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Call for Applications for Assistant English Teacher in Japan

escc hekinan(Edmonds, WA) Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applications for an Assistant English Teacher (AET) in Hekinan, Japan for a two-year term from August 2015. The AET will supplement the curriculum and lesson plans provided by the Japanese teacher of the class with speaking practice and skills, as well as class presentations when requested. read more

Port of Edmonds Approves Funding to Contribute to At-Grade Rail Crossings Alternatives Analysis

(Edmonds - WA) The Port of Edmonds Commissioners unanimously voted on Monday, February 23, 2015, to support the City of Edmonds in its pursuit of funds from the State Legislature to commission an analysis of alternatives for the at-grade rail crossings issue at the Edmonds waterfront.

To see the full press release click here.

Citizens Economic Development Commission Seeks Student Rep

EDC Seeks Student Rep
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Marina Beach Master Plan Open House - March 4, 6-7:30pm

Marina Beach Master Plan Open House - March 4, 6-7:30pm
Press Release

Adopt-A-Flower Basket or Corner Park

Press Release | More Information

2015 Traffic Calming Program

(Edmonds - WA) The City of Edmonds is trying to decrease speeds and reduce cut-through traffic along our local streets in order to increase safety for both vehicles and non-motorized traffic. $20,000 has been budgeted in 2015 for continuance of the City’s Traffic Calming Program. The program consists of a three-phase process: (1) Petition and Review for Qualification; (2) Education / Enforcement; and (3) Installation of Traffic Calming Devices.

To see the full press release and learn more about how to get a location considered click here.

EarthCorps & Hazel Miller Foundation support Puget Sound Stewards

EarthCorps & Hazel Miller Foundation support Puget Sound Stewards
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Public Open House on 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update To Be Held

2015 Comprehensive Plan Update Open House

February 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Brackett Room, 3rd floor City Hall, 121 - 5th Avenue North.

The open house will feature information on the update process and the work done thus far. Questions and input from the public are welcome. Read more here...
comp planYou can find out more about the 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update and planning process by clicking here.

Update on Edmonds -- Winter 2015

The Winter 2015 Edition of "Update on Edmonds" is available. Check it out...
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Mayor Earling Appoints Linda W.Y. Coburn to the Municipal Court Judge Position

Linda Coburn - BW 2(Edmonds, WA) Mayor Dave Earling is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda W.Y. Coburn to fill the Municipal Court Judge position. The City Council officially confirmed this appointment and conducted the oath of office on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.  Ms. Coburn will begin her work on the bench today, January 14, 2015. read more

2015 State of the City Address

(Edmonds, WA) On Thursday morning, February 12th at the Edmonds Theater, Mayor Dave Earling gave his 2015 "State of the City" address to a packed house. Joining the Mayor onstage for opening remarks was acclaimed guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves of Rick Steves’ Europe and Edmonds School Board President Diana White. The presentation was videotaped by My Edmonds News and can be seen by clicking here.
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City Launches Facebook Page

facebook(Edmonds - WA)  The City of Edmonds has launched a new Facebook page as part of its ongoing effort to enhance communications with the community. The City adopted its social media policy last Fall, with the goal of launching a Facebook page in the new year. read more

Citizens Economic Development Commission Openings

logoThe City of Edmonds is currently seeking applicants to fill an opening on the Citizens Economic Development Commission, see press release here.

For more information, or an application, please visit our Boards & Commissions' webpage or contact the Mayor's Office by phone 425.771.0247 or email.

Notice of Edmonds City Council Vacancy for Position #2



The City Council of the City of Edmonds is accepting applications from qualified Edmonds’ residents to be considered for appointment to a vacancy on the Edmonds City Council for position #2.

Please see Press Release

To access Council Application Form for Council Position No. 2 click here.


Make Your Shelter Reservation Beginning February 2, 2015


Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services will begin taking reservations for picnic shelters for the 2015 season on Monday, February 2, at 9:00 am.  Shelters can be rented from April 1 through September 30. City Park has three shelters and a gazebo, and Hickman Park has one shelter that can be reserved for your enjoyment. The cost per shelter Monday thru Thursday is $110 and $125 on Friday thru Sundays. The gazebo is $60 per reservation. Ball field reservations are $10R and $12NR per hour with a three hour maximum.  Reservations begin in person at 9:00 am at the Recreation Office at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street, Edmonds. Phone reservations begin at 9 am February 3, by calling 425.771.0230.  Please call 425.771.0230 for additional information.

2015 Historic Edmonds Calendar available now.

NewsRelPic2015Calendar2The new Historic Edmonds Calendar for 2015 is now available for FREE at City Hall (121 5th Ave N) and the Anderson Center (700 Main Street). Because the supply is limited, they are available at up to 5 per individual or up to 20 per business. The calendar includes composite photos of old/new Edmonds by local artist Andy Eccleshall. Get yours today!



Learn more about the City's Traffic Calming Program

Have neighborhood traffic concerns?  Learn more about what you can do by clicking this LINK

Chaperone Opportunity for 2015 Student Delegation to Hekinan, Japan

(Edmonds – WA) The Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applications from teachers interested in co-leading the annual student visit to Hekinan, Japan during the last two weeks of July 2015. This program was started in 1988 and has organized visits for over 500 middle and high school aged students to and from Hekinan, Japan. Chaperones stay with a host family in Hekinan and travel costs are paid by the Commission.

The 2014 delegation chaperones, Edmonds School District teachers Karyn Heinekin and Phil Onishi, recently shared highlights of their trip with the Edmonds City Council. They both expressed what a “fabulous opportunity this was for them to travel to Japan and experience the Japanese culture” and also talked about “building lasting relationships with many of the people they met in Hekinan”. read more

Preliminary Study Estimates Edmonds Train Trench Cost at $250-$290 Million

(Edmonds - WA) -- Building a train trench to address increasing train traffic along the Edmonds waterfront could cost between $250-$290 million, according to a preliminary cost and feasibility analysis conducted by engineering firm Tetra Tech on behalf of the City of Edmonds. read more

The initial report by Tetra Tech has been posted on the City of Edmonds website and can be viewed at

Fall 2014 Edition of Update on Edmonds

s5 logo color compThe Fall 2014 edition of the City newsletter "Update on Edmonds" published this week. To view it click here.

Hutt Park Vandalized Tree Replacement Report Available

The Hutt Park Vandalized Tree Replacement Report is now available.  

2nd Annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival

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Presented by the Edmonds Museum
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Final Solarize workshops coming up soon

The final two Solarize South County (Edmonds!) workshops are scheduled for October 1st and 12th... attend to find out how YOU can take advantage of current rebates, credits and incentives to have an affordable residential solar installation on your home! See more details here or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Mayor Earling Hosts Town Hall on Growing Train Traffic Concerns

train town hall 5179 comp(Edmonds, WA)  On Thursday, October 2nd, Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling hosted a Trains Town Hall to discuss what experts predict may be an alarming increase in train traffic through Edmonds. The public event was held in the Plaza Room of the Edmonds Library and included panelists: Sean Ardussi, Senior Planner, Puget Sound Regional Council; Terry Finn, Consultant, Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad; Stephanie Solien, Vice President, Board of Directors, Climate Solutions; and Bob Watters, Senior Vice President, SSA Marine. Amy Scarton from Washington State Department of Transportation and Fire Chief Ed Widdis of Snohomish County Fire District 1 also provided comments.

At the meeting it was reported that the Department of Ecology had just issued their Washington State Marine & Rail Oil Transportation Study Preliminary Findings & Recommendations. That document can be viewed in its entirety here.

To view the video of the Trains Town Hall meeting please click here.

Photo courtesy of Larry Vogel,

City of Edmonds Hit with Unexpectedly Large Bill from Fire District 1 for Retroactive Employment Contract

(Edmonds – WA) Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling announced Tuesday that the City of Edmonds, together with the cities of Mountlake Terrace and Brier, has received word from Fire District 1 leadership that, pursuant to contracts with their union personnel, the cities now owe retroactive payment for represented employee pay raises accruing from 2013 and 2014. For the City of Edmonds the bill amounts to $1.67 million.  read more

Businesses Take the City of Edmonds Green Business Pledge

GreenBusiness web(Edmonds – WA) Congratulations and thank you to our local businesses who took the green business pledge during the first round of pledging: 

Gallery North
Merri Lee Jacobs, PhD Psychologist
Landau Associates
Walnut Street Coffee
Cheesemonger’s Table
City of Edmonds Public Works Department

As part of the City of Edmonds’ efforts to encourage environmental awareness... read more

Edmonds to Receive Governor's Smart Communities Award

(Edmonds - WA) the City of Edmonds' Strategic Action Plan is a merit award winner int he Governor's 2014 Smart Communities Award program, as announced by Mayor Dave Earling. read more

Click here for Governor Inslee's official announcement.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Are you interested in serving the Edmonds' community? City of Edmonds Boards and Commissions are a great way to do that. Here's a list of current openings:

    •  Architectural Design Board
    •  Arts Commission Student Representative
    •  Historic Preservation Commission
    •  Library Board
    •  Sister City Commission
    •  Transportation Committee
    •  Tree Board Student Representative

You can find out more about each of these openings and get an application by going to the Boards and Commissions Openings webpage. You can also contact the Mayor's Office by phone @ 425.771.0247 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

City Hires New Development Services Director

ShaneHope comp(Edmonds – WA) At the Tuesday, March 11th Edmonds City Council meeting the Council confirmed Mayor Earling’s appointment of Shane Hope as the new Development Services Director. read more

International Travel Opportunity for Students

(Edmonds, WA) The Edmonds Sister City Commission has extended the deadline for applciations for the 2014 Student Exchange program with Hekinan Japan. read more

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2014 State of the City Address

(Edmonds, WA) Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 20th for the 2014 State of the City Address presented by Mayor Dave Earling. Mayor Earling will discuss the challenges and triumphs of the past year, progress for the coming year, and long-term strategies for 2014 and beyond. read more

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For more information please contact Carolyn LaFave by phone at 425.771.0247 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Roger Neumaier Announces his Resignation

(Edmonds - WA) The City's most recently hired department director Roger Neumaier has submitted his letter of resignation to Mayor Dave Earling, effective January 31, 2014. read more

Council in process of appointing for position #6 vacancy.

The deadline for accepting applications for the City of Edmonds Council Position #6 vacancy closed on 1/17/2014 at  4:30 p.m.  The Council is now in the process of filling that vacancy.  The Council received applications from the following (listed in alphabetic order): 
1.     Deborah Anderson
2.     Steve Bernheim
3.     Kathleen Dewhirst
4.     Harry Gatjens
5.     Randy Hayden
6.     Tim E. Healy
7.     Philip Lopresti
8.     Thomas W Mesaros
9.     Carreen Nordling Rubenkonig
10.   Alvin A. Rutledge
11.   Timothy A. Schell
12.   Stephen C. Schroeder
13.   Val Stewart (Withdrew application.)
14.   Neil Tibbott
15.   Ron Wambolt

Parks, Recreation and Open Space Draft Plan Ready for Citizen Review

Parks, Recreation and Open Space Draft Plan Ready for Citizen Review
View the press release
View the Draft PROS Plan 

Councilmember Yamamoto Resigns

Yamamoto 88 x 117(Edmonds – WA) Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling was informed today of the resignation of Edmonds City Councilmember Frank Yamamoto effective December 31, 2013. Councilmember Yamamoto cited health concerns as the reason for his resignation. Mr. Yamamoto has been on the City Council since January of 2012. press release

Point Edwards Building 10 Decision Postponed

(Edmonds – WA) Due to unforeseen circumstances, special counsel Carol Morris is unable to attend the December 3rd City Council meeting.  As a result, the review of the Building 10 Findings and Conclusions, regarding the appeals of the ADB’s approval of Building 10, will be continued to a future date. The item has been moved to the December 17, 2013 Council meeting for council discussion and potential action.

76th Ave Waterline Project

For Information on the 76th Ave Waterline Project click here
For Additional Information from the City of Lynnwood click here

For information on 2014 - 2019 Draft CIP & CFP

Free 2014 Historic Edmonds Calendar available now

2014 calendar coverThe 2014 version of the popular Historic Edmonds Calendar is available now, courtesy of the Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission. This year the calendar is Free, due to a grant received from the State Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation. Find out more here.

Automatic Payment Options Now Available for City Utility Customers

The City of Edmonds is now offering automatic credit and debit card payment options for customers of City’s water, sewer, and stormwater drainage utility services.  To enroll please visit the City’s website for utility billing at  For questions, please call (425) 771-0241 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Mayor Earlings' 2014 Budget Message

At the October 1, 2013 City Council Meeting Mayor Earling presented the 2014 budget. For a video of his presentation please click here.

To see the 2014 City of Edmonds Budget please click here.

Architectural Design Board Seeks New Member

(Edmonds – WA) The City of Edmonds is currently accepting applications for the Landscape Architect position on the Architectural Design Board. read more

This Month in Cityvision

CityVision0713 compRights of Passage... The prospect of mile-long coal trains making regular, labored transit of the state's rail lines signals a quandary faced by many local communities: how do they balance the competing priorities of economic development and livability when they're literally caught on two sides of the tracks? By Ted Katauskas
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Mayor Earling Appointed to AWC Legislative Committee

Earlingpic2(Edmonds – WA) The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) President, Craig George, has appointed Mayor Dave Earling to the AWC Legislative Committee and its Infrastructure and Economic Development sub-committee. read more

The Budget - Round Two!

The first article in the 2014 Budget Discussion - by Mayor Dave Earling. Click here to read.

Touring Edmonds on a Segway

City of Edmonds City Clerk Sandy Chase Announces Retirement

City of Edmonds City Clerk, Sandy Chase Announces Retirement
Sandy Chase, City Clerk for the City of Edmonds announced her retirement this week.  She will be leaving the City effective October 31, 2013. Read the full press release here. 

The Arts Mean Business in Edmonds

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The Edmonds Arts Summit on Saturday, June 29th, will feature speaker Randy Cohen, V.P. of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts in Washington D.C. read more

Sister City Commission Receives Hazel Miller Foundation Award

This month the Hazel Miller Foundation awarded the Edmonds Sister City Commission a grant to partially fund some of the cultural and community events of the 25th anniversary celebration of the City's sister city relationship with Hekinan, Japan. This financial award will provide much needed assistance to the Edmonds community in hosting the Japanese delegation during their stay from October 29th through November 4th, 2013.

The Edmonds Sister City Commission anticipates that nearly forty citizens of Hekinan will travel with their delegation this autumn, and continues to explore creative ways the community can participate in hosting our Japanese friends. "This will be a big help towards making this important anniversary celebration a success," says Edmonds Sister City Commission Chair Michelle Van Tassell, "this is a big cultural event for our community and we are delighted that the Hazel Miller Foundation was so willing to support our efforts. But even so, we still have a good way to go if we are going to be able to return the generosity they showed our delegation."

In April, Mayor Dave Earling led a delegation of Edmonds citizens to Hekinan in celebration of the two cities' quarter century anniversary of their sister city relationship. The Edmonds Sister City Commission encourages citizens interested in supporting the anniversary celebrations to reach out with support. "This is truly a community effort," says Mayor Earling, "caring for our friends and visitors is a core value here in Edmonds."

Architectural Design Board Seeks New Member

(Edmonds - WA) The City of Edmonds is currently accepting applications for the layman position on the Architectural Design Board. (read more)

Click here for an application.

Hours and Locations

City Hall

121 5th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm

City Clerk
  Business Licenses
  Public Records Request

First Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm

Development Services
  Building Division
  Planning Division
  Engineering Division 

Second Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
Hours: M,T,Th,F 8am-4:30pm;
Wednesday 8am-Noon

  Information Services
  Utility Payments

First Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525 or 425-771-0240
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm

Fire Prevention Division

Third Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N

Mayor's Office
Community Services
Economic Development
Human Resources

Third Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm

Municipal Court

250 5th Ave N
Hours: M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm
Closed: Noon-1pm for Lunch

Passport Service
Hours: M 9:30am-11:45am 
  T,Th,F 9:30am-11:45am and

Parks, Recreation
& Cultural Services

700 Main St
Hours: M-F, 8:30am-8:30pm
Sat 9am-2pm

Police Services

250 5th Ave N
Hours: M-F, 9am-4pm

Public Works & Utilities

7110 210th St SW
Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm

Wastewater Treatment Plant

200 2nd Ave S
Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm