Salary Commission

2019 Salary Commission

The City is currently accepting applications for Salary Commission vacancies. Please see the following link for more information and to download an application:

Application deadline date: 3/21/19 @ 4:30 pm

About the Commission

The Salary Commission, as authorized by City Ordinance, Chapter 10.80, is up to a five member commission that meets every other (odd) year to review and make binding salary and benefits recommendations for the City’s elected positions of Mayor and Council.

The Commission reviews and discusses current compensation information such as salary, wages, health insurance, allowances, benefits and other forms of remuneration commonly received in return for services from other comparator cities of similar population size  and forms of government as Edmonds throughout King, Snohomish, Pierce Thurston and Kitsap counties, for example. The Commission also takes into consideration feedback from the elected officials through interviews as well as members of the public through 2 public hearings that occur during two of the meetings.

The Commission prepares a memo of their binding recommendations which is submitted to legal for review and then, after a review from legal, the recommendation is to be filed by September 30 in the year they are convening. Additionally, the Commission makes a presentation of their binding recommendation at a public Council meeting after their binding recommendations are submitted to the City Attorney and the City Clerks’ Office. The Commission’s binding recommendations are then incorporated into the City's budget.



TBD- The schedule will be posted once the commission is underway

Police Department Training Room

(250 5th Ave. N., Edmonds, WA  98020).


Additional Information/Data

Historic Mayor & Council Salary Information (1988-2017)


SALARY Commission Info

Meeting Schedule:

See the Agenda for the next meeting

Commission Members Contact Info.

& Term Dates


Jay Grant, Chair   


Ava Dubno, Vice-Chair   


Jeff Hodson, Commissioner 


Don Hall, Commissioner    


Carl Zapora, Commissioner   


City staff:


Mary Ann Hardie
Human Resources