Salary 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 2017 Salary Commission has started their work for the 2017 process.

All meetings and public hearings will be held in the Police Department Training Room (250 5th Ave. N., Edmonds, WA  98020).

The meeting schedule is as follows:

July 10, 2017      Regular Meeting                 7:00-9:00 p.m.   

July 24, 2017      Public Hearing & Meeting    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

August 7, 2017    Regular Meeting                 7:00-9:00 p.m.

August 14, 2017  Public Hearing & Meeting     7:00-9:00 p.m.

August 21, 2017  Regular Meeting                 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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.

Historic Mayor & Salary History Information (1988-2017)


SALARY Commission Info

Meeting schedule:

See the Agenda for the next meeting

Commission members:

Jay Grant, Chair                 

Ava Dubno, Vice-Chair        

Jeff Hodson, Commissioner

Don Hall, Commissioner      

Carl Zapora, Commissioner 

City staff:

Mary Ann Hardie
Human Resources