Giving Tree Program Was A Great Success!

Thanks to the Edmonds Community, the Giving Tree Program Was A Great Success!

Thank you to all who participated in the Giving Tree Program sponsored by the City of Edmonds and in cooperation with Volunteers of America. 300 tags were selected from the Giving Trees representing gift requests by needy seniors and children. Over the last few weeks, cheerful participants brought in loads of brightly wrapped gifts to City sites. Volunteers of America has retrieved all of the gifts and will distribute them over the next few days, just in time for the holidays. Thank you for helping to make this program a success and blessing so many people in need. Happy Holidays!



2015 Edmonds Sister City Commission Student Trip to Japan!
(Edmonds – WA) The Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applications from students who are interested in visiting Japan in the summer of 2015. This annual cultural exchange program with Edmonds Sister City in Hekinan was initiated in 1988 and has organized visits for over 500 students and their chaperones both to and from Hekinan. read more
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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
Seeking Student Representative for Edmonds Arts Commission
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More details and application HERE
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
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

Next Town Hall Meeting Scheduled
(Edmonds - WA) Rounding out his series of Town Halls for 2014, Mayor Dave Earling has scheduled his fourth and final Town Hall Meeting of 2014 for Wednesday, December 10th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Point Edwards Charter Club located at 85 Pine Street in Edmonds. read more

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2015 Budgeting
2015 Budgeting

"Our mission is to provide a high quality of life for residents and businesses, and a legacy for future generations by preserving and enhancing our historic waterfront community"  Mayor Earling's 2015 Budget Address.

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The City of Edmonds 2015 Proposed Budget is available [here]. 
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.  
Edmonds Arts Summit June 29th
The City of Edmonds Invites Community to the Edmonds Arts Summit June 29th View the press release
City of Edmonds, Student Conservation Association Team Up to Provide Local Teens with Summer Conservation Jobs
City of Edmonds, Student Conservation Association Team Up to Provide Local Teens with Summer Conservation Jobs  See attached Press Release for more information.
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. 
Westgate Proposals
Westgate Proposal


The Edmonds City Council is currently reviewing proposals for zoning changes in the Westgate commercial area.

You can find information on the history of this project here along with the current draft of the specific zoning code proposal.


Edmonds Strategic Plan
Strategic Action Plan

2014 Governor's Smart Communities Award Winner!

 Strategic Action Plan adopted April 2, 2013


Strategic Action Plan Implementation

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,

OPEN HOUSE: How landslides affect your property
Property owners who live in areas affected by landslides along the BNSF tracks are invited to an open house hosted by WSDOT, City of Edmonds and Town of Woodway. read more
2nd Annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival
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Presented by the Edmonds Museum
More Information

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. .