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Visit a Park

To get more information about Edmonds Parks click here.
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Urban Forest Management Plan

We need your input! Click here for up-to-date project info.

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Highway 99 Corridor / Subarea Planning

The Highway 99 Subarea Plan is underway to develop a vision for land use and transportation along the corridor. Click here to visit the project website. You can also find more information here.
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76th Ave & 212th St Intersection Improvements

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solarThe City of Edmonds recently participated in a collaborative effort including Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (Northwest SEED), Snohomish County PUD and a team of volunteers from Lynnwood, Edmonds and Woodway on the Solarize South County program.  This was a time-limited initiative designed to help single-family homeowners and small businesses purchase solar panels via a streamlined process and group discount.  As part of the program, A&R Solar, a PUD-registered solar installer, was selected by a volunteer committee through a competitive process. Participants in the initiative were not only eligible for a group discount, but also for the PUD’s Solar Express rebate of up to $2,500 for residential customers and up to $10,000 for small businesses, along with federal and state incentives for solar energy.  The program included several community workshops, which not only helped get the word out about the program itself, but also provided education about the benefits of solar to individuals throughout the community.

The Solarize South County program was a great success resulting in 25 contracts for solar installations throughout Edmonds, Lynnwood, Woodway, Mountlake Terrace, and Brier.  Edmonds took the lead with 15 of those contracts being within our city limits, one of which was for a multi-family building and one for a commercial business.  Overall, the Solarize South County program resulted in the installation of a total of 140 kilowatts of solar arrays for an annual savings of approximately 96.5 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.  This is roughly equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of 20 passenger vehicles or the carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of over 100,000 pounds of coal.

A&R Solar was incredibly happy with the positive response from the community on the Solarize South County program:

“For us the program was a great success. It is amazing to come to know the people, places, and passions that create a real community. There are so many people working together to make their place in the world a better place to live. It is a great honor to be a part of that effort in these communities.”

Thanks in part to the Solarize South County program as well as other recent solar programs, solar installations are on the rise in Edmonds.  In 2012, three building permits were issued for solar installations.  In 2013, that number doubled to six building permits for solar installations.  But in 2014, the number of permits soared to 39, and an additional three permits have already been issued for 2015!


What our neighbors are saying about solar.


The following quotes were provided by participants of the Solarize South County program in response to a survey performed by Northwest SEED:

“I am new to solar, but had friends that had taken the plunge. The program assembled all the pieces I needed to jump in.”

“I wanted to do it for sure, but didn't think we'd be able to afford it for quite a while. Solarize made the up-front cost more affordable so we could start enjoying the long-term benefits.”

“We never considered a solar system and had no plans to install one. We heard about the Solarize program and attended a webinar. It was solely because of the program that we are now installing solar and are very happy to have the opportunity.”

“Would not have done it without the Solarize program. Just would not have put the time into all the needed research & effort. And the discounts were a factor also.”


A&R Solar gives back to the community in a big way.


As part of the Solarize South County program, A&R Solar pledged to donate a solar energy system to Edmonds Lutheran Church and Annie’s Community Kitchen, which was selected by the community to be the recipient of this award.  Annie’s Community Kitchen is a service of Edmonds Lutheran Church that has been providing a free hot meal once a week to the community for over ten years.  Thanks to those who participated in the Solarize South County program, A&R Solar will donate a solar array of 2.2 kilowatts, which has an $11,000 value.  Although the Solarize South County program has formally ended, A&R Solar has pledged to increase the size of their donation to Edmonds Lutheran Church if additional participants sign contracts with A&R by January 31st.

Questions?

For additional information on the Solarize program, please visit www.solarizewa.org. To learn more about A&R Solar, visit www.a-rsolar.com.  Information on Edmonds Lutheran Church and Annie’s Community Kitchen can be found at http://www.edmondslutheran.org/

Vote to help select the new playground at the Frances Anderson Center

Vote to help select the new playground at the Frances Anderson Center.  Go to http://facplayground.edmondswa.gov/.

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February 28th - Community Meeting for Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector

Join us February 28th from 6pm-8pm, at the Edmonds Library, Plaza Room, to share your feedback on early design concepts!

The Waterfront Connector will be a long-term solution at at-grade railroad crossing conflicts, allowing pedestrians and emergency vehicles safe and direct access to the waterfront. 

In 2016, after receiving significant input from the community, we completed the Waterfront Access Study. The study looked at a number of alternatives to provide safe and reliable access over the railroad tracks to the waterfront. The analysis conducted during that study recommended the Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector as the preferred solution. Mayor Earling presented this recommendation to City Council who unanimously endorsed the project in November 2016. 

You can learn more about the project and share your thoughts in-person on February 28th or online February 28th – March 16th. edmondswaterfrontaccess.org 

2018 State of the City Address

Mayor Earling's 2018 State of the City Address... press release

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Flag Lowering Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida

flag half staffThursday, February 15, 2018 until close of business on Monday, February 19, 2018 ~ By Presidential Proclamation, flags are to be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida.

Edmonds Diversity Commission Donates Book to Local Schools

you hold me upEdmonds Diversity Commission Donates Special Collection of Children’s Books to Local Elementary Schools

Diversity-Themed Books Aim to Support School District’s Mission to Provide a More Inclusive and Equitable Curriculum    

(Edmonds, WA) – In an effort to promote a greater understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion among Edmonds youth and support the Edmonds School District’s mission to provide a more equitable and diverse curriculum for its students, the City of Edmonds Diversity Commission has kicked off the new year with a substantial donation of children’s books to local elementary schools. The books focus on themes of diversity, equity, and inclusion and are intended to be available as resources for teachers, librarians, and students to help inform, engage, and encourage discussion. read more

Passionate About the Environment?

Passionate About the Environment? Mayors’ Climate Protection Committee Is Seeking New Members

Members Would Join Fellow Community Volunteers and City Staff in Mission to Encourage Edmonds to Conserve Resources and Address Impacts of Climate Change 

   (Edmonds, WA) – The Mayors’ Climate Protection Committee is putting out the call for new members who are interested in serving on the committee and supporting its mission to effectively address the issues of climate change in our community. It is a volunteer position and committee members meet the first Thursday of each month from 8:45am to 10:00am. Members do not have to reside in Edmonds and there are no terms limits.  read more

Flag Lowering in Memory of Former Governor John Spellman

flag half staffFriday, February 9, 2018 until close of business on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 ~ Governor Inslee directs that Washington State and United States flags be lowered to half-staff in memory of former Governor John Spellman who passed away on January 15 at the age of 91 from pneumonia.

City Wins Certificate of Achievement for Financial Reporting

The highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting

(Edmonds, WA) - The City of Edmonds has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is a significant accomplishment for the City of Edmonds.

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Adopt a Flower Basket or Corner Garden

The City of Edmonds Adopt-A-Flower Basket or Corner Park program of 2018 is underway. Your donation helps to support the City’s annual Flower Program which enhances the beauty of Edmonds.  Flower basket adoptions are $100 each for the season and Corner Parks are available for $250.  Download the forms and maps at www.flowerprogram.edmondswa.gov.  Forms and maps are also available at the Frances Anderson Center and Edmonds City Hall.  To check on basket or garden location availability, please call 425.771.0230. Forms and donations can be brought or mailed to Edmonds Parks and Recreation, 700 Main Street, Edmonds, WA 98026.  Media Release

Diversity Commission Names Chair and Vice-Chair for 2018

The Edmonds Diversity Commission has named a new Chair and Vice-Chair for 2018. For more information click here.

Cemetery Board Seeking Two New Board Members to Fill Vacancies

Cemetery Board seeks to fill two vacancies.  Application deadline March 30, 2018  Media Release

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