City of Edmonds

Application for Citizens’ Economic Dev’t Commission
(You must live within the City limits to apply and submit this application by 4:30 p.m. Friday June 1, 2012.)

On June 2, 2009, the Edmonds City Council created a Citizens Economic Development Commission consisting of 17 members.  The Commission is empowered to advise and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council, and as appropriate to the Planning Commission, Architectural Design Board or other Boards or Commissions of the City on such matters as may be specifically referred to the Commission by the Mayor or City Council.  The commission is to address specific issues related to economic development and is responsible for helping identify new sources of revenue as a direct result of economic development projects; new strategies for economic development; and provide recommendations regarding strategies for economic development and other matters that will improve commercial viability, tourist development and activity for consideration by the Edmonds City Council. The commission is to also work an annual report and in conjunction with the planning board, make joint recommendations on economic development matters/proposals to the city council.

Economic Development Commission Membership
Each Council Member may appoint up to two, and the Mayor may appoint up to three, members (Commission members must reside within Edmonds city limits).  In the event that any commissioner resigns or fails to attend three consecutive commission meetings, that position may be deemed vacant by the holder of the office that appointed the commissioner (e.g. mayor or council member) and such office holder may appoint a replacement commissioner for the remainder of the unexpired term for that position.

Economic Development Commissioner terms shall be staggered such that all members of the commission as of December 31, 2011 shall have their terms expire on December 31, 2012.  All new members appointed in 2012 shall have their terms expire on December 31, 2014 while members appointed during 2013 or later, shall have their terms expire on December 31, 2015.

Meetings of the commission are held on the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month.  Such meetings shall be considered special meetings and notice shall be provided in accordance with City ordinance and state law.