Earlingpic2Dave Earling, Mayor

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Edmonds is the oldest city in the county, having been founded in 1890. We are located just a few minutes north of Seattle on the shores of Puget Sound. As you drive into town, you are treated to magnificent views of the Olympic Mountains. We are fortunate to have a very active marina within the confines of the Port of Edmonds. And, of course, Edmonds serves as the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula via a Washington State ferry.

A rich history is complemented by our strong interest in the arts. We are proud of the programs and activities spearheaded by our Arts Commission. Likewise we are fortunate to have the acclaimed Edmonds Center for the Arts just steps away from the heart of Downtown Edmonds, while we are pleased that the Olympic Ballet and the Cascade Symphony call Edmonds home. We offer concerts in the parks, the Edmonds Arts Festival, and an annual writers’ conference. Stop in and visit our Historical Museum. And, of course, we are home to such fun events as A Taste of Edmonds and Hot Autumn Nites, our annual classic car show. For active and leisure activities, our Parks & Recreation Department is first class.

A city our age and size seldom has the good fortune to possess a viable, downtown retail business core. Our well-maintained, older buildings are home to many customer-friendly retailers. As you stroll downtown, see if you feel the “sense of place” that we who live here are so lucky to enjoy on a daily basis. After your downtown stroll, continue on to the waterfront and walk the boardwalk from Brackett’s Landing Park to Marina Beach Park.

Our neighborhood retail centers provide additional shopping experiences. And if mall shopping is your thing, you’re a short drive away from Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood. With the advent of commuter rail, Edmonds is only minutes away from Mariners, Seahawks, and Storm games.

Thanks for visiting our web site. We who call Edmonds home love it here. Please take the opportunity to visit us and experience what we have come to call “an Edmonds kind of day.”



Mayor's Columns

Recent Columns

Publication Date
  September 19, 2019
This and That August 15, 2019
The Coming Elections August 1, 2019
Oh yes, the Budget July 11, 2019
Reflecting on the Waterfront Connector June 27, 2019
The Case for the Waterfront Connector May 30, 2019
Edmonds, an Arts & Culture Community May 9, 2019
Great Projects April 11, 2019
Musings  March 14, 2019
Mayoral Announcement February 7, 2019
The Mayor's Office January 10, 2019
The Holiday Spirit is Alive in Edmonds December 20, 2018
Santa Does Exist November 29, 2018
Voting, Your Right, Your Privilege November 1, 2018
Welcome Hekinan October 11, 2018
The Passage of Three... September 13, 2018
Patience and Projects August 16, 2018
Grants July 19, 2018
What's this Housing Strategy Really About? July 5, 2018
Stark Contrast  June 21, 2018
Edmonds - Always Evolving May 24, 2018
Summer is Here!  April 26, 2018
Reflections on Hekinan April 12, 2018
Hekinan, Our Sister City  March 8, 2018
Around Town February 8, 2018
Local "Fake News"  January 11, 2018
Personal Reflections on Days Gone By December 21, 2017
Celebrate the Season  December 10, 2017
Our Future is in Good Hands  November 9, 2017
City of Edmonds Directors October 26, 2017
Summer is Over, Fall is Here September 28, 2017
Lobbyists & Advocates September 14, 2017
So You Think You're Busy... August 31, 2017
Charlottesville & Beyond August 17, 2017
This and That July 20, 2017
Edmonds, A Gathering Place June 22, 2017
Edmonds, the Region and Beyond! May 25, 2017
Another Edmonds Win April 27, 2017
Is it Spring Yet? March 30, 2017
The Front Porch March 2, 2017
State of the City February 2, 2017
Time Does Fly January 5, 2017
2017 Washington Legislative Session December 15, 2016 
As the Dust Settles November 17, 2016 
The Art of Compromise October 27, 2016 
The City Staff at Work September 29, 2016 
Energy of Edmonds September 15, 2016 
Purpose August 18, 2016 
Summer and Changes July 21, 2016
Such a Puzzle On Father's Day June 23, 2016
So What are the Challenges May 26, 2016
It Must Be Spring April 28, 2016
So You Want to Help? March 31, 2016
Celebrating the Spirit of Our Community  March 3, 2016
State of the City February 4, 2016
So What's New? January 6, 2016
Big Holes to Fill December 10,2015
Looking Ahead November 19, 2015
Let the Dust Settle November 19, 2015
Right to Vote October 22, 2015
The Edmonds Economy October 8, 2015
To Town Hall or Not September 24, 2015
Ah Yes... the Election August 27, 2015
Mayors Past & Present Gather Together July 30, 2015
The Legislative Session is Mostly Over... July 9, 2015
It's Economics Stupid! June 18, 2015
The Final Days of the Legislature May 14, 2015
Personal Reflections on Days Gone By April 30, 2015 
The Importance of a Vibrant Community April 2, 2015
Snohomish County Cities March 19, 2015
Edmonds Turns 125! March 5, 2015
Staying in Touch February 19, 2015
Welcome to 2015 Part II
January 22, 2015
Welcome to 2015 Part I
January 8, 2015
Celebrate the Season
December 11, 2014
A Thank You to David Jaffe
November 25, 2014
The Roundabout Comes Full Circle
November 13, 2014
The Draw of Edmonds
October 23, 2014
Round Two... What's the Scoop? September 25, 2014
What's the Scoop...?
September 11, 2014
Perfection vs. Good
September 4, 2014
The 4th of July June 26, 2014
Odds and Ends
June 5, 2014
The "Other" Edmondshe "Other" Edmonds May 15, 2014
View from the 3rd Flooriew from the 3rd Floor February 27, 2014
Why the State of the City February 6, 2014
Let's Talk January 16, 2014
The Year Ahead January 2, 2014
What a Summer
September 3, 2013
Another Blunt Conversation March 29, 2013
As We Draw the Year to a Close December 20, 2012 
City is Facing Pressing Dilemma June 21, 2012 
Living in a Community Such as Edmonds April 24, 2012 
No easy puzzle to solve March 4, 2012
Time to Say Thanks February 23, 2012
Building Relationships, Rebuilding City's Reputation January 3, 2012
Mayoral Transition Already Starting November 17, 2011

State of the City Addresses

2019 - March 7, 2019, Mayor Dave Earling's State of the City address at the Edmonds Theater ~ 8:30 - 9:30 am. Opening remarks by Teresa Wippel, MyEdmondsNews and Pastor Barry Crane, North Sound Church. To view the program please click here. Also at the 2019 address, a graphic map of the Mayor's address was created and can be viewed here or in the Brackett Room at Edmonds City Hall.

2018 - February 22, 2018, Mayor Dave Earling's State of the City address at the Edmonds Theater ~ 8:30 - 9:30 am. Opening remarks by Jenny Murphy, Sound Styles and David Quinn, Edmonds School District. To view the program please click here. Also at the 2018 address, a graphic map of the Mayor's address was created. The map can be viewed in the 3rd floor Brackett Room at Edmonds City Hall.

2017 - February 9, 2017, Mayor Dave Earling's State of the City address at the Edmonds Theater ~ 8:30 am. Opening remarks by Janelle Milodragovich, of Ten Gun Design and Greg Hoff, Windermere Real Estate/Edmonds. To view the program please click here. Also at the 2017 address, a graphic map of the Mayor's address was created. The map can be viewed here. It can also be viewed in the 3rd floor Brackett Room at Edmonds City Hall.

2016 - February 11, 2016, Mayor Dave Earling's State of the City address at the Edmonds Theater ~ 8:30 am. Opening remarks by Ruth Arista, Arista Wine Cellars and Pastor Barry Crane, Northsound Church. To view the program please click here.

2015 - February 12, 2015, Mayor Dave Earling's State of the City Address at the Edmonds Theater. Opening remarks by Rick Steves of Rick Steves' Europe and Diana White, Edmonds School Board President. To view the program please click here.

2014 - February 20, 2014, Mayor Dave Earling's State of the City Address at the Edmonds Theater. Opening remarks by Carolyn Douglas, Carolyn Douglas Communications and Carl Zapora, Superintendent, Verdant Health Commission. To view the program please click here.

2013 - March 13, 2013, Mayor Dave Earling's state of the City Address at the wade James Theater. Opening remarks by Dr. Jean Hernandez, President, edmonds, Community College and David Jaffe, Chief Executive, Swedish Edmonds.

Mayor's Office

Third Floor City Hall
121 Fifth Avenue North
Edmonds, WA 98020

Executive Assistant
Carolyn LaFave

email | p 425-771-0247 | f 425-771-0252

Mayor Dave Earling invites citizens, business owners, and others from the Edmonds community to join him for Office Hour. Office Hour meetings are designed to provide an opportunity for constituents to talk with the Mayor about concerns related to the City. Meetings are broken into 15 minute intervals to allow for four individual sessions within the hour. These meetings are held on the second and fourth Fridays of every month from 8 - 9 am in the Mayor's office (subject to change). If you would like to schedule Office Hour time with Mayor Earling contact Carolyn LaFave | 425.771.0247.

Mayor's Town Halls

Upcoming Town Hall


Past Town Halls


Downtown Edmonds: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm • North Sound Center • 201 4th Avenue North, Edmonds


→ Downtown Edmonds: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm • Edmonds Library Plaza Room • 650 Main Street, Edmonds


South Edmonds: Thursday, August 25, 2016 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm • Faith Community Church • 10220 238th St SW, Edmonds

North Edmonds: Thursday, June 2, 2016 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm • Meadowdale Clubhouse, 6801 North Meadowdale Rd, Edmonds


Hwy 99 N:  Thursday, July 9, 2015 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm • Swedish Edmonds, 21601 76th Ave W, Edmonds

Edmonds Waterfront: Thursday, November 12, 2015 • Edmonds Senior Center • 220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds


Perrinville:  Thursday, June 12, 2014 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm • Corner Coffee Bar & Cafe • 18401 76th Ave W, Edmonds

SW Edmonds/Hwy 99: Thursday, September 11, 2014 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm • Community Health Center of Snohomish County • 23320 Hwy 99, Edmonds

Train Town Hall: Thursday, October 2, 2014 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm • Edmonds Library Plaza Room, 650 Main Street, Edmonds

Edmonds:  Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm • Point Edwards Charter Club, 85 Pine Street, Edmonds