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Donate to "Celebration of Lights"

Celebration of Lights 
In the spirit of giving, light a light this holiday season for someone you love, something you wish for, or in remembrance of a loved one.  Each light you light is a donation to the City of Edmonds Youth Scholarship Fund that enables Edmonds’ children to participate in Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services programs who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity.  A living fir tree is strung with lights and placed at the entrance of the Frances Anderson Center.  Donate $5 per light and we’ll note your donation on the main floor bulletin board of the Frances Anderson Center.  The living fir tree will be lit the week of Thanksgiving through January 2.  After the holidays, this tree will be planted in the interior of one of our parks.  Each year the City of Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department receives numerous requests for assistance.  To light a light, call 425-771-0268 to donate over the phone or to request a form.  Forms can be downloaded HERE. New this year, you can donate online at www.RecZone.org search Celebration of Lights and add it to your cart.  Please note there is a $10 minimum on credit card purchases.

Brighten a child's holiday by participating in the Giving Tree Program

Please join us to brighten a child’s holiday by participating in the Giving Tree program sponsored by the City of Edmonds and Volunteers of America. Stop by Edmonds City Hall or the Frances Anderson Center to select a tag for a child.  Purchase the gift, wrap it and bring it to either location by December 13th.  Click here for more details.

City & Ed! Hold First-ever Amateur Caroling Contest

The City of Edmonds and Ed! (Edmonds Downtown Alliance) will be holding the first-ever amateur Edmonds Holiday Caroling Contest - for more information please click here.

REMINDER... Mayor's Town Hall Meeting

Dave EarlingCommunity Invited to Mayor’s Town Hall
November 15th Community Discussion will include Highway 99 Neighborhood Plans, Five Corner Feasibility Study, and Waterfront Connector next steps

(Edmonds, WA) – Mark your calendars for your next opportunity to hear and respond to the latest updates from Mayor Dave Earling and City Directors at a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, November 15th, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Edmonds Library Plaza Room, 650 Main Street, Edmonds. Mayor Earling and his staff will host the community discussion that will include a question and answer session. read more

Edmonds Diversity Commission 2nd Screening of Free Film Series November 18

The second screening of free Diversity Commission Film Series set for Saturday, November 18, 2017. For more information click here.

Diversity Commission Seeks New Commissioner

The Diversity Commission is now accepting applications. Please click here for more information.

November 1, 2017 Diversity Commission Meeting

The November Diversity Commission meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Public Works Building, 7110 210th St SW, Edmonds, WA  98026. For more information please click here. This change is for this meeting only. The December 6, 2017 meeting will be held at the usual location in the Edmonds Senior Center at 220 Railroad Avenue, Edmonds, WA  98020.

Edmonds Diversity Commission Offers Small Grants

Community Projects that Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sought for Funding

(Edmonds, WA) - The City of Edmonds Diversity Commission is announcing the opening the application period for the first round of 2018 grant awards. The Commission’s small grants program is aimed at harnessing the power and enthusiasm of the local community by providing funding to help make possible community programs, events and/or activities that engage, educate or involve the Edmonds community in ways that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. read more

Community Invited to Mayor’s Town Hall

CaptureNovember 15th Community Discussion will include Highway 99 Neighborhood Plans, Five Corner Feasibility Study, and Waterfront Connector next steps

(Edmonds, WA) – Mark your calendars for your next opportunity to hear and respond to the latest updates from Mayor Dave Earling and City Directors at a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, November 15th, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Edmonds Library Plaza Room, 650 Main Street, Edmonds. Mayor Earling and his staff will host the community discussion that will include a question and answer session. read more

Taming Bigfoot Edmonds - Community Event

Taming Bigfoot Edmonds 6.2

Jeff Renner will discuss changes he has observed in our climate during his 38 years as Chief Meteorologist and Science Reporter with KING-TV. More......

Update on Edmonds ~ Fall 2017

The Fall 2018 edition of Update on Edmonds is available ~ check it out!

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Downtown Holiday Market Returns for Third Season

holidaySTARTS ONE WEEKEND SOONER THIS YEAR – SATURDAY, NOV. 4TH  

Vendors Will Offer Specialty Foods, Wines, Treats, Flowers, Gifts, Entertainment and More!

(Edmonds, WA) - The holiday shopping season in Downtown Edmonds will be bigger and better than ever this year, thanks to an extended Holiday Market on 5th Avenue in front of City Hall for six Saturdays from 10am to 3pm from November 4th to December 16th, skipping Thanksgiving weekend Saturday. read more

Entrenamiento Gratuito sobre el Reciclaje- FREE Recycling Training in Spanish

Entrenamiento Gratuito sobre el Reciclaje

¡Conviértase en un Promotordel Medio Ambiente con WSU Extension! Aprenda sobre el problema de la basura, qué cosas se pueden reciclar y compostar, qué es la composta, alternativas a productos químicos del hogar, y la importancia de conservar nuestros recursos naturales para el bienestar de nuestras vidas y de nuestras generaciones futuras. Este entrenamiento se ofrecerá en español los sábados entre el 14 de octubre y el 11 de noviembre (5 días en total), de 9:30 AM a 3:30 PM cada día. El entrenamiento es gratis, pero no habrá cuidado de niños. Nos reuniremos en WSU Extension, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE Everett, WA. Viajes opcionales a facilidades de reciclaje, composta y manejo de materiales peligrosos serán ofrecidos sin costo alguno.

Luego del entrenamiento, comparta lo que aprendió en 4 eventos con las comunidades Latinas para ayudar a los demás a tomar decisiones de reciclaje correctas. Para participar, regístrese en o antes del 6 de octubre con Yolimar Rivera a yolimar.rivera@wsu.edu o (425) 357-6029.

Este entrenamiento es posible gracias a los siguientes auspiciadores:
Waste Management, Snohomish County Solid Waste and WSU Snohomish County Extension.

FREE Recycling Training in Spanish

FREE Recycling Training in Spanish

Become an Ambassador for the Environment with WSU Extension! Learn about the problem of waste, what things can be recycled and composted, how to compost, alternatives to household hazardous products, and the importance of conserving our natural resources for the betterment of our lives and our future generations. This training will be offered in Spanish on Saturdays, October 14 through November 11 (5 days total), from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM each day. The training is free, but there will be no childcare. We will meet at WSU Extension, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE Everett, WA. Optional field trips to recycling, composting and hazardous waste disposal facilities will also be offered at no charge.
After the training, share what you learned at 4 Latino community events to help others make the right recycling choices! To participate, register no later than October 6th with Yolimar Rivera at yolimar.rivera@wsu.edu or (425) 357-6029.

This training is possible thanks to the following sponsors:
Waste Management, Snohomish County Solid Waste and WSU Snohomish County Extension.

Citizens Invited to Join Mayor’s Delegation to Visit Sister City Hekinan, Japan in 2018

Trip Will Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Edmonds and Hekinan’s Sister City Relationship!

(Edmonds, WA) – Mayor Earling and the Edmonds Sister City Commission are looking for interested citizens to join the Spring 2018 Mayor’s delegation that will travel to our Sister City of Hekinan, Japan, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the two city’s Sister City relationship and to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the city of Hekinan. read more

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2013 Edmonds Sister City Delegation in Hekinan, Japan

Edmonds Diversity Commission Announces First-Ever Film Series

Edmonds Diversity Commission announces first-ever Diversity Film Series in Edmonds. For more information click here.

Edmonds Diversity Commission to Host Second Annual "World Cafe"

The Edmonds Diversity Commission will host the second annual "World Cafe" - Community Discussions on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on Saturday, October 14, 2017. For more information click here.

Edmonds Achieves SolSmart Award - First in WA State...

The City of Edmonds is receiving national recognition for its efforts to promote solar energy. SolSmart, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, is awarding a Bronze designation to the City for taking important first steps to promote solar energy production and usage. Edmonds is the first city in the state to achieve this designation. Read more here.

Edmonds Receives $700,000 State Grant to Forward Waterfront Connector Project

State money matched by $295,000 in local funding to begin design, environmental and permitting work. To see press release click here.

Highway 99 Plan & Code Kick In

The Highway 99 Area Plan and code update approved by the City Council on August are effective today, August 25th. Read more about this planning effort here. The adopted plan and code documents can be viewed here by looking under the "Documents" tab.

Charlottesville and Beyond

By Mayor Dave Earling

I seldom comment on national issues, but the wrong in Charlottesville and the resulting failure of leadership and national outcry this past weekend points out wrongs on so many levels. read more

Water Conservation Kits Available!

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Free Water Conservation Items Available

The City of Edmonds Public Works is providing a limited number of free water conservation items to its water customers and are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, while supplies lastWater Conservation Items Listing.

 

Bike2Health Project - Bicycle Counts Continue

Bicycle Counts Continue
Edmonds is continuing to conduct bicycle counts to understand how many people currently ride bikes in the streets where the proposed bicycle routes / bike lanes will be added later this Fall. Counts will also be completed after construction in order to determine how the new routes affect ridership. These counts are occurring quarterly until Fall 2017. The bicycle counts are scheduled for June 27th through June 29th at the following locations:

·        76th Avenue W & Olympic View Drive
·        9th Avenue S & Walnut Street
·        76th Avenue W & 212th Street SW
·        80th Avenue W & 224th Street SW 

Urban Forest Management Plan - Survey Now Available

The City of Edmonds is working to develop an Urban Forest Management Plan that will primarily focus on managing trees on public properties and in public rights-of-way.  The plan will also consider some community-wide issues, for example, the community's total tree canopy, the role of trees in critical wildlife habitat corridors throughout the city and opportunities for public education.

Public input is welcome, so please tell us your thoughts by taking this SURVEY.

Open House to Discuss Managing City’s Tree Cover

A public open house about managing the City’s trees will be held June 22, Thursday in the Brackett Room (3rd floor) of City Hall, 121 Fifth Avenue North, Edmonds.  The public can drop by anytime between 6:30 and 8:00 pm.  A presentation will be given at 7:00 pm.

“We want to share information and hear from people,” said Mayor Dave Earling, “about how the City’s urban forest— the trees and tree canopy—should be managed over the long term.  For example, do we need more trees in some places?  What kind?  Should all trees be saved, no matter what?” 

Development of an urban forest management plan for Edmonds is underway.  It follows up on discussion from two years ago of a draft tree code that would have affected the planting and cutting of trees on private property.

When the City Council determined to not adopt the draft tree code, the Council confirmed that it wanted to find the right balance for managing trees and to especially consider trees in the right of way and on public property.  An urban forest management could help do this.

Last year, a consulting firm, Davey Resource Group, was chosen to help develop an urban forest management plan for Edmonds.  The firm has been gathering information from Tree Board members and City staff.  Now broader public outreach is beginning.

The June 22 open house will show what’s been learned so far about the City’s tree canopy and managing trees in an urban environment.  Everyone is invited. 

The first and last parts of the open house will allow people to view displays and talk informally.  At 7:00 pm, a presentation will be given about the scope of the urban forest plan and next steps to develop it.  Questions and comments are welcome.

Edmonds & WWU Celebrate Completion of Successful Sustainable Cities Partnership

Joint endeavor of City of Edmonds staff and Western Washington University students covered a wide array of projects. For more information click here.

Edmonds Diversity Commission Offers Small Grants

The Edmonds Diversity Commission offers small grants for community projects that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion sought for funding. For more information see press release here. For application click here.

Free Small Business Workshop for Edmonds Businesses

Edmonds Business Owners To Get a Boost from Free Small Business Workshop. Click here for more information.

Parking Changes Coming to Downtown Edmonds

Parking changes coming to downtown Edmonds on May 23, could add dozens of additional street spaces. For more information click here.

Flag Lowering in Recognition of Annual Peace Officers Memorial Day

flag half staffMonday, May 15, 2017 until close of business ~ by direction of Governor Jay Inslee, flags are to be flown at half-staff in recognition of the annual Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Flag Lowering in Memory of Former Governor Mike Lowry

flag half staffThursday, May 25, 2017 until close of business on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 ~ by direction of Governor Jay Inslee, flags are to be flown at half-staff in memory of former Governor Mike Lowry who passed away on May 1 at the age of 78 of complications from a stroke.

Flag Lowering 9/11 Patriot Day

flag half staffMonday, September 11, 2017 until close of business ~ by direction of Governor Jay Inslee, flags are to be flown at half-staff for national Patriot Day, the annual memorial to the victims of the 2001 tragedy.

Flag Lowering in honor of the victims of the attack in Las Vegas, Nevada

flag half staffMonday, October 2, 2017 until close of business Friday, October 6, 2017 ~ by proclamation of the President of the United States, flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the October 1, 2017 attack in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Flag Lowering in Memory of Staff Sgt. Bryan Black

flag half staffMonday, October 30, 2017 until close of business ~ by direction of Governor Jay Inslee, flags are to be flown at half-staff in memory of Staff Sgt. Bryan Black who was killed in an ambush in Niger on October 4, 2017.

Flag Lowering in Memory of Chief Warrant Office Jacob M. Sims

flag half staffSaturday, November 4, 2017 ~ by direction of Governor Jay Inslee, flags are to be flown at half-staff in memory of Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims who died of injuries he sustained in a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan on October 27, 2017.

Flag Lowering in Honor of the Victims of the Attack in Sutherland Springs, Texas

flag half staffMonday, November 6, 2017 until sunset on Thursday, November 9, 2017 ~ pursuant to Presidential Proclamation, flags will be at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Yost Park & Five Corners Walkability Study

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           WALKABILITY STUDY - SURVEY LINK

The City of Edmonds has partnered with Western Washington University to conduct a walkability study focused largely on the area east of downtown.  Please take a moment of your time to help out by clicking the survey link and contributing to their research.  The survey specifically focuses on Yost Park and Five Corners.

 

Removal of Angled Parking on Sunset Ave Begins Next Week

Signage Sunset Modifications         

On Monday, the 22nd of May, Public Works will begin the removal of the 21 angled parking spaces on Sunset Ave W, just north of Edmonds Street. The curb stops and surface markings will be removed first, followed by striping for parallel parking on the westside of the road. The City does not foresee any road closures or major traffic disturbances during that work. 

Fire Station EMS Week Open House

Learn to Save a Life!

Be a part of the Heart of Edmonds 500 Challenge and learn to save a life. Our goal is to train 500 CITIZENS IN CPR by the end of the summer. Join us May 20 as we get started by offering free hands-only CPR training. No appointment necessary. Stop by and learn to be a lifesaver in just 20 minutes! FLIER

Fire Station EMS Week Open House
Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fire Station 17, 275 6th Ave. N., Downtown Edmonds

Edmonds Veterans Plaza Dedication

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Diversity Commission Seeks New Commissioner

The City of Edmonds Diversity Commission seeks new member. For more information see press release. To fill out an application please click here.

Edmonds Transportation Projects Get Help from Olympia

Governors Signature Now Needed to Finalize State Funding for Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector and Highway 99 Projects

(Edmonds, WA) - Early positive signs for Edmonds from the State Capitol became reality after the House and Senate voted last Thursday and Friday, respectively, to approve a Transportation Budget that includes funding for the next steps on two important projects: the Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector and Highway 99 corridor enhancements. The Transportation Budget is now on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature. read more

2016 Waterline Replacement Project - Completed Under Budget

This project was part of the City’s annual program to replace and upgrade existing waterlines at various locations around the City that were reaching the end of their useful service lives, were undersized or were unable to meet current fireflow requirements.  Many of the water and sewer pipes being replaced today in Edmonds have been providing service to city residents for over 60 years. The 2016 Waterline Replacement Project replaced approximately 7,500 feet of watermains along with their associated meters, services, and fire hydrants in 7 locations within the City.

On April 21, 2016, the City received four (4) bids for the 2016 Waterline Replacement Project.  The bids ranged from a low of $1,147,401.86 to a high of $1,575,310.48.  D&G Backhoe was awarded the project as the low responsive bidder in the amount of $1,147,401.86.  This project was funded solely by Utility funds.

The project was completed on time and under budget. The project cost the City $32,426 less than the contractor initially bid.  The City was able to save funding by having detailed plans, attentive management, and an experienced and capable contractor. We want to thank D&G Backhoe for their partnership on this project.

The City tries to replace aging utilities instead of waiting for something to break. Doing so avoids the hazards and hassles of costly emergency repairs and improves public health by maintaining a clean and functioning infrastructure system. 

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Student Exchange Program Opportunity

Fostering Global Citizenship ~ Students gain international understanding with exchange program

Travel to Japan Poster 2nd update(Edmonds, WA) There is no better way to build international understanding than immersion in another culture.  The Edmonds Sister City Commission provides students with a unique opportunity to experience the day to day life, language, and traditions of Japan through their annual exchange program.  For 15 students each summer, it is the adventure of a lifetime.  While in Japan, students live with a Japanese family and travel to see the sights and sounds around Hekinan, Japan.  Upon their return, they and their families offer the same consideration to the Japanese students.  Introducing these kids to each other’s culture opens their world and encourages a global view.

The City of Edmonds Sister City Commission invites students 14-18 years of age to participate in the annual student exchange to Hekinan.  Students will travel to Hekinan for the last two weeks in July 2017 and then host a Japanese student during their stay in Edmonds during the first two weeks of August 2017.  Student cost for the trip will range between $1,600 and $2,200 depending on the cost of airfare.  Hekinan and Edmonds have been Sister Cities since 1988 and the exchange program has been a central component of that relationship.

There are still open positions for the 2017 Delegation – don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity! Deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 9, 2017 @ 4:30 pm.

For applications and more information please visit http://www.edmondswa.gov/sister-city-exchange-programs.html.

Positive Signs from Olympia for Edmonds Projects

Among Billions in Competing Priorities, Legislators Propose Funding for Edmonds Projects

(Edmonds, WA) - While State Legislators propose and consider billions in State spending on issues ranging from school funding to major transportation projects to affordable housing, several projects of great importance to the Edmonds community are also being favorably considered.   read more

Hours and Locations

City Hall

121 5th Ave N
Edmonds, WA 98020
425-775-2525
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
City Clerk
Business Licenses
Public Records Request
First Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm

Development Services
Building Division
Planning Division
Engineering Division 
Second Floor City Hall 
121 5th Ave N
Phone: 425-771-0220 daily
Hours: M,T,Th,F 8am-4:30pm; 
Wednesday by appt. only


Finance Department
Information Services
Utility Payments
First Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525 or 425-771-0240
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
Fire Prevention Division
Third Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525 

Mayor's Office
Community Services
Economic Development
Human Resources
Third Floor City Hall
121 5th Ave N
425-775-2525
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm

Municipal Court
250 5th Ave N
425-771-0210
Hours: M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm
Closed: Noon-1pm for Lunch
Passport Service
Hours: M 9:30am-11:45am 
T,Th,F 9:30am-11:45am and
      1:00pm-2:30pm


Parks, Recreation
& Cultural Services
700 Main St
425-771-0230
Hours: M-F, 8:30am-8:30pm
Sat 9am-2pm
Police Services
250 5th Ave N
425-771-0200
Hours: M-F, 9am-4pm
Public Works & Utilities Department
7110 210th St SW
425-771-0235
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
Wastewater Treatment Plant
200 2nd Ave S
425-771-0237