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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/.

Press release here

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 

Vote to help select your favorite playground for Frances Anderson Center

Please follow this link to help select the new playground for the Frances Anderson Center.  http://FACplayground.edmondswa.gov.

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

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

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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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.

2018 State of the City Address

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

2018 SOC

Cemetery Board Seeking Two New Board Members to Fill Vacancies

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

2018 Traffic Calming Program - Requesting Public Input


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Contact:       Bertrand Hauss| bertrand.hauss@edmondswa.gov | 425-771-0220


(Edmonds - WA) The City of Edmonds is requesting public input on the 2018 Traffic Calming Program. The annual program has a budget of $35,000 to address speeding concerns and reduce cut-through traffic on any street.

The program consists of a three-phase process: (1) Petition and Review for Qualification; (2) Education / Enforcement; and (3) Installation of Traffic Calming Devices.

In order for a location to be considered in the 2018 Traffic Calming Program, a Citizen Action Request and Neighborhood Petition Form need to be submitted to the City. Both forms can be found by going to the following link: http://www.edmondswa.gov/transportation-text/traffic-calming-program.html. The petition must have supporting signatures from at least eight different households within the neighborhood.

City staff will evaluate each petition and determine if it qualifies for the Traffic Calming Program.  Projects deemed qualified will be prioritized and pursued based on available funding.

In past years, the program has funded the installation of speed radar feedback signs, signing and pavement markings. Alternative solutions may be considered depending on location and the traffic concern.

In order for your street to be considered for the Program, please submit the forms by February 9, 2018 to:
Mr. Bertrand Hauss, Transportation Engineer either by email bertrand.hauss@edmondswa.govor mail to Edmonds City Hall (Attn: Engineering Division), 121 5th Ave N Edmonds, WA 98020.

City Launches Housing Strategy Website

A housing website has been launched to let people know about a housing strategy that is being developed by the City of Edmonds. The website is: https://www.edmondshousingstrategy.org/.

The Housing Strategy will identify how the City can help increase the supply of affordable housing and meet diverse housing needs. A draft version is expected to be ready for public review in late spring.

Development of the housing strategy is one of the steps required in the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Several months ago, a Housing Strategy Task Force was appointed by Mayor Dave Earling to recommend actions that could be incorporated into the strategy.

Since then, the Task Force has met three times. Meeting information is included on the City’s website (above).

“I’m excited about collaborating with people,” said City Council member Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, who also serves on the Housing Task Force. “We want to come up with a strategic set of actions the City can take to ensure more affordable housing—whether for moderate-income families or a whole range of folks who are struggling to pay for housing in our community.”

When a draft Strategy is ready, it will be posted on the City’s new website and discussed in public meetings.

“We are fortunate to have an excellent task force,” noted Shane Hope, the City’s development services director who is organizing the effort. “The members have different housing expertise, some from the public side, some from the private side. I have no doubt they will come up with--not just great ideas and goals—but real things the City can do or partner on to make a significant difference.”

The new website is meant to help people keep track of the housing strategy project, including task force meetings. On the website, anyone interested can sign up for email notices.

For more information, call 425-771-0220.

TREE-Cycling by Edmonds Boy Scout Troops

Two Edmonds Boy Scout troops offer "TREE-Cycling" this year.  

Troop 312 - January 6th & 7th, 8:30am to 4:30pm 

QFC Grocery, 196th ST SW & 76th Ave W

Kwick N' Kleen Carwash, just east of 9715 Edmonds Way

Troop 300 - January 6th, 9:00am to 4:00pm & January 7th, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Edmonds Woodway High School, North Parking Lot, 7600 212th St SW

Westgate Elementary School, 9601 220th St SW,

As always, all decorations, tinsel, tree stands, and nails must be removed from the tree in order to be recycled. 

Help support your community's scout troops 2018 activities by properly recycling your tree.

Winter Craze Recreation Guide Now Available

The Winter Craze Recreation Guide is now available at www.RecZone.org or view HERE.  Registration opens December 1 for Winter Quarter. 


Hazel Miller Foundation Announces Holiday Gift to Edmonds: $1.5 Million to Redevelop Civic Field

Mayor Earling Also Requests $2 Million in City Budget to Support Civic Field Redevelopment 

   (Edmonds, WA) – Just in time for the holidays, the Hazel Miller Foundation has announced a historic gift to the Edmonds community: a $1.5 million grant to support the redevelopment of Civic Field. The announcement was made by the Foundation’s Board of Directors, who presented a ceremonial check for the grant funds at Civic Field today to City of Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling and the City’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. read more

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Pictured left to right: Tom Mesaros, President, Edmonds City Council; Jack Loos, Secretary, Hazel Miller Foundation Board of Directors; Mayor Dave Earling; Diana White, Chair, Hazel Miller Foundation Board of Directors; Carrie Hite, Director, City of Edmonds Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services; Pat Shields, Vice Chair, Hazel Miller Foundation Board of Directors; Patrick Doherty, Director, City of Edmonds Community Services & Economic Development; Dave Johnson, Assistant Director, City of Edmonds Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services.

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


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!


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.

Hours and Locations

City Hall

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

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

Municipal Court
250 5th Ave N
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

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