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City Council Meetings under Gubernatorial Proclamation 
live-streamingThe City of Edmonds is now broadcasting and streaming City Council meetings live via television and the internet. Council meetings are held the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. and can be watched on Comcast Channel 21 and Frontier Channel 39 or by clicking EdTV on the City of Edmonds Communications webpage.

Edmonds Streaming Media Archive - If someone is interested in viewing past City Council meetings, they can click on City Council Meetings on the same EdTV webpage. Archived City Council videos are arranged by date, with the most recent at the top of the list. Click Play to watch the meeting and agenda or meeting index to view related documents. You can also search the archives by typing keywords into the Search box. Testing of the archiving system took place last fall with a full launch in March of 2013.

Edmonds Mayor Nelson Proposes $800,000 to Help Our Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Crisis

Outlines proposals from Federal CARES Act funding

(Edmonds, WA) - Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson announced today his proposal for allocating the funds to be received by Edmonds from the Federal CARES Act.

The main focus of Nelson’s proposal is a new Business Support Grant program that would allocate up to $800,000 of the federal funds to support qualifying local small businesses through grants of up to $10,000. This program will address the heart of the economic crisis and help the most vulnerable businesses and their employees, many of whom live in our community.

“While most businesses have suffered during this economic crisis, storefront businesses that typically rely on walk-in customers and foot traffic, including those owned by people of color and women, have felt the pain the worst. Business revenue has dropped – in some cases by up to 90%,” said Nelson. continue reading

Renowned Crow and Raven Specialist to Kick-off Puget Sound Bird Fest

s5 logoCelebrate the 16th annual event online with speakers, photo exhibit, and virtual birding tours

(Edmonds, WA)  Renowned crow and raven specialist Kaeli Swift has been selected as the Keynote Speaker for the 2020 Puget Sound Bird Fest, which will be held online September 12-13. Dr. Swift will kick off the festivities on Saturday at 10:30am with a live interactive webinar ‘Something to Crow About’. Other online presentations and activities will follow throughout the weekend. continue reading

NW Innovation Resource Center Announces Launch of Amazon Catalyst Competition to Discover and Reward Big Ideas around Creative-sector Innovations for the Economic Recovery for the City of Edmonds

NWIRCCity Logo TransparentEdmonds residents are encouraged to submit their proposals for the chance to win up to $10,000 

Edmonds, WA - June 2, 2020. Today, the NW Innovation Resource Center announced that it is launching an Amazon Catalyst competition to discover and reward big ideas to residents in the City of Edmonds with Creative-sector innovations for the economic recovery. The contest kicks off today, and residents of Edmonds are encouraged to submit their proposals via catalyst.amazon.com/nwirc-edmondswa beginning June 1 through July 31st, 2020.   

Amazon Catalyst competitions look to supercharge innovation by encouraging people in all fields to think big, invent solutions to real-world problems, and make a positive impact on the world. In a post-COVID 19 world, big ideas will be needed to help communities recover and reignite local businesses. The competition is open to all residents over the age of 18 who live in zip codes associated with the City of Edmonds. Winning proposals will be selected by a panel of judges from NWIRC and awarded a total of up to $10,000 in prizes. Details can be found on catalyst.amazon.com/nwirc-edmondswa. continue reading

Edmonds Mayor Nelson Takes Action to Address Racism and Bias

Mayor establishes Equity and Justice Advisory Task Force

(Edmonds, WA) - Black Lives Matter to me. Black lives matter in Edmonds and in this country. We cannot continue to allow any members of our community to be oppressed by systemic injustice and violence.

Those of us in local government must take a hard look within, listen, have honest conversations, be open to real change, and take tangible actions to support our African-American residents.

That is why today I am announcing the formation of an Equity and Justice Advisory Task Force to help identify and correct issues of systemic and implicit bias within city operations in response to the aggressions and inequities perpetrated on African-Americans around the nation and in our region. Their work will be focused on recommending resulting policies, procedures, or other changes that may be needed within our Police Department and at City Hall. press release

View Mayor Mike's May 21st Town Hall

Nelson headshotYou can view Mayor Mike's May 21st Town Hall here.

Edmonds Diversity Commission Reopens "I Am Edmonds" Project

Thumbnail Diversity ImageAfter initial success last year, “I Am Edmonds” available again

(Edmonds, WA) - The Edmonds Diversity Commission seeks to counter social distancing by reopening the “I am Edmonds. This is my Story” project, with the aim of encouraging meaningful community connections during these challenging times. With the Diversity Film Series cut short, the 4th of July Parade and many community events canceled, reopening the Diversity Commission’s Facebook page “I am Edmonds” will provide a virtual platform for community members to express themselves creatively and come together in hope. read more

Edmonds Hires a New Human Services Program Manager

Mindy WoodsPosition will develop program to effectively connect local residents to services

(Edmonds, WA) - After an extensive hiring process and regional search, the City of Edmonds is pleased to announce the hiring of Mindy Woods as the City’s first Human Services Program Manager. This new half-time position was the result of a proposal by City Councilmembers last year which led to its inclusion in the 2020 budget to support Edmonds residents in need and get them connected to public and private services.

Mindy is no stranger to Edmonds. A local resident, she currently serves on the City’s Diversity Commission and, in some ways, has functioned as a volunteer, go-to connector for many groups and organizations. In addition, Mindy serves on numerous human services-related boards and volunteer organizations locally, regionally and even nationally. She is very well connected in the greater Edmonds community, all of which made her a natural choice for this position. read more

Train Horns will Sound During Short Construction Period Tuesday, May 12 - Thursday, May 21

Low-noise, wayside track horns will lose power during project work

(Edmonds, WA) - The City of Edmonds Dayton Street Pump Station project enters a new phase Tuesday, May 12 – Thursday, May 21 when crews will install a new storm line across Dayton Avenue at Railroad Avenue.

The work requires crews to cut into an old abandoned waterline that holds the power to the new low-noise, wayside track horns that signal freight and passenger trains as they cross Dayton Street and Main Street.

Contractors estimate they can complete the work in 10 days, and then will reconnect the wayside horns.

During the construction period, in accordance with federal safety guidelines, all trains will sound their train horns day and night as they approach and leave these intersections. The City is working with the contractor to see if they can reconnect the wayside horns at night. Residents should consider keeping their windows closed at night to muffle the noise. press release

City of Edmonds Reopens City Parks

Most areas reopen with changes, other facilities remain closed
 
(Edmonds, WA) – In alignment with Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home - Stay Healthy” order and phased reopening, on May 5 the City of Edmonds will reopen park facilities that have been closed recently. These include the Fishing Pier, Marina Beach Park and parking lot, and the Brackett’s Landing North parking lot. Due to COVID-19, however, social distancing and safety guidelines will still need to be observed by parks visitors.

“I am happy to share that we got the go-ahead to open some of our most popular open spaces in Edmonds,” said Mayor Mike Nelson. “They will look a bit different. These are the steps we need to take for the health and safety of our residents and visitors, and to improve access for those who have difficulty walking.” read more

Edmonds Addresses COVID-19 Impacts on Construction

With construction limited or slowed due to COVID-19, the City is hard at work to help builders know which projects in Edmonds can move forward and to plan for the extra time needed to complete projects. Find out more here.

Edmonds Mayor Nelson Issues Statement -- Now is Not the Time to Rush to Re-Open

Mayor Urges Elected Officials to Follow Governor’s Orders

(Edmonds, WA) –Like many of you, I was disappointed following the April 21st Governor’s Economic Recovery presentation because he did not say what we all really were hoping to hear: “The virus is dead. Washingtonians, go back to work and live your lives!” But, of course, he could not say that. read more

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