Letter to the editor: Those who support the arts, support Dave Earling
I am writing in support of Dave Earling for Mayor of Edmonds, and specifically after a recent political mailer from Mike Cooper that referenced the Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA).
I do not speak for or on behalf of the ECA or Public Facilities District, but can personally attest the ECA is a genuine asset to our community. The ECA has generated more than $15M for local businesses and serves as a dynamic economic driver for the City, while presenting quality arts presentations including many from a number of beloved local arts organizations.
Since it opened five years ago, hundreds of volunteers have worked tirelessly to make the ECA the kind of asset that is fiscally strong, has seen steady increases in fundraising revenue, and most recently garnered a $1,000,000 donation late this summer. We are lucky to have ECA and the devotion of so many Edmonds’ citizens to help to make it successful.
Dave Earling is a supporter of the Edmonds Center for the Arts and like many members of our community who support the arts too, I’m proud to be supporting him for Mayor.
Maria A. Montalvo