Seattle Times asks readers for ideas, and highlights TrEdmonds, by our own Janette Turner
On Friday, Seattle Times reporter Ron Judd reported the results of his recent invitation to readers to submit “a societal wish list, if you will, of sound ideas to make Puget Sound a better place to live.” We’re proud to say that the highlight of Judd’s story was the idea submitted by our own arts and entertainment writer Janette Turner:
Calling it “one of the most enthusiastic, not to mention well-developed,” of the ideas submitted, Judd noted that Turner seeks to give Edmonds “a shot of civic adrenaline through a creative marketing campaign. Thus, the suburban city of Edmonds would take on a new persona: ‘TrEdmonds!’ using the ‘tread’ concept to promote an outdoorsy, foot-powered theme for the town.
Turner has even registered a domain name for the word “TrEdmonds,” Judd noted.
From Judd’s article:
“The town would be known for treads of all kinds,” she wrote in her pitch. “Shoe treads, trail treads, biking treads. To do this, Frances Anderson center and park would be turned into a community activity core, like Green Lake, with a workout facility and free classes (led by volunteer teachers) in tai chi, yoga and more on the grassland. There would be weekly events for bike-riding trails through Yost and Olympic parks, and a monthly trail-to-tide run down to the beach and back. The outdoors would be the priority in town, because that attracts the leisure and creative class.”
Adds Judd: “Turner, a reporter for My Edmonds News and just a ‘cheerleader for the town,’ has submitted the idea to the mayor and awaits a response.”
To which we say, you go, Janette! All of TrEdmonds is rooting for you.
– Teresa Wippel, Publisher