Applicant interviews –17 of them — Tuesday for Edmonds Council vacancy

All 17 applicants for the vacant Edmonds City Council seat will be interviewed in 15-minute increments during a four-hour meeting starting a 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Chambers, 250 5th Ave. N. The times and brief background for each are here:

6 p.m.- Paul Anderson: 29-year Edmonds resident has worked in construction for 37 years. Member of South Snohomish County Senior Center, 21st District Democrats, Carpenters Union.

6:15 p.m. – Richard Senderoff: Has lived in Edmonds for 15 years. Biopharmaceutical development consultant. Edmonds Citizens Economic Development Commissioner, member of 2009 Citizens Levy Review Committee and Edmonds Backyard Wildlife Habitat Certification Project Steering Committee.

6:30 p.m. – Todd Cloutier: Five-year Edmonds resident, retired Naval officer, self-employed consultant. Operations director for Sustainable Edmonds, member of Mayor’s Climate Protection Committee and Edmonds Planning Board.

6:45 p.m. – Cyndi Correnti: Owner of Curves of Edmonds, resident for 30 years. A 15-year member of Soroptimist of Sno-King, Taste of Edmonds and Edmonds Arts Festival volunteer.

7 p.m. – Alvin Rutledge: Has lived in Edmonds for 24 years. Retired transfer and moving company owner/operator. Member of Friends of Edmonds Library, Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation Snohomish County, Brightwater Task Force, Save Our Log Cabin committee.

7:15 p.m. – Frank Demme: Edmonds resident since 1981, executive at Emerald Paving, Inc. Founding board member and past president of Construction Industry Training Council of Washington.

7:30 p.m. – Frank Yamamoto: Five-year Edmonds resident, owns Running in Motion in downtown Edmonds. President of Downtown Edmonds Merchants Association, Board of Directors of Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and Edmonds Rotary and chair of Edmonds Economic Development Commission.

7:45 p.m. – Donald Fiene: Self-employed professional engineer with 23 years of design experience involving sewer and stormwater systems, including 16 years as a City of Edmonds employee. Has lived in Edmonds for 18 years and now chairs the city’s Citizens Advisory Committee for Transportation.

8 p.m. – Roger Hertrich: A 43-year Edmonds resident, former Edmonds City Councilmember (1988-91) and founding member of Alliance of Citizens in Edmonds, Edmonds Council of Concerned Citizens and People Requesting Intelligent Development in Edmonds. Board member of South Snohomish County Senior Center.

8:15 p.m. – Lora Petso: Has lived in Edmonds for 15 years. Vice president and co-owner of Albion Actuarial Consulting, Inc. Former Edmonds City Councilmember (2000-2003) and current Olympic View Water and Sewer District Commissioner.

8:30 p.m. – Carl Brecht: commercial and residential real estate broker, has lived in Edmonds for a year. A member of Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club and Edmonds Toastmasters.

8:45 p.m. – Harry Gatjens: Self-employed accountant and 30-year Edmonds resident with 34 years of financial analyst and management experience. Boys and Girls Club and Junior Achievement volunteer.

9 p.m. – Andrew Eccleshall: Edmonds business owner and artist (owner of The Mural Works, Inc.) and eight-year Edmonds resident. Current chair of Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission, member of Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.

9:15 p.m. – Deborah Anderson: Non-profit organization manager, has lived in Edmonds for 12 years. Serves on Edmonds Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials, is a member of Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club and Leadership Snohomish County Board of Directors

9:30 p.m. – Amy Walker: 2 1/2 year Edmonds resident. Office manager/legal assistant for the Harris Group Inc. Guardian ad litem for Snohomish County courts

9:45 p.m. – Stacy Gardea: owner of Edmonds Woodway Mortgage and a 10-year Edmonds resident. Served on Edmonds Parking and Transportation Committees. Member of Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club and Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. President of the Holy Rosary School PTO.

10 p.m. – Jeffrey Wilson: Former Edmonds City Councilmember (2001-2005) and a 20-year Edmonds resident. Former City of Edmonds planning supervisor. Member of Edmonds Public Education Foundation, former Sno-King Youth Club and Pacific Little League coach.

  1. Wonderful and very candid interviews, but three people withdrew before this interview: Jeff Wilson, Amy Walker and Don Fiene. The interviews will be on your local channel soon. Thank you to all the applicants for taking the time to try and be a part of the process.

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