City’s Citizens Economic Development Commission seeks new member


Applicants are invited to apply for an open position on the City of Edmonds Citizens Economic Development Commission.

“Promoting economic activity and vitality in Edmonds is of paramount importance to our community by creating jobs, enhancing quality of life and generating municipal revenue,”  Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling said when the commission was created in February 2016. “There are many qualified citizens in Edmonds interested in serving their community to help us identify ways to promote economic activity, and this commission is intended to harness their energy to serve that purpose.”

Commissioners serve in a volunteer capacity for two-year terms. The appointee filling the open position will serve out a term that expires March 31, 2019, at which time the appointed commissioner may request reappointment to a full two-year term.

Both the mayor and council appoint Economic Development Commission members, with subsequent confirmation by the full city council. Citizens interested in serving on the Citizens Economic Development Commission are encouraged to fill out and submit the official city application form, which may be found at this webpage: Applications are due by 4:30 pm, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.

Commissioners must be residents of Edmonds. For more information, contact Economic Development and Community Services Director Patrick Doherty at [email protected] or 425-771-0251.

3 Replies to “City’s Citizens Economic Development Commission seeks new member”

  1. Feeling out the room, what could Edmonds government do to develop local economy? What were some of the past committee recommendations?


  2. A cursory glance at the link posted is a bit overwhelming but it appears that a member on this commission will be involved in looking at many aspects of life in Edmonds. Some documents listed include making the city walkable, creating a business district, expandong neighborhood districts like the current phase one development of Westgate and scoping out 5 corners for economic development. They even have a document listing the Ten Commandments of Economic Development. Who knew it was a religion?


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