“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: edmondswa.gov/boards-commissions-committees-openings.html 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.