The Washington State Senate on Tuesday honored former Edmonds Mayor and City Councilmember Dave Earling for his local and regional government work.
In a resolution co-sponsored by 21st District Sen. Marko Liias and 32nd District Sen. Jesse Salomon, Earling was recognized as being “a strong leader and an asset to the city and our region during a period of significant growth and change,” and for his dedication to “building community, restoring civility, and encouraging civic participation during his tenure as mayor.”
Earling was first elected Edmonds mayor in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015, but chose not to run for a third term. In 1992, he was elected to the Edmonds City Council and served three terms.
The resolution also pointed to Earling’s service to the community, noting his time as a Shoreline Community College music professor as well as his work with the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, Sound Transit, Senior Services of Snohomish County, and the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board.
“David Earling has been widely appreciated and recognized for his spirit of cooperation with fellow leaders, his respectful interactions with colleagues, and his warm connections to many folks in the community,” the resolution added.
In addition, the resolution noted that Earling and his wife Susan recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, and recognized Susan Earling “for her dedication to the community and her loving presence in her husband’s life as David undertook the responsibilities of public office throughout the 19 years.”
You can read the complete text of the resolution here.