Reminder: Mayor Mike Nelson’s 2023 State of the City address Feb. 2

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson

The public is invited to attend Edmonds Mayor Nelson’s 2023 State of the City address Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. The in-person event will be at the Edmonds Waterfront Center and will also be broadcast live via Zoom as well as on cable television channels 21 and 39.

“The annual State of the City address gives us the chance to acknowledge the important work accomplished in 2022 and to look forward to our 2023 initiatives and goals,” Nelson said. “I am excited to hold this event in person for the first time since taking office.”

Doors will open to the public at the Waterfront Center at 6:10 p.m.

You can view the Zoom event at this link. The broadcast will be recorded and will be posted on the City of Edmonds website as well as YouTube for later viewing.


  1. I will watch this. I am quite interested in what Mayor Nelson has to say about the ” State of our City” Not watching is a bad idea. Watching is informative. Hiding is what got us into this mess. I am pleased the Mayor is speaking and allowing the citizens of Edmonds to be able to easily view by Zoom or on our local TV network. Many have access to that network regardless of their TV package. I highly suggest ALL citizens of Edmonds watch what the Mayor has to say. I am surprised this is the first time since taking office but better late than never. Thank you Mayor Nelson I am very anxious to see all that you have to say.

  2. Since this is the first time the mayor will be in front of the public in this manner since taking office, will there be an opportunity for public comment and/or Q&A? I ask because our family has a lot of both regarding the last few years of this administration.

  3. Deborah you make a good point all information is good even if you don’t want to hear it. I guess my point is this mayor has been the most behind the scenes mayor I can remember a leader should be engaging with the people on a regular basis in my opinion he has failed at this. When was the last time he gave a interview or addressed the public in a question and answer session? I hear many can’t even get their emails responded to.

    1. Well Jim I admit I didn’t pay a lot of attention to the goings on politically in Edmonds until the last 5 years or so. I guess I should have started sooner. I care about all of Edmonds, Jim. I care about the R and the D and the I. So on a positive note I hope Mayor Nelson reads these and sees we all want to hear from him and what his true thoughts and feasible solutions he can come up with to make all of Edmonds Citizens and those waiting to be citizens happy. I hope he considers this as a compliment that many do want to hear what he has to say. I never Email the council or the Mayor. Not once. I know the CC is very busy and receives so many emails I truly hate to burden them with more. Maybe when he sees these posts he will make it a priority to respond as much as possible and to all people with different ideas and ideals. Hi Jim You too can come to my home anytime you want. I would welcome conversations with everyone in Edmonds. Party in the yard in spring!! XO

  4. Like the old advertisement goes, this looks like “must see TV” to me. It’s probably more important to listen to people you frequently disagree with than those you almost always agree with. Elections are coming up and I expect this will be a pretty optimistic and upbeat presentation. Last time around I seem to recall promises of lots of Town Halls all over town and everyone being represented. But we did have COVID . . . . . . . .

    1. I watched the debate from July 2019. The Mayoral Debate. I just watched it yesterday. Its interesting. Its viewable right here. Thanks to MEN. I appreciate so much the transparency MEN allows the citizens of Edmonds. It was interesting to me that Mr. Tibbott was a yes on a downtown parking garage. We had room then.. It is time now to stop blaming everything on Covid. Clearly while citizens who are not on boards or part of city gov. stayed home and tried to follow rules, others were busy making plans for our futures. Well we are all aware and out now. Not so busy trying to protect ourselves from an unknown. I am not for changing zoning in our city unless it is in the entire city. And even then I am not for it at all. Most who own a SFH do not want or need a DADU in their yards. Family members should live in the home with the family. DADUs could become quite a complicated situation. BTW in that debate it was stated that we are at 95% GMA. This was 3 1/2 years ago and many more have moved here. And more to come.

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