City of Edmonds seeks applicants for Economic Development Commission

The City of Edmonds is seeking applicants to fill open positions on the Edmonds Economic Development Commission (EDC) that will become available at the end of March.

The commission is a nine-member, volunteer board appointed by the mayor and city council to provide advice and recommendations on economic vitality, jobs and enhancement of municipal revenue. The appointed commissioners will serve in a volunteer capacity.

The city encourages women, people of color and other minorities to apply for service on this commission. Commissioners must be residents of Edmonds. Residents interested in serving must fill out and submit the official city application form online.

Applications received by 4:30 pm, Friday, March 15, 2024 will be given priority.

For more information, visit the Economic Development Commission web page at

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  1. “Enhancement of municipal revenue”. Is this code for governments insatiable appetite for more of our money? My guess no amount will be enough until they have it all and we are all dependent on them for our needs.

  2. Hi Jim, the EDC is not engaged in the development of new tax plans. Go to the web site in the article and you will see the role is to develop economic strategies to produce jobs and municipal revenue. The revenue component is a result of enhancing economic activity. Edmonds has some wonderful business areas outside of the bowl, Firdale Village, Westgate, Five Corners and Hwy 99. The EDC has worked to enhance community and visitor knowledge of these areas.

    Take a look at the link below and see what’s on the agenda for the meeting next Wednesday.

    The public is always invited to the sessions and public input is always welcome.

    Hope to see you and others at the meetings and your input will help achieve the goals of the EDC.

    1. Darrol there is nothing wrong with a healthy economic city. But the problem comes from the a government that thinks it is going to make thing’s better by increasing its size and scope. My water sewer bill would indicate about a 25% increase in the last 12 months can’t wait for the next Increase.. government looking for revenue is not a positive trait, think about it government looking for more ways to tax us is supposed to be good? Heaven help us.

  3. Now this is what I think most wanted. Me included. Volunteer not paid. Residents of Edmonds with focus on our economic vitality, enhancement of municipal revenue, jobs are always good. This is a group to offer advice and recommendations only. I think this sounds just fine and nothing for us to argue about. It is a win, win. Thank you Mayor and CC.

  4. Hi Jim, Edmonds has nearly 20 citizen boards, commissions, and other groups who work on issues impacting us all. There are around 150 citizens who volunteer their time and talent to help sort out public issues. Saves cost and gathers citizen input. Currently several openings on these groups. The EDC will be doing work on the Comprehensive Plan and other important topics. Water and sewer rates are not part of that work.

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