My Neighborhood News Network’s Teresa Wippel named 2024 Edmonds 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal

Teresa Wippel speaking to the Rotary Club of Edmonds in August 2023 (Photo courtesy Alex Duncan)

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce on Friday announced the 2024 Edmonds Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal as Teresa Wippel of My Neighborhood News Network, the 501(c)3 that delivers My Edmonds News.

In 2009, Wippel founded My Edmonds News, which now part of the My Neighborhood News Network —  a vital community news organization that also includes MLTnews and Lynnwood Today. These three news organizations give businesses, organizations and residents the opportunity to communicate important news, events and updates, offering South County residents quality journalism and community stories.

“The Edmonds Chamber is honored to recognize the incredible work of Teresa Wippel,” said Ryan Crowther, president and CEO of the Edmonds Chamber. “It’s so easy to forget how lucky the community is to have an asset like My Edmonds News, and how much work it takes to keep it afloat. Teresa remains a humble, hard-working leader behind the scenes incessantly churning out stories and overseeing the organization, and it’s exactly the kind of work we love to recognize,” Crowther added.

“The Edmonds Kind of Fourth of July parade is my favorite community event, and I’m truly honored to be selected as this year’s grand marshal,” said Wippel, who serves as president and CEO of My Neighborhood News Network. My Neighborhood News Network celebrates one year as a non-profit this month, and is fundraising to increase capacity and sustainability, soliciting tax-deductible donations. With local and regional print media outlets dwindling, a local trusted source of news and events has never been more important. For those interested in supporting MNNN, you can visit their site here.

The Edmonds Chamber has a membership community of over 450 members with a mission to promote the economic vitality of Edmonds through advocacy, leadership, education and community-building events. The chamber hosts networking events, assists small businesses with project-specific support, and produces several large-scale community events each year, including the Fourth of July Parade, Taste Edmonds, Classic Car Show, Halloween Trick or Treat and and Holiday Treelighting.

  1. Congratulations Teresa! Well-deserved! Thank you for your dedication and hard work! We so appreciate you and My Edmonds News! Jewel and Leonard Hagen

  2. Congratulations Teresa! Appreciated your hard work for many years. Excellent choice for this honor. Enjoy the ride!

  3. Please add my name to the many admirers of Teresa .I have observed her work. She strives to be fair.
    She ends online observations which have become harmful. What a gift to the community!
    Teresa, enjoy your day as the Grand Marshal on July 4th.

  4. Congratulations, Teresa! Your solid ethics based reporting is what got me interested in the things going on in my community when I otherwise did not have the time or knowledge to seek it out on my own, and I am so thankful for that. Could not think of a better person to be honored in this way.

  5. Great to see a personal hero getting this great honor. Nothing says freedom more than freedom of speech and a free press and no one represents these freedoms that are so critical to making America, America any better than Teresa Wippel. Her abilities to be both a reporter and an administrator at the same time are nothing short of incredible.

  6. I can and will join all the kudos for Teresa and everything she does. And this is a worthy occasion to again remember the importance of a free press to our democratic system. Journalism was so import to the Founders, it’s the only profession specifically called out in the text of the Constitution of the United States. The First Amendment reads in relevant part “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom…of the press…”

  7. Teresa has done more for Edmonds than anyone else I can think of. In addition to applauding her at the parade, remember to subscribe and donate to My Edmonds News to keep the news flowing! Your gift is tax-deductible, too!

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