Submissions being accepted for City of Edmonds flower basket pole artwork

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission has funding available for artists to create small permanent sculptural pieces on top of new flower basket poles in downtown Edmonds. Two artists will be selected to create a total of four new pieces to augment a permanent outdoor exhibit of 25 studio-scale artworks by regional artists. The artwork…

City of Edmonds rolls out ‘splashy’ logo and slogan for Creative District

The City of Edmonds’ Creative District now has a new logo and slogan. After Gov. Jay Inslee announced the designation of downtown Edmonds as Washington’s first certified Creative District late in 2018, city staff — aided by a 19-member advisory committee — spent most of 2019 working on various issues related to the designation. Among…

Mayor activates City of Edmonds COVID-19 Response Group

Addressing concerns related to the coronavirus disease outbreak, Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson announced Monday that he is activating a City of Edmonds COVID-19 Response Group. The group, which includes select city staff and a hospital representative, “is tasked with preparing and responding to likely impacts to our city from the coronavirus,” Nelson said. “This includes protecting the…

6th and Dayton intersection closure planned for March 3-5

Crews working on phase 2 of the Dayton Street utility improvements project plan to close the 6th Avenue and Dayton Street intersection March 3-5 to begin installing the new sewer line. A single-lane closure traveling westbound will also be in place between 5th and 6th Ave to allow crews to prepare for water main installations…

Call to artists issued for Edmonds Civic Park public art

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission is seeking an artist or artist-led team to design, fabricate and install artwork for the 6th Avenue North entry plaza to the new Edmonds Civic Park. Two possible locations have been identified and the selected artist/artist team will be expected to prioritize one location for a welcoming, signature artwork….

State Senate resolution recognizes Earling’s public service

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…

City of Edmonds seeking new Economic Development Commission member

The Edmonds Citizens Economic Development Commission will have one open position April 1, and the City of Edmonds is seeking applicants. The appointed commissioner will serve in a volunteer capacity for an initial two-year term that runs until March 31, 2022, at which time the appointed commissioner may request reappointment to another two-year term. Both…

Council Feb. 25 set to approve hiring of new Edmonds parks and recreation director

Among the items on the Edmonds City Council agenda for Tuesday, Feb. 25 is to approve the hiring of Angela Feser as the city’s new Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director. Under the employment contract before the council for approval, Feser — now director of parks and recreation for the City of Sammamish — will…

Council briefed on Edmonds police chief selection process, hotel zoning on waterfront

At its regular Tuesday business meeting, the Edmonds City Council heard a detailed presentation from Public Sector Search & Consulting, retained by Mayor Mike Nelson to conduct a comprehensive search for a permanent chief of police. They also heard two presentations from city staff on amending procedures for unit lot subdivision applications, and on amending…

Reminder: Deadline Feb. 21 for City of Edmonds housing survey

The deadline is Feb. 21 to reply to the City of Edmonds online housing survey. The survey is aimed at obtaining community input on issues that relate to topics the Edmonds Citizens’ Housing Commission may address this year.  The housing survey is available at www.citizenshousingcommission.org, with translations in three languages besides English. Everyone is welcome to…

Firm retained for police chief search to present at Feb. 18 Edmonds City Council meeting

Among the items on a full Edmonds City Council agenda Tuesday, Feb. 18 include a presentation from a search firm that Edmond Mayor Mike Nelson has retained for the “anticipated recruiting process” for a permanent police chief. The police chief position is currently held by Jim Lawless, a long-time Edmonds PD assistant chief who was promoted…

Edmonds 8th and Dayton intersection closure planned for Feb. 18-21

As part of phase 2 of the Dayton Street utility improvements project, crews plan to close the 8th Avenue and Dayton Street intersection Feb. 18-21 to replace sections of the stormwater pipe underneath. There will be no work on Presidents Day, Feb. 17. During this closure: – Through traffic will be restricted. – Access to…

Citizens weigh in during Edmonds Housing Commission’s first open house

More than 75 citizens turned out Wednesday evening in the Edmonds-Woodway High School Great Hall for the first open house of the new Edmonds Citizens’ Housing Commission. Formed  last year following months of contentious debate stemming from the now-defunct Edmonds Draft Housing Strategy, the commission’s aim was to take a step back and revisit the…

New crosswalk aims to improve safety on Admiral Way

With the new crosswalk just south of Admiral and Dayton open for business, waterfront walkers now have an easier — and safer — time crossing this often-busy stretch of road. It’s located right where drivers come around a 90-degree blind curve into Admiral Way after heading down Dayton and across the tracks to the waterfront….

City says 7th and Dayton intersection will be closed Feb. 10-12

Crews working on phase 2 of the Dayton Street utility improvements project plan to close the 7th Ave and Dayton Street intersection in downtown Edmonds Feb. 10-12 to replace sections of stormwater pipe under the intersection. During this closure: – Through traffic will be restricted. – Access to businesses, driveways, and parking lots will be…