Edmonds: Writer named to arts panel
A longtime resident of Edmonds was recently named to the Edmonds Arts Commission.
Joanne Otness, who has lived in the city for about 30 years, was appointed to a four-year term on the commission by Mayor Gary Haakenson and confirmed this week by the City Council.
The Edmonds Arts Commission promotes the arts and advises the city on issues pertaining to the arts.
Otness was named to the commission for her expertise in writing. She has taught writing classes at University of Washington and Edmonds Community College.
Monroe: Arts council holds fundraiser
The Monroe Arts Council’s second annual gala celebration and fundraiser is from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the Lord Hill Farms, 12525 Old Monroe-Snohomish Road in Snohomish.
The cost is $50 per person. Tables of eight may be reserved. Reservations may be made by calling Art Merchant International at 360-794-7844.
The event includes a masquerade mall and live and silent auctions featuring artwork from locally and nationally known artists.
Proceeds benefit local artists and art programs.
The event includes a Cajun dinner; wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages; and homemade desserts.
Mountlake Terrace: Plot plans made easy
People can now more easily view plot plans — maps showing property boundaries, water and sewer lines and other information — by visiting Mountlake Terrace City Hall.
Permit specialists at the front counter at City Hall can now provide plot plans in less than two minutes. Before, the process took longer, with requests having to go through a city planner.
Plot plans help property owners plan for improvements such as fences, driveways and building additions.
For more information on plot plans, please visit www.cityofmlt.com or call Edith Duttlinger at 425-744-6279.