Council hopefuls face off in forum
Candidates for Edmonds City Council will face off at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 in a candidate forum in the City Council Chambers of the Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N.
The public event is the first forum of its kind sponsored by the South County Senior Center.
Candidates will be permitted a short statement and then respond to questions posed by moderator Jeannette Wood. Wood is a former mayor of Woodway and former state senator. She is president of the Senior Center’s board of directors and teaches a class on current issues for seniors.
City officials attend
Among the Edmonds officials participating in a three-day Recovery from Disaster Course held last month by the Snohomish County Homeland Security Strategy Committee were Jennifer Gerend, director of economic development, and Stephen Clifton, director of community services.
This training, hosted by the Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA), prepared recovery planners to address issues that typically involve getting financial, organizational, and human resources focused on both short- and long-term disaster-recovery needs. Representatives of Kenmore, Lynnwood, Mill Creek and Mountlake Terrace also attended.
RE/MAX Champions will conduct a food drive from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Top Foods at 220th Street and Highway 99 to benefit area food banks. Among the volunteers who will collect donations are Edmonds realtors Christin Leupold and Sandra Bekker.
Women voters host forum
Candidates for the Snohomish County Charter Review Commission – District 3, Lynnwood mayor and Lynnwood City Council will appear at a forum beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 at Lynnwood City Hall, 19100 44th Ave. W.
Due to the late call for an election to fill a vacancy on the appellate court in Snohomish County, the seven judicial candidates for that position will be introduced but not included in the discussions.A half hour prior to the forum, the audience will have an opportunity to meet the candidates. Refreshments will be provided.
Event sponsors are The American Association of University Women-Edmonds Branch and the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County.
For more information or answers to questions about how to vote or obtain a voter registration card, call Norma Bruns at 425-778-8234 or visit the Web site www.lwvwa.org/snohomish.