Council President Olson will try for a second term

  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 12:00pm

Peggy Pritchard Olson has announced she will seek a second term on the Edmonds City Council in Position 4.

“I want to continue to work with the other Council members, the mayor and staff and citizens to accomplish this, because no one person can do this alone,” she said of the role of helping shape the future of the city.

Pritchard Olson, 56, is serving as president of the seven-person Council this year. She said her main focus is to “finally pass solid building design guidelines and codes that everyone can understand.”

As for the future, she said she ” … wants to focus on economic revitalization and strong financial viability for our city. Over the next few years if we don’t find new ways to increase our revenues we will end up with higher taxes and reduced services because our costs continue to rise faster than our income.”

Pritchard Olson chairs the South Snohomish Cities Committee and serves on the Community Technology Advisory Committee, the Seashore Transportation Forum and the Long Range Task Force.

Outside of her Council activities, she is an active member of the Soroptimist International of SnoKing and Edmonds United Methodist Church. She also is past president of the Friends of the Edmonds Library and the Edmonds Library Board.

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