New salary commission seeks five members

Mar 03, 2017

The City Council voted in November to bring back a salary commission for 2017, more than two years after it disbanded a similar one. Now, the city of Edmonds is seeking individuals to fill openings on the updated commission.

The volunteer positions are non-paid, and applicants must live in Edmonds.

The five-member commission will meet on a periodic basis in the evenings at Edmonds City Hall or other city building locations to review the mayor and council’s compensation.

Mayor Dave Earling’s salary is $118,000 a year. Six councilmembers earn $1,000 a month, and the council president, Thomas Mesaros, makes $1,200.

Board members serve for a three-year term, although initial members will be appointed for staggered terms of one, two or three years, and are eligible for reappointment.

The commission’s duties also include preparing a salary schedule for the city attorney’s review prior to being filed with the city clerk’s office.

The commission is seeking to establish realistic compensation so that citizens of the highest quality may be attracted to public service, said Human Resources Director Mary Ann Hardie.

The commission begins its work in July and must file its salary schedule with the city clerk no later than Sept. 30.

Interested residents may pick up an application at the reception desk of City Hall, 121 Fifth Ave. N, or online at

To receive an application by mail, call 425-771-0258.


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