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Who started the Edmonds Civic Roundtable (ECR)?

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A group of about 45 citizens came together who passionately love Edmonds and wanted to have our elected and appointed governing leadership focus on our issues, that affect us, brought back to a non-partisan basis for policymaking. Thus dedicated to what is best for Edmonds rather than beholden to ideology or special interests.

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What is the makeup of ECR?

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We are your neighbors, we ask you to become a member, participate in our polls. Some of us are Democrats, some Republicans, and other independents. But as an organization we are nonpartisan.

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Why is having issues addressed in a nonpartisan basis important?

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In Washington State and most States in America, local elected positions are classified as nonpartisan, for a reason. This because the issues facing our community need to be practically addressed: public safety, parks, sewers, and roads as an example; as well as other similar issues. With an eye based on facts rather than ideology, the outcome should be in the interest of the community and well thought out with widespread citizen support. By addressing issues through a process that is facts-based, and provides for collaborative and inclusive efforts, our governing leaders, and voters, should be able to make informed decisions.

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What is the problem you are trying to solve and how do you intend to address the issues?

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We want to empower Edmond citizens, organizations and government agencies to embrace the equitable process, objectivity, and working together as a community.

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You have members that have openly supported and criticized candidates and issues. How do you say you are non-partisan?

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The personal opinions of an individual member are not allowed to affect how the organization operates. In fact, it is our hope that interjecting documented facts into the equitization of issues will enhance any discussion around the facts and provide for the best outcome for all of us here in Edmonds. That is what is important, we all have opinions. Having facts at hand should instil better outcomes. This provided voters and governing leaders to make better decisions.

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Who are your members, how is the board selected, how does anyone get involved.

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As we announce the ERC, we are just beginning to grow in members. We are announcing our efforts in hope of attracting a broad community to share our goals. Edmonds will benefit through better decision making. The Board is made of Edmonds residents, there is 15 Board member position, of which 11 have been filled at this time. Each Board member serves a three-year term. However, as we a just beginning, the current Board have one, two and three-year staggered terms. The Officers are elected by the Board. We encourage participation, from membership to voter polls, volunteering for a committee, attending our forums and events, to providing expert opinion - based on documented facts.

  • No. We will endeavour to be factual based on candidates running, elected, and appointed. This allows voters to make their decision in an informed manner. We will promote the good government process, empower voters through information, and let them know if the governing leader is using that process or following ideology or special interest efforts.

  • The ECR may support or oppose the process by which a decision was made. We might also offer our services in assisting decision-makers have the non-partisan information to inform their decision and offer suggestions for a process to help ensure an informed and non-partisan decision.

  • No. We encourage informed nonpartisan decisions making for all elected and appointed positions which would include organizations such as the Council, and the several boards and commissions.

  • We are committed to being a diverse organization that values people from all walks of life to include, but not limited to, those of any age, race, ethnicity, national origin, color, socioeconomic status, gender, physical ability, cognitive diversity, religion, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

The primary election is over, and we have winners who will be certified on August 17th by the Washington Secretary of State.  We will be updating the General Election candidates.
The General Election Race officially begins on August 18th!

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