About Edmonds Public Facilities District

The Edmonds PFD was established under the authority of the Laws of the State of Washington, 1999, Chapter 165, pursuant to Ordinance No. 3358 of the City Council of the City of Edmonds, passed on April 24, 2001.  Under RCW 35.57 the City has authority to form a public facilities district for the purposes, inter alia, of acquiring, constructing, operating, promoting and financing a regional center.

Edmonds PFD developed a performing arts center within the city of Edmonds called Edmonds Center for the Arts that provides for meetings, conferences, community events, sporting events, trade shows, and artistic, musical, theatrical, or other cultural exhibitions, presentations or performances to the City, the County, and the entire state and their residents.  Edmonds Center for the Arts is a strong contributor to the economic vitality of the region and is source of great pride to the community and its patrons, staff and volunteers.

Meetings of the Edmonds PFD are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30AM, at Edmonds Center for the Arts.  If a meeting is to be cancelled, a cancellation notice will be posted at ECA and on the ECA website 24 hours in advance.  To be placed on the e-mail list to receive meeting materials, please e-mail Joe@ec4arts.org.

EPFD Is now Accepting Applications for their Board of Directors

Edmonds Public Facilities District (EPFD) is accepting applications from qualified candidates to fill two open positions on its five-member Board of Directors.  Edmonds Public Facilities District is the municipal corporation that owns and operates Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA), a premier regional performing arts venue and a historically significant facility in the heart of downtown Edmonds, WA.  The EPFD Board works in partnership with a separate not-for-profit Board of 20 members (ECA Board) to ensure the financial health and operating success of the Center. 

These two Board positions will open at end of June, 2013, as a result of the retirement of two of the founding members of Edmonds Public Facilities District, John McGibbon and Terry Vehrs.  Mr. McGibbon and Mr. Vehrs have been the only two members to serve as Board Presidents since the District was established in 2001.  Under their leadership Edmonds Center for the Arts was conceptualized, the historic Edmonds High School auditorium was renovated, and the Center’s programs and services flourished in the first seven years of operation.

Serving nearly 60,000 people each year, Edmonds Center for the Arts brings 25 exciting presentations to the stage annually; serves as a home for partner organizations such as Cascade Symphony Orchestra, Sno-King Community Chorale and Olympic Ballet Theatre; boasts a classic gymnasium that is active year-round with sports activities; and also contains classroom spaces available for meetings and events.  The Center has an estimated annual economic impact of $3M, and provides vital arts and cultural activities that build community and enhance the quality of life locally and regionally.

Members of the Edmonds PFD Board are appointed by the Edmonds City Council.  Applicants need not reside in the City of Edmonds.

Application and resume must be submitted by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.  For an application, please visit the administrative office at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave N, Edmonds, 98020, or call 425-275-4483 for more information.  Applications will also be available on the Edmonds Center for the Arts website at www.ec4arts.org.  Click on “About Us,” then click “Board.”  Application and information will also be posted on the City of Edmonds website at www.edmondswa.gov under City Government/Boards & Commissions.

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