The Edmonds Chamber is pleased to announce the 2022 Grand Marshal of “An Edmonds Kind of 4th” parade, Deborah Brandi.

“I am pleased to announce Deborah Brandi as our Grand Marshal.” said Greg Urban, President & CEO of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.  “Her leadership in the community is inspiring and the work of the FESD under her direction has increased their impact, allowing them to serve even more students and families in need.”

Deborah Brandi is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Edmonds School District (FESD).  A hard-working and committed individual, she has over 20 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector and has led organizations large and small through periods of growth and expansion.  Deborah has been in her current role for 10 years and in that time, has helped grow the FESD from a $40,000 organization who had just hired its first staff member to a $1.3 million organization with far-reaching community partnerships, impactful programs, and sustainable operations.

2022 Grand Marshal Deborah Brandi said, “I am so thankful and excited to serve as Grand Marshal for the 2022 Edmonds 4th of July Parade! It’s an honor to celebrate this community and it is, and continues to be, an honor for me to help the students in the Edmonds School District. The Foundation’s work truly changes lives and I think of the 21,000 students in our district as if they were our own children. I’m proud to help provide equitable opportunities for these students and help change the trajectory of their lives.”


Join us for the An Edmonds Kind of 4th celebration and cheer on our Grand Marshal and all the businesses, groups and marcher in the 4th of July parade this year.

About the Foundation for the Edmonds School District (FESD) 

Founded by the Edmonds School District 38 years ago, the Foundation for Edmonds School District has worked to ensure that every student has the resources to learn, thrive and contribute to our vibrant community. There are 21 programs designed to support the children, families, and educators in partnership with the Edmonds School District, Snohomish County’s largest school district.  With more than 7,800 low income and homeless students in the Edmonds School District, the Foundation has worked over the last 10 years to raise more than $8.5 million to support essential programs and services to help those in need.

Be sure to add “An Edmonds Kind of 4th” to your July 4th plans this year.

“An Edmonds Kind of 4th” Schedule 

Special thanks to the Hazel Miller Foundation for their continued support.

July 3  –  Fireworks     •     10:00 pm     •     over Lake Ballinger 
July 4  –  Beat Brackett 5K     •     8:00 am     •     Edmonds City Park 
July 4  –  Baby Brackett 1K     •     8:00 am     •     Edmonds City Park 
July 4  –  Children’s Parade     •     11:30 am     •     Downtown Edmonds 
July 4  –  Main Parade     •     12:00 pm     •     Downtown Edmonds

Event info, registration & sponsorship opportunities at or Edmonds Chamber office at 425-670-1496