The Edmonds Chamber of Commercehas named Ryan Crowther as the new President & CEO of the 115-year-old organization. The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced the news after the current President & CEO Greg Urban announced his planned departure this July.

“The Chamber Board of Directors is excited to welcome Ryan to our community and looks forward to his leadership in this time of transition”, said Erika Barnett, Board Chair of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. “His experiences in Snohomish County and extensive event production knowledge are a perfect fit for our organization.”

Ryan Crowther brings a fiery passion for community building and a wide spectrum of expertise across many industries, but most known for his work in music, nightlife and placemaking. Crowtheris the Founder of the Everett Music Initiative and Fisherman’s Village Music Festival, where he has produced over 400 events in Snohomish County since 2012. Crowther was also the Principal at Puget PR and Public Affairs, a boutique public relations and marketing outfit in Snohomish County, where he worked with dozens of small businesses, non-profits and municipal clients on strategic public relations and community relations campaigns.Additionally, heis a past Board Chair of Leadership Snohomish County, and alumni of the 2016 Signature Class.

“I’ve spent the last 10-plus years helping businesses succeed and large-scale events prosper, and I’m really grateful I get to bring my experience to Edmonds”, said Crowther. “I’m a big believer that the health of a community can be seen by its storefronts, connectivity, and community events, and there’s no doubt Edmonds continues to shine as a leader in all three”, Crowther stated. “I’m honored to follow the incredible work of Greg Urban, who for the last eight years has built upon the longstanding legacy of the Edmonds Chamber.”

Crowther will work side-by-side with Greg Urban and the rest of the Chamber team over the coming weeks, as Urban plans to depart after the “An Edmonds Kind of 4th”celebration. He very much looks forward to meeting all the business owners and community members who help make Edmonds, Edmonds.

For more information on membership in the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce or on all the community celebrations produced by the Chamber, visit: or call 425-670-1496.

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