No. The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is a local, independent, nonprofit organization. While we partner with the City on some projects and events, we are independently funded and operate independently.
Many people don’t realize that several large community events such as An Edmonds Kind of 4th, Halloween Trick-or-Treat Night, and the Tree Lighting Ceremony are produced by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, not the City. These events are not paid for by taxpayer dollars; instead, Chamber staff and board members work to secure funds through sponsorships, grants, and by hosting fundraising events such as Taste Edmonds and the Clam Chowder Cook-Off.