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Edmonds City Council Approved Minutes January 19, 2021 Page 1 <br /> EDMONDS CITY COUNCIL <br />VIRTUAL ONLINE MEETING <br />APPROVED MINUTES January 19, 2021 <br /> <br /> <br />ELECTED OFFICIALS PRESENT <br />Mike Nelson, Mayor <br />Susan Paine, Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, Councilmember Kristiana Johnson, Councilmember <br />Luke Distelhorst, Councilmember Diane Buckshnis, Councilmember Vivian Olson, Councilmember <br />Laura Johnson, Councilmember <br />STAFF PRESENT <br />Jessica Neill Hoyson, HR Director <br />Frances Chapin, Arts & Culture Program Mgr. Jeff Taraday, City Attorney Scott Passey, City Clerk <br />Dave Rohde, GIS Analyst <br /> <br />1. CALL TO ORDER/FLAG SALUTE <br />The Edmonds City Council virtual online meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Nelson. The meeting was opened with the flag salute. <br />2. LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Councilmember Distelhorst read the City Council Land Acknowledgement Statement: “We acknowledge the original inhabitants of this place, the Sdohobsh (Snohomish) people and their successors the Tulalip Tribes, who since time immemorial have hunted, fished, gathered, and taken care of these lands. We respect their sovereignty, their right to self-determination, and we honor their sacred spiritual connection with the land and water.” <br />3. ROLL CALL City Clerk Scott Passey called the roll. All elected officials were present, participating remotely. (Councilmember L. Johnson was experiencing technical difficulties and joined and left the meeting several times in the first five minutes.) <br />4. INTERVIEW FOR BOARD/COMMISSION APPOINTMENT <br />1. ARTS COMMISSION CANDIDATE INTERVIEW <br />Arts & Culture Program Manager Frances Chapin explained the Art Commission has a vacancy for a general position which does not require a professional background in the arts. Of the seven Arts Commission members, four have professional arts backgrounds. A general position is an opportunity to <br />engage someone who brings a different perspective to the commission. There were three applicants and the commission recommended Richard Chung to the Mayor. Mr. Chung is a new resident to Edmonds, an engineer, and entrepreneur with a passion for the arts.