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Edmonds community leader dies from COVID-19

John Reed was former president of Alliance of Citizens for Edmonds

Series: Coronavirus | Story 72

Last updated 3/31/2020 at 9:03am


John Reed, former president of Alliance of Citizens for Edmonds.

Community leader John Reed, former president of Alliance of Citizens for Edmonds (ACE), died Sunday, March 29, from complication of COVID-19, according to ACE President Damian King.

"Words cannot express how devastating this is to hear," King said. "John was someone we were proud to call our friend and who did so much for Edmonds, our community, and ACE. He will always be remembered. Our hearts go out to his son and daughter and his grandchildren."

Reed, 74, was diagnosed with COVID19 on March 16, according to his daughter, and admitted to Swedish Edmonds March 18.

Just recently, ACE recognized John Reed for his 13 years of service as ACE president from 2006-2019. Reed was retired, but remained active as an ACE board member.

ACE is a community organization founded in 2004, dedicated to retaining Edmonds small-town atmosphere, low-level architecture, healthy business community, and supporting projects that improve the livability of the community.

Over the years, ACE has taken positions on the redevelopment of the old Safeway property at Sunset and Dayton, Harbor Square, Civic Playfield, Waterfront Connector, the Edmonds Marsh and Westgate, just to name a few.

ACE has also spoken up on future planning for Westgate, Five Corners and along Highway 99.

ACE has periodically sponsored well-attended candidate forums for Edmonds City Council, mayoral, and Port Commission elections.


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