Quick Q&A with Peter Gibson, Edmonds City Council Student Representative



Peter Gibson

A Senior at Edmonds-Woodway High School, Peter Gibson spends every Tuesday evening sitting alongside members of Edmonds City Council as they debate city policy and vote on key government issues. While Gibson doesn’t have an actual vote, he does ask some excellent questions. So My Edmonds News thought the community should know him better:

Q. Could you share some information about yourself?

A. I grew up in Edmonds and have lived there my whole life. My mother’s name is Sally and she was my primary parent. My father passed away at the age of 4. I plan to go to college when I finish high school, and after college my goal is to become a firefighter.

Q. Why did you want to be the student representative on Edmonds City Council?

A. Because I know a lot about Edmonds and have followed local politics and issues in the past. Also, my good friend’s brother (Graham Marmion) had the job last year.

Q. How will you experience your help in the future? Do you ever see yourself in the public service?

A. The most important thing that I will learn will be public speaking and the functioning of a municipality. The only way for me to see myself in public service would be fighting fires. Being a chosen one is very demanding and stressful.

Q: You ask very good questions. Do you prepare for meetings in advance?

A. The agenda is sent to me, and I read the package and write down any questions or any thoughts I have before the meetings.


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