Mr. Alling was a member of the Masons and reached the highest ranking of Illustrious Sovereign St. Honore Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine in 1911. He served as the former president of the Orange City Library Association and over 30 years as a trustee. In 1926 Mr. Alling and four other men incorporated the Orange City Bank where he served several terms as the president and was proud that the bank did not fail in the crash of 1929.
Edward served as mayor for four terms (1923.1927,1928, 1929). During his service he was essential in the forming the projected to build a new town hall. He donated the land for the building and also helped in selecting the architect Elton J. Moughton to design the building
Edward Alling helped establish the Orange City Chapter of the Red Cross through correspondence and travel to Washington D.C. Describing the need for the organization in the city.
He was the local chairman for Orange City's Chapter of the Red Cross for two years and then was elected to the board of directors. He would later donated a building for the city's chapter of the Red Cross During the Depression , he made several trips to Washing D.C. To procure flour for those in need when others had failed . He also helped to distribute the flour..