City Manager Search Update

Our search for a new Eden Prairie City Manager is reaching the final stages!

As you might know, this position has been vacant since Scott Neal became the city manager for Edina, Minn. in November 2010 – and it has been filled in the interim by Parks and Recreation Director Jay Lotthammer.

Last Saturday, each of our Council members interviewed six semi-finalists for the permanent position. These semi-finalists had been selected from a group of 10 candidates presented by M&A Executive Search, the recruiting firm hired by the City Council, at a special meeting in December which included both current and incoming Council members.

Following the one-on-one interviews, a public meeting was held and the Eden Prairie City Council unanimously voted to name Rick Getschow, Steven Mielke and Ryan Schroeder as finalists for the position of city manager.

Now it’s time for you to meet the candidates! Members of the public are invited to attend an Open House and meet the three finalists on Thursday, Jan. 20 from 3:30–6 p.m. in the Community Center Cambria Room.

Then, on Thursday, Feb. 3, the Council will conduct a final interview panel in the City Center Council Chambers, before selecting a candidate for the position of city manager.

Karen Kurt
Human Resources Manager