Author Archives: City Staff

City Employees Honored

The annual “Spring Employee Recognition Event” was held at City Center today. Each year, the Internal Employee Events Committee – on which I serve – coordinates this event. I think I can speak for all employees when I say that we all look forward to attending, not only because the event honors fellow employees for [...]

Area Seniors Celebrate Valentine’s Day

More than 60 area seniors gathered at the Senior Center to enjoy the annual Valentine Breakfast this past week. Couples enjoyed a scrumptious brunch of egg bake, bacon and pastries while reconnecting with friends and enjoying the day. I was especially touched with one couple who shared their engagement story from 68 years ago – [...]

When It Snows

When it snows, Eden Prairie street maintenance crews clear 230  miles of City streets and over 100 miles of sidewalks and trails. In a typical winter, we are often asked the following questions by residents: Who handles snow removal on the sidewalk or trail by my house? The answer to that question is: City ordinance [...]

A Great Response

A week ago today, we were wondering: If the fifth largest snowfall in Minnesota history were to land on Eden Prairie, what would happen and how would we handle it? We now know the answer to this question! We would step up to the plate and do our very best to handle it well. I [...]

New Employees Learn the Ropes

Meet Matt Bourne and Tina Eide, the City’s newest Parks and Recreation Department employees! Tina works at the Community Center in support services and Matt is the new park maintenance supervisor. Both are learning their new job duties, but they also get to learn about the job duties of their coworkers. When a new person [...]