The State of the City address has been an annual ritual sponsored by the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce that typically occurs soon after the first of the new year.
For several years now, the Chamber President, the School District Superintendent and the City Manager have teamed up to present a joint State of the City address at the monthly Chamber member luncheon. This approach has provided a comprehensive look at the latest developments in the Eden Prairie community, as well as a look ahead to what is to come in the new year.
This year’s event took place Tuesday, Jan. 13. During the City portion of the address, I played the following video that provides a brief overview of the City’s 2015 budget and its associated services:
The positive feedback that has been received from this event has led to taking the City portion of the address “on the road” and expands the opportunities for those who are interested in seeing it. Over the next month, I will be making presentations to various groups in the Eden Prairie community — including the Lions Club, the Rotary Club and the Eden Prairie Community Foundation. (Note: Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens will be a special guest co-presenter at the Lions meeting).
Another community presentation of the State of the City address that is open to everyone will take place Friday, Feb. 6 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Senior Center (8950 Eden Prairie Road). The presentation will provide an overview of completed and upcoming projects in Eden Prairie along with an overview of the initiatives that the City will focus on in 2015.
The event is free to attend and open to the public, I hope to see you there!