Author Archives: Rick Getschow

2017 EPy Awards

Here at the City of Eden Prairie we conduct citywide employee recognition events in the spring and fall of each year. A few weeks back we held our spring recognition event where we also presented our annual employee awards, known as the “EPys,” for those who went above and beyond in providing exceptional service in 2016. Prior to awarding […]

LED Streetlight Conversion

We’ve been hearing several positive comments from residents lately, regarding the Xcel Energy conversion to light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs in all of the cobra head style streetlights in Eden Prairie. Here’s what a couple residents had to say: I would just like to thank the city leaders, city utility and public works personnel for the […]

The Mailbag

The City Council and city staff regularly receive feedback on any number of issues. We welcome all comments- positive, negative or anything in between. Here is a sampling of recent comments (without names and addresses) on a variety of topics: I would just like to thank the city leaders, city utility and public works personnel […]

Vacuum Dredge Box

One of our primary citywide strategic goals is finding innovative and efficient methods to deliver City services. I cannot think of a better example of meeting this goal than a City invention that recently resulted in a Local Government Innovation Award for the City of Eden Prairie from the  University Of Minnesota Humphrey School Of […]

Organics Recycling

It has always been my strong belief that residents should play a role in the important projects and decisions that affect them. That’s why we do our best to provide a variety of convenient ways for residents to learn more about what’s being considered and participate in the process. One way we do this is […]