Category Archives: City Services

After Hours with the Eden Prairie Chamber

Last Thursday, the City and the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce hosted an “After-Hours” event at the City Center. In past years, we have jointly hosted town hall meetings and other community events.  This year we decided to fit into a successful “after hours” format the Chamber already uses. This type of event allows members of […]

2016 City Budget Adopted

Last Tuesday evening at their final regular meeting of the year, the City Council approved the Eden Prairie budget for 2016. I thought I would once again share the budget message that I provided to our city employees last week. Good Afternoon, Last night the City Council unanimously approved the 2016 budget, which will result in […]

Municipal Liquor Profits: Giving Back to the Community

When you walk through the doors at any one of the City’s three municipal liquor stores, you pass by a message that says, “Giving Back to the Community” – it’s an important message, and one that I’d like to elaborate on a little. Municipal liquor stores have been in operation since the United States government […]


A very important service that our City government provides is administering elections. Our City Clerk, Kitty Porta, is the point person and the leader of all-things elections in Eden Prairie. She does an excellent job of overseeing all facets of the election process including: election judge staffing and training; managing election equipment; providing for polling […]

2015 State of the City

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 […]