Category Archives: Events

Spirit of Eden Prairie Awards

The City presented the 2016 Spirit of Eden Prairie Awards at its regular City Council meeting Tuesday night. This is a newer program that is now in its second year. A few years back, the City Council brought up the desire to create a program that publicly recognizes the significant investments and enhancements residents and businesses make to their […]

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 […]


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 […]

Meet and Greet #312

One of my favorite duties as the Eden Prairie City Manager is to take part in the regular business meet and greet visits with our Mayor and Economic Development Manager.  It is a great opportunity for us to interact with the local business community.  The main reason the program began back in 2002 was for the City to […]