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April 26, 2019 Friday Report

Post Date:April 26, 2019

Call for PeopleFest! Party Performers and ExhibitorsCity of Eden Prairie
The PeopleFest! Party is a large-scale event during the second annual PeopleFest! A Community Celebration of Culture and will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 at Staring Lake Park.

The event includes live performances and a variety of cultural and educational organizations sharing their stories, activities and outreach. Performers and exhibitors are encouraged to apply to be part of this fun event at edenprairie.org/PeopleFest. Applications received by Friday, June 7 are given priority consideration.

Real Talk With Rick Podcast
"1 Million Cups" is the latest installment of the Real Talk With Rick podcast. Patrick Donohue, the engine that drives 1 Million Cups Eden Prairie, chats with Rick about the foundation that built 1 Million Cups, the importance of entrepreneurship and Eden Prairie's City Government Academy.

Housing Task Force
The City is seeking candidates for a Housing Task Force to address lifecycle housing, inclusive and affordable housing, and other housing options in Eden Prairie. The Housing Task Force will focus on three phases of work:

  • Gathering data (such as current housing stock, open space, census data, current City programs and resources)
  • Researching other cities' housing programs, procedures, resources and best practices
  • Formulating a list of options and best practices to present to the City Council

Members will be expected to attend one weekday evening meeting per month for nine months, beginning in June 2019.The application deadline is Tuesday, April 30. Apply at edenprairie.org/TaskForceApp

Spring Employee Recognition Event
Our Spring Employee Recognition Event took place this past Wednesday afternoon where we welcomed new employees, recognized employees for years of service milestones and presented our annual "EPy" Awards to those employees who consistently go “above and beyond” to serve the people of Eden Prairie.

New Employees
Lesley Cain
Sarah Cranny
Scott Gerber
Adam Hartman
Miguel Hernandez
Natalie Kalkes
Kyle Klein
Alyssa Meyer
John Nelsen
Scott Riley
Kyle Salage
Patrick Sejkora
Katie Sjolander
Lindsey Yates

5 Years
Jeremy Anway
Timin Ayu
Pete Bauer
Lori Brink
Scott Elsenpeter
Brian Ethun
Johnny Germscheid
Troy Johnson
Cesar Muñoz
Matthew O’Rourke
Andrew Naumann
Carl Rick
Dan Sletten
Butch Tupy
Scott Wenisch

15 Years
Jeff Campbell
Janet Jeremiah
Wendell Stockwell

20 Years
Keith Bartos
Todd Groves
Patti McGinty-VanSickle
Jason Punton
Chris Wood

25 Years
Rob Geis
Mark Gustad
Kevin White

30 Years
Dave Becker
Bob Lanzi
Larry Lind

40 Years
Pauline Sager






EPy Award Winners

  • Carl J. Jullie Award for Excellence in Customer Service – Carrie Suedbeck
  • James G. Clark Award for Excellence in Teamwork –Todd Johnson
  • Mayor Jean L. Harris, M.D., Award for Community Service to the People of Employee’s Home Community –Jayden DeVilbiss
  • Scott H. Neal Award for Excellence in Leadership – Kevin Schmieg
  • City Manager Quality Awards – Mohamed Duale, Mary Krause, Beth Novak-Krebs, Valerie Verley, Will Zafft



Approved Minutes of Apr. 8, 2019 Planning Commission [PDF]

March 2019 Construction News [PDF]

Project Profile [PDF]

Council Calendar [PDF]

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