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May 31, 2019 Friday Report

Post Date:05/31/2019

Award-Winning CommunicationsCity of Eden Prairie
The Communications Division earned top honors from the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators last week, winning the Northern Lights Bronze Award for the Real Talk with Rick podcast logo design and the Silver Award for the Life in the Prairie [PDF] City newsletter. This is the second year in a row Life in the Prairie was recognized with a Northern Lights Award. 

Parks and Recreation Awards
At the May 21 City Council meeting, the Parks and Recreation Department was recognized by the Minnesota Recreation and Park Association with awards of excellence for the 2018 PeopleFest! event and the Passport to Fun scholarship program. The American Red Cross also recognized Jasmine Ellingson, aquatics supervisor, for Aquatics Center programs and achievements. 

Minnesota Festival of Jazz on the Prairie
The 29th annual Minnesota Festival of Jazz on the Prairie is Sunday, June 9 at Staring Lake Park Amphitheatre from 1 to 7 p.m. The festival features six area big bands and admission is free. The event also includes RibFest, which benefits Eden Prairie Noon Rotary charities.   

4th of July Hometown Celebration
The City is seeking volunteers for the Hometown Celebration July 3-4. Volunteer opportunities range from event set-up, greeting at the information booth, games, children’s crafts and bingo. Visit the sign-up page for more information and to register for a designated volunteer time.

Stop the Trafficking 5K
The 2019 Stop the Traffick(ing) 5K Run for Justice is Saturday, June 22 at Purgatory Creek Park. The 5K is a collaborative, community-wide event to raise awareness about human trafficking. All proceeds from the race are designated to organizations working to help sexually exploited youth and women. To sign up or for more information, visit

Staff News
The City recently welcomed Matthew Paulson as water plant operator. Before joining the City, Matt worked for the cities of Lake Elmo and Roseville. He earned associate's degrees in water environment technologies and in culinary arts.

Fitness in the Parks [PDF]

Approved Minutes of May 13, 2019 Planning Commission [PDF]

April 2019 Construction News [PDF]

Project Profile [PDF]

Council Calendar [PDF]

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