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Aug. 2, 2019 Friday Report

Post Date:08/02/2019

City of Eden Prairie logoPeopleFest! Kickoff
Activities for the 2019 PeopleFest! celebration kick off this Sunday, Aug. 4 and continue through Wednesday, Aug. 14. This second-annual celebration is a series of community events, camps and programs highlighting the unique cultures of Eden Prairie. Visit for a full schedule of activities and event registration links.

Eden Prairie Night to Unite
Next Tuesday, Aug. 6, neighborhoods across the country will dedicate the evening to celebrating and strengthening their commitment to a safe community. Night to Unite is an opportunity for City residents to gather with neighbors and friends, get to know one another better and enjoy a sense of community. Neighborhoods are also encouraged to participate in the coinciding PROP food drive contest. The neighborhood with the largest volume donation will receive an ice cream social hosted by the Police and Fire departments. Fire and Police representatives, as well as other City officials, will visit many of the local celebrations that evening.

Neighborhood Night at the Fire Station
The Fire Department is hosting Neighborhood Night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at all four Eden Prairie fire stations. Residents are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to their nearest fire station, meet the firefighters and get a station tour. Refer to the Neighborhood Night event page for more information.

County Accepting Zero Waste Challenge Applications
Hennepin County is now accepting applications for its Zero Waste Challenge through Sunday, Aug. 18. The 50 households selected will participate in an eight-month challenge that entails tracking and reporting trash, recycling and food waste. Throughout the challenge, there will be personalized coaching, free workshops, educational materials and supplies such as scales, compostable bags and backyard compost bins. The Zero Waste Challenge runs Sept.9, 2019 through April 30, 2020. Learn more and sign up at

Financial Fact Sheet
The City's updated Financial Fact Sheet [PDF] includes a summary of property taxes and other financial data, and is now available along with other City budget information at

Staff News
Sarah Strain has joined the Community Development Department as a planner. Before joining the City, she worked at Bolton & Menk. She earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of St. Thomas, and master’s degree at the University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

All City event information, including the summer concert series, is available at

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