News items produced by the City of Eden Prairie Communications Division are intended for members of the news media and the community at large.
June 19, 2020 Friday Report
4th of July Hometown Celebration Chalk Your Walk Contest
Celebrate summer and kick off the 4th of July by helping paint the town with chalk art. To join the fun, simply #ChalkYourWalk to show us what summer in Eden Prairie means to you, snap a photo of your chalk art and submit it online. You could win a pizza party delivered by the Eden Prairie Fire Department, plus see your art in the City's Virtual Hometown Celebration video. Visit edenprairie.org/ChalkYourWalk for details. Contest entry deadline is Monday, June 22.
Pavement Management Project
The 2020 pavement management project will begin next week and will be completed in two phases between June 23 and Aug. 21. The project is a cost-effective way to prolong the life of Eden Prairie's streets. Work includes milling off the top layer of the existing pavement, repairing the remaining roadway and placing a new asphalt overlay within a few days after repair work has been completed. Affected residential streets are generally located in the northwest and southeast quadrants of the City. You can find more details at edenprairie.org/InfrastructureProjects.
2019 Human Rights Awards Presented
Members of the Human Rights and Diversity Commission announced the 2019 Human Rights Award recipients at the June 16 City Council meeting. The award recognizes a local individual, youth, nonprofit organization and/or business who have worked to create an inclusive community spirit through actions, activities or programs. Human Rights Award winners were recognized for upholding the values of the Eden Prairie Manifesto, which the City Council voted unanimously to reaffirm after the awards presentation.
Individual Award — Zina Nourkadi
Youth Award — Claire Willett
Nonprofit Award — ESTHER Homes
Business Award —Umi's Boutique
The Communications Division earned top honors from the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators this week, winning six awards in multiple categories. They were recognized for their work on the "Life in the Prairie" newsletter, Light Pole Banner Design Contest, New Resident Guide, Parks and Recreation Program Guide, and the "Real Talk with Rick" podcast. The Northern Lights Awards contest recognizes outstanding work in Minnesota's government, educational and nonprofit communications.
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