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Administration Department Leadership

Getschow, Rick

City Manager Rick Getschow
  • Departments:Administration Department
  • Divisions:Administration
  • Title:City Manager
  • Phone:952-949-8410
  • Email:

In the City of Eden Prairie, the buck stops with the City manager. The City Council delegates all administrative duties to the City manager who is accountable to the Council for effective administration of City business. The City manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the Administration Department and hires City staff. The City's five core service departments are led by directors who report to the City manager.

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Year joined the City

Professional and Community Affiliations
  • Metropolitan Area City Manager’s Association
  • Minnesota City/County Management Association
  • International City/County Management Association
  • Metro Cities Housing and Economic Development Policy Committee
  • Eden Prairie A.M. Rotary Club
  • Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce
Past Experience

City Manager
City of Hopkins, Minn.

City Administrator
City of Lauderdale, Minn.

City Administrator
City of Hector, Minn.


Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Miami University (Ohio)
Master’s Degree in Public Administration, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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