Mark Windschitl

Mark Windschitl

As we turn the calendar to March, we are approaching the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Carver County. The county confirmed its first case of COVID on March 8, 2020, and it is hard to believe how much COVID has impacted our lives since then.

The city of Chaska opened its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on March 9, 2020. In emergency situations like pandemics, we open an EOC to coordinate city resources and respond appropriately to the emergency. Our main objectives have been to keep our residents and employees safe and continue to deliver our essential services.

Mark Windschitl is the mayor of Chaska.

Community Editor

Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.