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I recently had the opportunity to attend the 2019 Eden Prairie City Academy. The six-week session was interactive, interesting and informative.

We had the opportunity to meet, tour and ask questions of many departments (administration, fire department, public works, community development, police department and park and recreation). We also had numerous tours of city facilities and projects.

We met Mayor Ron Case. Rick Getschow, the city manager, was with us most weeks. It is obvious that Rick and Ron are visionaries who are respected and well-liked by Eden Prairie city employees.

I have always been proud to say that I live in Eden Prairie. Now that I have met and talked to the leadership in many city departments, I am even more impressed by the professionalism, dedication and enthusiasm they bring to their jobs every day.

I highly recommend Eden Prairie residents take the opportunity to attend next year's academy and learn more about our city. It is truly fascinating and well worth the time. Eden Prairie is a great place to live!

Debra Lind

Eden Prairie

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