"Our Proven, Experienced, Fiscally-Responsible, Community-Builder"
 
 

        Annie and Josh Wedding

Dear Eden Prairie Friends and Neighbors:

I am honored to represent you on the City Council.  I am the only candidate who has served continuously for the last eight economically challenging years.  I will continue to do my very best to keep Eden Prairie moving forward in a fiscally responsible manner.  I look forward to meeting and working with you all over the next four years and welcome your ideas and contributions for keeping our City a great place to live, raise a family, work and retire.  As always please feel free to contact me with your questions and ideas.

Money Magazine's 2010 ranked Eden Prairie the number one city in the nation and this only confirms what we already know: that Eden Prairie is the best place to live.  This ranking is a reflection of our wonderful residents and the great care with which we treat our resources, which includes the conscientious actions of our city's government and wise, responsible spending of taxpayers' dollars.

Working together, we have accomplished many goals during my two terms, including:

  • Scrutinized and created fiscally responsible budget

  • Created Citizen Budget Advisory Commission and made the budget process more transparent

  • Built fourth fire station and improved emergency preparedness

  • Maintained Moody's highest bond rating (AAA), an elite distinction shared with only six other Minnesota cities

  • Remodeled Community Center, combining public, corporate and private funding

  • Expanded and updated parks and trails and supported our Senior Center

  • Improved transportation throughout Eden Prairie - worked with state and federal officials to complete expansion of I-494 and Hwy 312 and the I-494/Hwy 169 interchange

  • Encouraged business development and redevelopment

  • Obtained an Art Center and soon-to-be created Observatory through responsible private donations without burdening taxpayers

  • Maintained EP’s high quality of life and City services

We have challenges in the coming years that require careful planning and management to preserve what is treasured in our community while improving areas of need.  As the only engineer and small business owner on the Council, I bring a unique perspective that has been helpful in championing ways to better manage the cost and scope of government.  Again, thanks for your support, encouragement and most importantly your prayers.

                                                        

 

 

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