City Manager Rick Getschow

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Contact
Email: rgetschow@edenprairie.org
Phone: (952) 949-8410

Background
With nearly 20 years of public administration experience, Rick has focused on initiatives such as increasing civic engagement, implementing leadership and employee-centered organizational programs, and leading successful economic development efforts. Rick has been Eden Prairie’s city manager since 2011. Under his leadership, Eden Prairie has been consistently recognized for its highly successful employee wellness program and was named a StarTribune Top 100 Company in 2014.

Public Service
Rick’s career in public administration began in 1996 as city administrator for Hector, Minn. and in 1998 he became the Lauderdale, Minn. city administrator. From 2005 to 2011, he was the city manager for Hopkins, Minn.

Professional 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

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

City Manager Rick Getschow
City of Eden Prairie

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