If you’re interested in a fun and entertaining way to learn about what’s going on in Eden Prairie, you should attend the 2018 “State of the Foundation, City & Schools” program the evening of Thursday, March 1.
This is a free program the Eden Prairie Community Foundation has provided the past several years, but the 2018 version has a twist. You’ll still be able to learn about what’s happening at the city, school district, and Foundation, but first you can socialize with others, enjoy free appetizers, and patronize a cash bar.
It’s a new format that’s meant to increase attendance at this annual get-to-know-EP gathering. For example, how has the 2014 school referendum influenced class sizes, and how do those sizes compare to other districts’? Or, what’s this we hear about the City of Eden Prairie creating a subscription-based solar garden? And, what kind of year was 2017 in terms of Foundation grants to nonprofits and community projects?
You’ll learn about these topics and much more that will get you up to speed on community accomplishments from 2017 and what’s ahead for 2018.
It all starts with social time from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in the Atrium of the Eden Prairie City Center at 8080 Mitchell Road, where we’ll have a cash bar stocked with beer and wine, as well as free hors d’oeuvres. At 6:15 p.m., folks will move into the nearby Heritage Rooms to hear presentations from Foundation Executive Director Mark Weber, City Manager Rick Getschow, and Superintendent of Eden Prairie Schools Josh Swanson.
We’ll finish up at 7:30 p.m., but you can also stay and ask a few questions.
Are you interested in attending? While the program is free, we’d like folks to register so that we have a head count ahead of time. Contact Mark Weber at (952) 949-8499 or [email protected] to let us know you’re coming.
(The Foundation has partnered with the City of Eden Prairie and Eden Prairie Schools on this free program, and we thank them for their help in providing it to residents and business folks.)