Newsmakers featured in upcoming series of events

If you’re feeling a tad uninformed about what’s going on in Eden Prairie, consider taking part in one or more of the “EP by Zoom” programs the Foundation is presenting from October to January.

The free, monthly, one-hour events conducted online via Zoom will feature Eden Prairie newsmakers and topics such as light-rail transit, the new Eden Prairie Local News, and the pandemic’s effect on education and high school sports.

It’s a great chance to become more informed and engaged. Attendees, who will be muted, will hear the newsmakers being interviewed by former journalists but are invited to submit questions ahead of or during the events.

Attendance at each is limited to 100 persons. Pre-register on Eventbrite for one or more of the following programs:

7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020: EPHS Activities Director and football coach Mike Grant and former Eden Prairie News sports editor Dan Huss discuss “High School Sports in the Pandemic Era.”

1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020: City of Eden Prairie Economic Development Manager David Lindahl talks about “How LRT Will Change Eden Prairie.”

7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020: Superintendent of Eden Prairie Schools Dr. Josh Swanson addresses “Education During COVID-19.”

7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021: Jenifer Loon will be interviewed on “Keeping Local Reporting Alive through Eden Prairie Local News.”

“We’re missing our Eden Prairie News, and traditional, face-to-face meetings and events aren’t possible, so this is a way to learn about some of the big issues of the day,” said Foundation Executive Director Mark Weber, who will moderate the meetings and conduct several of the interviews.

“We all benefit from being well-informed, and this is one way to make that happen.”

For more information about the events, contact Weber at [email protected] or (952) 949-8499.

Categories: Feature, Foundation News

Mark Weber About the Author Mark Weber has been the executive director of the Eden Prairie Community Foundation since October 2013. In this role, he enjoys meeting with Eden Prairie residents, and being an active member of the community. If you’d like to connect with Mark, call him at (952) 949-8499 or email him. You can also read Mark’s full biography.

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