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West metro news briefs: Edina seeks board and commission applicants

  • December 31, 2013 - 2:09 PM


Tom Berg to discuss ‘Minnesota’s Miracle’

Minneapolis attorney and former state legislator Tom Berg will talk about his new book, “Minnesota’s Miracle: Learning from the Government That Worked,” at meetings hosted by the League of Women Voters Edina this month.

Berg, a legislator from 1971 to 1978, will speak Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Edina Senior Center and Saturday, Jan. 11, at Edina City Hall. Both meetings run from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information, go to

City seeks board and commission members

The Edina City Council is accepting applications for 2014 appointments to advisory boards and commissions, including the Arts and Culture Commission, Board of Appeal and Equalization, Community Health Commission, Construction Board of Appeals, Energy and Environment Commission, Heritage Preservation Board, Human Rights and Relations Commission, Park Board, Planning Commission and Transportation Commission.

Most of these volunteer positions are three-year terms, although some are partial terms.

To receive an application or for more information, visit the city’s website,, or call City Clerk Debra Mangen at 952-826-0408. Applications must be received at City Hall by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31.

All appointments will be approved by the City Council, which will interview applicants on Feb. 6, 10 and 19. Appointments will be made in March.


Senior Wellness Fair scheduled for Jan. 15

The city’s Human Services department, St. Catherine’s Physical Therapy Program and Allina Health are sponsoring a Senior Wellness Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S. Admission is free and participants can register at the door.

Free health screenings will be available, and booths, exhibits and activities will focus on preventing falls, the benefits of physical activity, how to improve memory and brain health, relaxation techniques, nutrition and how to have a healthy relationship with Facebook and FaceTime.

For more information, call 952-563-8733 or e-mail

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Friends of Arts seeks an executive director

The St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts Board is looking for its first executive director to manage the organization and help it grow.

Applicants should be passionate about the arts, eager to help the group develop programming and be able to work collaboratively with the board. The executive director will be responsible for developing and implementing programming, fundraising, marketing and operations.

The position is part-time, has no benefits and pays $30,000 for 25 hours of work each week, with seasonal variations. The board wants to have someone on the job by February.

For more information about the position’s requirements and about the Friends of the Arts, go to Candidates should send resumes to:

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