Edina's dedicated staff members are responsible for executing the mission, vision and policies established by the City Council.
Form of Government
The City of Edina operates under a "Plan B" council-manager form of government. The City Council determines all matters of policy and appoints the City Manager. The City Manager is responsible for implementing policies and carrying out the business of City government.
City services are provided by a staff that includes about 270 regular full-time employees, nearly 100 regular part-time employees and several hundred seasonal workers (mostly in parks and recreation programs). Many volunteers assist the staff.
The customer service-oriented City is divided into the following departments and offices:
- Communications & Information Technology
- Community Development
- Human Resources
- Parks & Recreation
- Public Works
Vision, Strategic Plan & Mission
Staff work is guided Edina Vision 20/20, the City's strategic plan. The City's mission is to provide effective and valued services, maintain a sound public infrastructure, offer premier public facilities and guide the development and redevelopment of lands, all in a manner that sustains and improves the uncommonly high quality of life enjoyed by our residents and businesses.
The City's vision is to be the preeminent place for living, learning, raising families and doing business distinguished by:
- A livable environment
- Effective and valued city services
- A sound public infrastructure
- A balance of land uses, and