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Posted on: July 28, 2023

Edina City Manager Named to League of Minnesota Cities Board of Directors

Edina, Minn., July 28, 2023 – Edina City Manager Scott Neal was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the League of Minnesota Cities. 

The League of Minnesota Cities is a membership association dedicated to helping cities throughout the state build quality communities. The League serves its more than 830 member cities through advocacy, education and training, policy development, risk management and other services. Its Board of Directors is responsible for leading the statewide organization in a way that is strategic, responsible and representative of the interests of all member cities in the state.

Neal was elected to a full three-year term on the Board. Other Board members are President Jenny Max, City Administrator of Nisswa; First Vice President Justin Miller, City Administrator of Lakeville; Second Vice President Wendy Berry, West St. Paul Council Member; Past President Ron Johnson, Bemidji Council Member; Directors Amy Brendmoen, St. Paul Council Member; Mary Gaasch, Lauderdale Mayor; Sharon Hanson, Marshall City Administrator; Andrew Johnson, Minneapolis Council Member; Courtney Johnson, Carver Mayor; Phil Kern, Delano City Administrator; Audrey Nelsen, Willmar Council Member; Larry Odebrecht, Stillwater Council Member; Clinton Rogers, Janesville City Administrator; Evan Vogel, Cambridge City Administrator; Chris Volkers, Oakdale City Administrator; Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities Representative Brian Holmer, Thief River Falls Mayor; Metro Cities Representative Jay Stroebel, Brooklyn Park City Administrator; and Minnesota Association of Small Cities Representative Jacob Kolander, Spicer City Administrator.

Neal was elected at the League’s Annual Conference Business Meeting in June.

“Scott impressed us with his 30-plus years of government service, particularly his mix of working in smaller cities as well as his current role with a larger metro city,” said D. Love, Mayor of Centerville and chair of the nominating committee that interviewed candidates for the board. “He has a strong history of working with city, regional and state boards and task forces, and has a demonstrated ability to work in a bipartisan manner.”

Luke Fischer, Executive Director of the League, looks forward to working with Neal in this way. “We are excited to have a respected city manager like Scott join the LMC Board,” Fischer said. “He is an engaged and experienced leader who will bring a unique, future-thinking perspective to the League’s work.”

Meetings of the League’s Board of Directors are typically held 11:30 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. For more information, visit

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