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Posted on: November 15, 2023

Lenz Named Edina’s Next Assistant City Manager

Edina, Minn., Nov. 14, 2023 – City Manager Scott Neal has named Ari Lenz to serve as Edina’s next Assistant City Manager.

Lenz has a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Kansas. She has been serving as the Assistant City Manager of Hopkins since 2016. Prior to that, she served for three years as the City Administrator of Madison Lake, Minnesota. Lenz was the first Edina City Management Fellow from 2012 to 2013. 

Lenz will start her new position Jan. 22. She succeeds Lisa Schaefer as Assistant City Manager.

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