U OF M, MINNETONKA PARTNER TO ENHANCE CITY
by Becky Glander, Minnetonka Patch, September 17, 2012
The city of Minnetonka and the University of Minnesota have become partners.
Minnetonka elected officials, city staff and residents joined University of Minnesota academic leaders on Sept. 14 to launch the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), an initiative that will bring the expertise of hundreds of graduate students and the University to sustainability-related projects identified by Minnetonka.
This is the pilot year for the project, and the city of Minnetonka applied and was selected. The partnership lasts for one year, but an on-going relationship will remain.
“The Resilient Communities Project is an excellent opportunity to partner with the University of Minnesota in completing some of the many projects that city council and staff have identified as important to maintaining Minnetonka’s quality of life now and into the future,” said Geralyn Barone, Minnetonka city manager. “We look forward to seeing the results of the project, and hope it will provide students with a valuable learning experience.”