Job, Request For Proposal,
and Volunteer Opportunities
The City of Shorewood (pop. 7,500) is accepting applications for Planning Director to oversee the city’s planning and building departments. Shorewood is predominately a residential community located on the south shore of Lake Minnetonka. Position is responsible for development, administration, and implementation of the comprehensive plan, as well as revising ordinances pertaining to land use and zoning. Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or related field, and three years of related municipal or consulting work required; master’s degree preferred. Starting salary DOQ but anticipated to be mid- $80s. Applications are due by 4:30 pm on December 19, 2016. Applications are available at Shorewood City Hall, 5755 Country Club Road, (952) 960-7905 or you may download a copy online.. Position open until filled, but first review of applications will begin December 20.
Job openings for many government entities may also be found on the League of Minnesota Cities web site.
The City of Shorewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The city is currenently looking for a resident age 18+ to repesent Shorewood on the board of The Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission (LMCC). The LMCC oversees the cable franchise and the local public access television studio. All meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month, with the full committee meeting quarterly and the executive committee meeting eight times per year. Email Jean Panchyshyn, City Clerk, or call 952.960.7911, for more informaion or to express interest.
- Adopt a Garden
Volunteer gardeners are sought to assist with city gardens. If you would like to learn more, or find the location of one of the gardens, please contact the city at 952.960.7900. This is a great project for neighborhoods, community organizations, families and individuals.
- Arctic Fever
The Arctic Fever Committee is looking for volunteers to work at various locations and events during the Arctic Fever Winter Festival, third weekend in January. For information or to volunteer contact email@example.com, or call the city at 952.960.7900.
- City Park and Planning Commissions:
The city accepts letters of interest from residents for volunteer service on its Park and Planning Commissions. Typically, there are openings at the beginning of the year, with interviews with the City Council during January-February. Occasionally, openings become available at other times of the year.
Both the Planning and Park Commissions act as an advisory board to the City Council, making recommendations on planning and zoning issues, or park and recreational needs of the city. The Planning Commission meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., and the Park Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Additional meetings are sometimes needed.
At various times of the year, the City of Shorewood seeks residents to represent the city on the board of various community organizations. These are volunteer appointments. Each representative is encouraged to provide a quarterly report to the City Council on the organization’s activities.
The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD)
The LMCD reviews permits and licenses, such as special events, multiple docks and charter boats. The LMCD considers lake management issues, and other issues such as Eurasian Water milfoil and Zebra Mussels. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.
The Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission (LMCC)
The LMCC oversees the cable franchise and the local public access television studio. All meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month, with the full committee meeting quarterly and the executive committee meeting eight times per year.
- Excelsior Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce
Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber Welcome Center, various hours and days available, located in downtown Excelsior.
- The Minnetonka Community Education (MCE) Services Advisory Council
This advisory board is open to District #276 residents. This board advises, promotes and supports community education programs, services and budgets. The board meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.
For any of the volunteer positions listed above, interested residents should send a letter to the city at 5755 Country Club Road, Shorewood, MN 55331, or fax to 952-474-0128, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A resume may be included but is not required.
Residents may find volunteer opportunities here:
- Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
- Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District
- Hennepin County Boards
- Tonka Serves