Job, Request For Proposal,
and Volunteer Opportunities
Job openings for Shorewood and many other government entities may also be found on the League of Minnesota Cities web site.
The Employment Application Form (available in PDF* format) may be downloaded or obtained at Shorewood City Hall, 5755 Country Club Road, Shorewood, MN 55331, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For Questions, Phone: 952-960-7900.
The City of Shorewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The City of Shorewood, MN (pop 7307) is a western Hennepin County suburb on the south shore of Lake Minnetonka, predominately residential with a 5-member City Council, a 5.3 million dollar general fund budget and 20 employees. It is the largest city in a 4-member police, joint powers association and a 5-member fire, joint powers association. The City prides itself on its environmental stewardship and is an active member in various conservation and watershed districts. Requirements include a BA, (MA preferred), in public or business administration with 3 to 5 years of executive experience in a government setting or any combination of related training and experience. Must have knowledge of local government operations, be team-oriented, possess effective communication skills, and demonstrated managerial experience. Experience with Housing, Redevelopment or Economic Development activities a plus. Salary negotiable DOQ. Send cover letter, resume and salary history to: City Administrator Bill Joynes at: email@example.com. Inquiries to Bill Joynes @ 952-474-7905. Applications close on September 25, 2015.
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Request for Propsal:
RFP for Urban Forester and/or ISA Certified Arborist
The City of Shorewood is requesting proposals (RFP) for professional services of an experienced Urban Forester and/or ISA certified Arborist to perform tree management duties for the City. The professional services are to be performed by qualified individuals, firms or companies experienced in the desired duties.
Traffic Committee Members Sought
The Shorewood City Council is seeking residents to serve on a Traffic Committee. It is expected that the Traffic Committee will meet one evening per month over a period of six months starting in late September. Meetings will take place at Shorewood City Hall. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the City Council on traffic issues, with an initial focus on the review of the Country Club Road, Yellowstone Trail and Lake Linden Drive area. Interested residents are welcome to apply to serve on the Committee. If interested, provide your name, address, phone number, e-mail, and a statement of why you are interested in serving, and what you believe you can contribute to the Traffic Committee. Application Deadline is Tuesday, September 8, 4:30 PM. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to the city.
- 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, January 17-19, 2014. 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.
Other Community Organizations
Residents may find volunteer opportunities here:
- Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
- Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District
- Hennepin County Boards
- Other Hennepin County Volunteer opportunities
- Tonka Serves