City Administrator

The City Administrator is the chief administrative officer of the City under the direction of the City Council.  The Administrator advises the Council in matters of general policy, personnel, budget, and procedure, and as the leader of the Administrative department, is responsible for the general management of the City.  Duties of the administrative department include, but are not limited to, personnel, compensation and benefits, labor relations, communications, policy research and implementation, and elections.  The Administration department consists of the City Administrator, Human Resources/Communications Manager, City Clerk, and Administrative Aide/Deputy City Clerk.

Michael Barone

Michael Barone was appointed as interim City Administrator in May 2014 and became City Administrator in January 2015. Before becoming City Administrator, Barone was hired as the Minnetrista Assistant City Administrator in October 2009.

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Prior to joining the City of Minnetrista, Barone spent 17 years at the City of Eden Prairie from 1992 to 2002, working in all areas of Human Resources and then as Assistant to the City Manager from 2002 to 2009.

Barone has Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Hamline University.  Barone and his family reside in Eden Prairie.

Michael Barone can be reached at or 952-241-2511.

City Clerk


Human Resources