The Administration department consists of the City Administrator, Director of Administration, City Clerk, and Customer Service and Communications Assistant. Duties of the administrative department include, but are not limited to, all aspects of human resources (staffing, benefits and compensation), communications, labor relations, policy research and implementation, city records and election.
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, human resources, budget, and procedure; and as the leader of the Administrative department, is responsible for the general management of the City.
Michael Barone was appointed as interim City Administrator in May 2014. Then in January 2015 was appointed City Administrator. Before becoming City Administrator, Barone was hired as the Minnetrista Assistant City Administrator in October 2009. Prior to joining the City of Minnetrista, Barone spent 17 years at the City of Eden Prairie. From 1992 to 2002 he worked in Human Resources, and from 2002 to 2009 he worked as Assistant to the City Manager while at Eden Prairie
Barone has a 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 email@example.com or 952-241-2511.