City of Minneapolis, MN / A City that Works

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City of Minneapolis, MN / A City that Works

These are all the meetings we have in "A City that Works" (part of the organization "City of Minneapolis, MN"). Click into individual meeting pages to watch the recording and search or read the transcript.

4 Feb 2020

Fire Stores Supervisor Jim Thomas handles all the supplies firefighters need. From safety gear to saws and paper towels to potato mashers, his warehouse stocks it all.
  • 1 participant
  • 2 minutes
firefighters
firefighter
job
department
helmet
safety
jim
minneapolis
hose
kitchen
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18 Jun 2019

Traffic Control Agent Mai Yang spends a lot of time in her vehicle. But when streets in Minneapolis get a little hectic, she's eager to direct traffic at busy intersections to help people get around the city.
  • 1 participant
  • 2 minutes
traffic
job
vehicles
precinct
permit
street
busy
enforce
agent
301
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30 May 2019

Student Election Judge Coordinator Caryn Scheel hires 400 high school students to help run the polling places on election day in Minneapolis. Some students see it as an opportunity to earn a little money but for many it is a way to serve their communities.
  • 2 participants
  • 2 minutes
voters
voter
election
polling
vote
students
democracy
people
minneapolis
job
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15 Apr 2019

Health Inspector Kenya Urena-Muro visits about 350 businesses in Minneapolis each year. A large part of her job is building relationships with restaurant operators and managers to make sure the food served in our community is safe.
  • 1 participant
  • 1 minute
inspection
inspector
inspect
restaurants
violations
safe
okay
managers
eating
work
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3 Oct 2018

Officer Mike Kirchen coordinates the Minneapolis Police Department's Bike Cops for Kids program. He spends most of his time biking around the city, interacting with kids and making sure they share a positive moment with police.
  • 1 participant
  • 2 minutes
cops
police
officer
kids
hi
minneapolis
bike
people
nice
approachable
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14 Mar 2018

Blacksmith Nick Bounds creates custom tools and parts from metal to keep the Minneapolis Water Works Division of the Public Works Department running. His work is a form of functional art that he approaches with creativity.
  • 1 participant
  • 2 minutes
blacksmith
job
working
iron
nick
yard
rick
water
city
minneapolis
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11 Dec 2017

City of Minneapolis veterinarian Mary Thury works with 100 or more animals each week to get them ready for adoption and placed into loving homes. Learn more: http://minneapolismn.gov/animals/index.htm
  • 1 participant
  • 2 minutes
veterinarian
vet
kitties
spay
schnauzers
care
animals
feral
surgery
loving
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28 Jul 2017

Environmental Health inspector Tiana Cervantes spends part of her job building pollinator habitats in collaboration with the Healthy Bees Healthy Lives campaign. Pollinator populations are in sharp decline, so Tiana has chosen to organize the construction of 150 patches and planted more than 200 trees, providing pesticide-free nutrition for pollinators throughout Minneapolis. Learn more: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/environment/bees
  • 1 participant
  • 1 minute
pollinator
pollinators
bee
habitat
job
inspector
pesticides
like
gloves
patches
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