A message from Mayor Wiersum

City of Minnetonka

A message from Mayor Wiersum

Dear Minnetonka residents,

May is here! Typically this is when we can fully embrace our favorite outdoor activities – biking, gardening, hiking, boating and more. Thankfully we can still return to those activities, with some thoughtful adaptations to stay healthy and safe.

This week brought an extension and some key revisions to the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order. The order was extended to May 18, and retail businesses and other non-critical businesses are allowed to re-open using the curbside pickup model. This is a positive step as we gradually recharge the economy.

Please continue to diligently follow the order, and support our local businesses as they either re-open or continue to serve Minnetonka. They’re an integral part of our community, and they need our patronage.

Diligence and persistence will enable us to continue to weather this challenging period. Minnesota and Minnetonka have done well. Thank you for doing your part. Special thanks to the Minnetonka residents who sewed and donated approximately 1,250 cloth masks last week. The fire department is distributing them to care facilities throughout the community. You are marking a difference! 

We must stay committed to what has enabled Minnesota to flatten the curve. Wash your hands frequently, wear masks in public and be vigilant about social distancing. These actions are investments that will slow the spread and enable businesses to fully reopen to reinvigorate our local and state economy.

Wearing a face mask in public may seem strange, but I strongly urge you to do it. It’s a matter of courtesy and respect for others. Wearing a cloth mask protects others – as well as yourself – and teamwork will pay dividends. If everyone wears a mask, the chance of person-to-person transmission plummets. And when all CDC guidelines are strictly followed, we’ll continue to take steps back toward some sort of normalcy.

I’m proud of our city and our residents. I wish you and your family all the best. You remain in my thoughts and prayers. Be safe, be kind, be well.


Brad Signature

Brad Wiersum
City of Minnetonka



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