Citizen of Edina
When Mark Sifferlin agreed to chair the 2021 Edina 4th of July Parade, he thought he was saying yes to creating a parade float for the Rotary Club of Edina. His wife broke the news that he had just been drafted into coordinating a community-wide event that attracts more than 20,000 attendees and boasts nearly 100 entrants.
“Thank goodness the crew is seasoned, and everyone steps in to make sure it happens,” Sifferlin says. Read more about Citizen of Edina: Mark Sifferlin
Local author and librarian Maureen Millea Smith is a connector. When she’s not helping patrons in her role as adult services librarian at the Edina Library or writing—she’s a published author and contributor to the “Read” column in this magazine, the “Browsers” articles in the Monday Star Tribune and several literary journals—she’s strategizing ways to connect people to discuss important topics. Read more about Citizen of Edina: Maureen Millea Smith
On Christmas Eve 2020, Shelly Loberg, a member of the Edina Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund Committee, drove through a snowstorm to deliver $500 disaster-relief checks to struggling restaurant workers.
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