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Zweber named Rosemount's Employee of the Year

Rosemount senior planner Eric Zweber has been chosen as the city's 2009 employee of the year. Zweber was honored at an employee luncheon last week. His name will be added to a plaque in the city hall lobby.

"I think it's a great honor," said Zweber of receiving the accolade.

Community development director Kim Lindquist nominated Zweber for the honor. Lindquist said while Zweber has always been a good employee, his recent work on the city's 2030 Comprehensive Plan the past made him especially deserving.

"Rewriting the comp plan is a huge endeavor that other cities hire consultants to do. He took on the job along with his other duties and did a great job," added Lindquist.

The comprehensive plan guides the city's development for 20 years. The plan was approved late this year after being reviewed by the Metropolitan Council and the Rosemount City Council. The recent approval of the plan is the culmination of nearly three years worth of work.

"Eric's work this year met the high standards of service that Rosemount's citizens and their elected leaders have come to expect," said city administrator Dwight Johnson in a news release. "His coordination of the plan will pay dividends to the community for years to come."

While appreciative of the honor Zweber credited his co-workers' hard work for his accomplishments.

"Them doing their job well lets me do my job well," said Zweber.

Zweber has worked for the city since June 2006. As senior planner, Zweber also is in charge of reviews of proposed developments in Rosemount, proposals for changes in zoning and other ordinances and support for the work of the Rosemount Planning Commission.