Member Profile: Casey Casella

Posted on September 2, 2019

Casey Casella

Casey Casella

City Management Fellow at City of Edina

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If you had to live in a different city, what city would you choose?

Barcelona, Spain. I spent a summer studying abroad there and loved it. The beach, the architecture, the people…it’s all so beautiful.

Storytelling or Innovation? Which is the most overused word in local government?

Innovation. I just got back from the ICMA regional conference, which was all about innovation in government.  

Which year was the most important year in your life? Why?

In 1998, right as I was about to start kindergarten, my parents decided to move from Georgia to Minnesota. It was a decision that changed how I grew up. Instead of being a Falcons football fan, I become a Vikings fan. Instead of saying “ya’ll” I use “you guys”. Instead of eating peaches, my go to snack is honey crisp apples. Instead of loving the heat, I ended up loving the snow. Being Minnesotan is an important part of my identity now and you betcha I wouldn’t have it any other way!

(Complete this sentence) The one thing that I think is missing from local government is…

Online engagement opportunities! Generally, people these days don’t like in-person meetings. Online platforms can expand meaningful engagement in government. 



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