Supporting Our Community
Minden City Mayor
The City of Minden is committed to providing a variety of services and programs to make our community a great place to live and visit.
Read a welcome letter from our Mayor
to learn more about the unique "Christmas City" that is Minden and all of the wonderful opportunities it has to offer!
Ted J. Griess has been the Mayor of Minden, Nebraska since December 1, 2014.
Education, Work Experience & Memberships
- Graduate of Kearney State College in Kearney, Nebraska
- Nebraska Public School Teacher 1964 - 1980
- Financial Consultant with Prudential Insurance 1980-2002
- UNL Extension Assistant in Horticulture - Buffalo County - Kearney, Nebraska 2002 - present
Civic & Community Organizations
- Minden City Councilman - sixteen years
- Director of Light of the World Christmas Pageant - fifteen years
- Cast member of Christmas Pageant - forty three years
- Minden Tree Board - twelve years
- Minden Community Forester - ten years
- Minden Community Redevelopment Authority - four years
- Minden Optimists - four years
- Kearney County Horticulture Society - ten years
Ted and his wife, Rita, have three children and seven grandchildren. They are members of the Saint Paul Lutheran Church of Minden. Ted's interests are gardening, golfing, and Corvettes, but most importantly spending quality time with family and friends.