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 - 2018
Civic & Community Organizations
Minden City Councilman - sixteen years
Director of Light of the World Christmas Pageant - fifteen years
Cast member of Christmas Pageant - fifty years
Minden Tree Board - twelve years
Minden Community Forester - fifteen 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.