Eau Claire is a university community located in west central Wisconsin about 90 miles east of the Twin Cities, and is a regional center for education, medical services, industry, business, and cultural and musical events. Among other acknowledgements, Eau Claire has received recognition as an All American City, leading location for economic job growth (Area Development) and one of America's brain...iest cities (Lumos Labs).
The City of Eau Claire is governed by an eleven-member City Council and operates under a charter ordinance, which provides for the Council-Manager form of government. Eau Claire is a full-service city, and operates its own water production and distribution system, sewer collection and treatment system, and bus transportation system. The City also manages the following operating departments: Fire, Police, Community Services, Engineering, and Community Development. Staff departments include Human Resources, Finance, and Legal.