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Greater Mankato Growth Announces Pre-Primary Candidate Forums

Mankato, MINN (July 17, 2018) – Greater Mankato Growth announces that it will host candidate forums for those running in the August 14th, 2018 primary election for City of Mankato Mayor & City Council and Blue Earth County Board of Commissioners. With the extraordinary number of candidates participating in this year’s primary election for local races, Greater Mankato Growth is hosting these forums to ensure that the public has an opportunity to engage with the candidates and evaluate their qualifications. The public is invited to attend any and all of these free events. There is no registration needed.

Greater Mankato Growth’s pre-primary forums schedule:

Blue Earth County | County Commissioner

  • WHEN: Tuesday, July 31 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • FORMAT:
    • 6:30 – 7:00 pm | open house style meet & greet with the candidates
    • 7:00 – 8:30 pm | moderated candidate forum
  • WHERE: Minnesota State University, Mankato, Centennial Student Union – rooms 253/254/255 (620 S Rd, Mankato, MN) - map.Free parking is available in the sunken visitor lot directly across the street from the Centennial Student Union Building.
  • WHO: All candidates for Blue Earth County Commissioner Districts 1 & 2 invited to participate
    • District 1: Katie Boone, Tamera Marie Hansen, Colleen Landkamer
    • District 2: Vance Stuehrenberg  

 

City of Mankato | Mayor & City Council

  • WHEN: Wednesday, August 8 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • FORMAT:
    • 6:30 – 7:00 pm | open house style meet & greet with the candidates
    • 7:00 – 8:30 pm | moderated candidate forum
  • WHERE: Minnesota State University, Mankato, Centennial Student Union – rooms 253/254/255 (620 S Rd, Mankato, MN) - map. Free parking is available in the sunken visitor lot directly across the street from the Centennial Student Union Building.
  • WHO: All candidates for City of Mankato Mayor and City Council Wards 1, 3 & 5 invited to participate
    • Mayor: Najwa Massad, Bukata Hayes, Honey Burg, Toby Leonard, Nick Tracy
    • Ward 1: Karen Foreman
    • Ward 3: Mark Frost, Fardousa Jama, Aronn Oakland
    • Ward 5: Jessica Hatanpa, Tyler Meihak-True, Taryn Surdy

 

About Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is committed to advancing business for a stronger community. It exists to intentionally develop the regional center by promoting, supporting and serving as a catalyst for economic development through business growth, retention and attraction; talent growth, retention and attraction; regional livability and advocacy of the marketplace.

Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. consists of four business units: Greater Mankato Growth serves as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving the regional marketplace, Visit Mankato focuses on visitor attraction and servicing, the City Center Partnership, focuses on development in the City Center and GreenSeam utilizes agriculture to build on the region’s extensive agribusiness assets to develop the ag economy.

 

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contact:        Patrick Baker, 507.385.6657,pbaker@greatermankato.com

 

 

The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership