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Greater Mankato Growth Posts Mankato Area Public School Board Candidate Profiles Online

Mankato, MINN (October 12, 2015) – Profiles of candidates participating in the November 3, 2015 election for Mankato Area Public Schools Board are now available on Greater Mankato Growth’s election website greatermankatoelections.com under the “Elections 2015” tab. This is the only local election taking place in the Mankato / North Mankato area this year. The information was provided directly from the candidates participating in the race for Mankato Area Public Schools Board.

“Greater Mankato Growth strives to serve as a non-partisan information intermediary, providing education, resources and opportunities for engagement on public policy issues to our members, so they can be their own best advocate,” said Jonathan Zierdt, president & CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. “Elections are one of the most important and effective ways citizens can make their voices heard. By providing our members, as well as the broader community, access to the information presented in these candidate profiles, we hope to enable them to make informed voting decisions.”

Candidates were asked to complete an online profile, including biographical information, as well as respond to a questionnaire. The questionnaire enables voters to gauge a candidate’s perspective on characteristics that are essential for effective public servants and that will represent the area well in areas not only impacting business, but the overall vitality of the region at large:

·         Understanding of the core responsibilities of the elected position they seek

·         Views on key issues and how to impact them

·         Role of the public office they seek in promoting business vitality and economic development

·         Fiscal responsibility and the effective and efficient use of public dollars

·         Open communication and accountability

·         Compromise and consensus

About Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.
Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. 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, the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization, is an affiliate of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. which also includes the local convention and visitor's bureau, Visit Mankato and downtown development organization, City Center Partnership.

contact: Amy Linde, 507.382.3993      alinde@greatermankato.com



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