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MANKATO, Minn.— The nominating committee for the Mankato Sports Commission is seeking candidates to fill three seats on its advisory board.

The Mankato Sports Commission, the governing sporting board of Visit Mankato, is made up of a precise composition of 21 stakeholders representing the interests of the sports industry and the marketplace.

The three open seats may be selected from any of the following categories:

  • Visitor Engagement/Media
  • Business/Industry
  • Sports/Rec Representation

The term for these seats will begin October 12, 2017. Terms are for three years and directors may serve for two consecutive terms. Eligibility requirements include alignment with an open seat and ability to meet during the regular Sports Commission meeting times, which are the second Thursday of each month at 8 a.m.

Nominations must be completed online at mktosports.com/aboutus by 5 p.m. August 25. Those selected for the open seats will be notified September 14.

For more information, visit mktosports.com or contact Chris Willaert, Sports Commission Director, at 507-385-6663 or cwillaert@visitmankatomn.com.


About the Mankato Sports Commission:
The Mankato Sports Commission, an initiative of Visit Mankato, has a mission to drive the sporting economy in Greater Mankato by providing leadership, guidance and expertise that enables the attraction, support and/or administration of sporting events and tournaments to the area. Visit Mankato, the local convention and visitor’s bureau, is an affiliate of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc., which also includes the regional chamber of commerce and economic development organization, Greater Mankato Growth, and downtown development organization, City Center Partnership. Visit Mankato leads the development of the visitor economy in Greater Mankato by actively promoting Greater Mankato as a premier destination for conventions, tournaments and tourism. These activities bring a steady flow of visitors and business activity to Greater Mankato that benefit local residents and future visitors. The work of the Sports Commission and Visit Mankato helps strengthen the hospitality industry which provides jobs, a diverse tax base and amenities for everyone to enjoy.

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