The City of Mankato has further solidified its commitment to racial equity and diversity by putting words into action. The City Council formally adopted the “Greater Mankato: Communities of Inclusion Pledge,” which will be supported through work done to help build community, find common ground, reconcile and positively influence change.
In addition, they doubled annual funding to the Greater Mankato Diversity Council (GMDC) so the organization can serve as the area’s advocate and help lead the city and community partners to achieve long-term change and eliminate inequities. Funding provided to GMDC shifted from internal training to an external focus, which could provide even more benefit for the community and region. For the next year and a half, the GMDC, the city, and our partners will focus on community equity and economic empowerment. This step forward will inform additional future action.
Other updates include bank stabilization at Land of Memories Park, Phase three of StaySafeMN–including some outdoor patio seating examples–and Tourtellotte Pool reopening.
We will continue to keep the public informed as the situation changes.
Please contact me by email or 507-387-8695; or Deputy City Manager Alison Zelms at 507-387-8609 any time we can be of service.
Sincerely,
City Manager Patrick Hentges
Deputy City Manager Alison Zelms