Mankato City Manager Susan Arntz was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) July 29 during the Coalition’s summer conference in Alexandria for her excellence in service to Greater Minnesota.

The Excellence in Service Award is given annually to city leaders who demonstrate knowledge, leadership and active participation in CGMC program areas over the past year.

Arntz started her role as Mankato city manger just eight months ago.

State Rep. Luke Frederick was also recognized. Rep. Frederick, a Democrat from Mankato, is serving his first term in the Minnesota House.

The Legislator of Distinction Award is given to legislators who played key roles in advancing CGMC’s policy during the preceding legislative session.