Over the last year, much has been accomplished in Mankato’s Strategic Plan“State of the City,” shares those accomplishments and opportunities.

Some highlights from 2021:    

  • Added VitalsTM Aware Service and App.
  • Addition of two LUCAS Chest Compression Systems.
  • Launched Public Safety dashboard.
  • Wi-Fi is fully available in 8 City parks.
  • Issued $438,000 in grants to community members to assist with COVID response.
  • Piloted project with North Mankato to provide fixed route and curb-to-curb transit.
  • Added transit stop at Mayo Clinic Health System’s Eastridge Clinic.
  • Facilitated community conversations
    • Second Street Corridor Study
    • Riverfront Drive Corridor Study
    • Whistle-Free Zone Study
    • Alexander Park
  • Held Youth Arbor Day Poster Contest.
  • Created Youth City Scavenger Hunt.
  • Created Mankato CityStream Podcast.
  • Participated in Night to Unite.
  • Returned City Calendar and received more than 200 photo entries.
  • Added translation to documents using QR Codes.
  • Honored Rosa Parks on Mankato busses on December 1-8.
  • Expanded recycling to 27 City parks.
  • Initiated work on plan for managing the Emerald Ash Borer.
  • Created new program for Public Safety Staff aimed at improving and supporting the physical and mental health of our team – in addition to the work on training for the job in the field.

Completed projects featured in “State of the City:”

  • Prairie Winds Park
  • Riverfront Drive Roundabout
  • Warren Street Reconstruction
  • Minnesota River Trail Bridge
  • Greater Mankato River Valley Trail Master Plan
  • Partnership Projects:
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Display
    • Riverfront Drive Roundabout/County Road 14
    • Stoltzman Road Trail
    • Adams Street/County Road 12 Roundabout

View “State of the City.” For a printed copy of “State of the City,” contact staff at 311 or 507-387-8600.