Mankato’s latest “State of the City,” is now available online and shares accomplishments and opportunities through 2020 of Mankato’s Strategic Plan. Also included in this year’s report are highlights of efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A sampling of highlights featured in the new “State of the City:”

  • Twenty-one businesses helped through loan programs, with loans totaling more than $230,000.
  • More than 30,000 face coverings/masks collected and distributed locally to help essential workers.
  • In-person events brought live online reaching more than 100,000 people.
  • Engagement taken online so community members had an opportunity to provide feedback on topics such as proposed Community Investment Plan projects and the Quiet Zone Corridor Study.
  • Five new pieces of artwork in Greater Mankato that celebrates the area’s heritage.
  • Committee comprised of local organizations and community members to help affect change and guide police reform.
  • Recycling pilot program launched in City parks, aligning with the City’s focus to reduce garbage and increase recycling.

Playground equipment installed in Highland Park, 950 Warren Street, and, in Bienapfl Park 1401 4th Avenue.