Get involved in local government by applying online to serve on a Mankato citizen committee. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit applications by Friday, April 2, however, applications are accepted any time.

Citizen committees generally meet monthly (unless noted otherwise) and make recommendations to the Mankato City Council about their respective service areas. The following committees have vacancies:

  • Heritage Preservation Commission: recommend promoting and preserving Mankato’s historic neighborhoods, including designations of buildings and places significant to City’s heritage. Those interested in applying to the Heritage Preservation Commission must have demonstrated an interest in the historical, cultural, or architectural development of the City, own property within a heritage preservation district, or be a preservation-related professional, which includes people involved in the building trades.
  • Public Safety Advisory Committee: proactive involvement in planning, hiring and promotion of a safe and livable community.

Volunteers are appointed to serve a three-year term. Resident input is important when making city decisions.

To obtain an application or for more information, contact City of Mankato staff