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The Mankato City Council approved the city's five-year strategic plan through 2016.
"Mankato's strategic plan is a work in progress," said City Manager Patrick Hentges. "As we move forward, we'll continue to look for opportunities to build on what's been accomplished, find ways to help the city grow, boost the local and regional economy, focus on sustainability and provide efficient customer service."
Priorities that determine the city's budget for the next few years include high priority commitments:
smart community development—managed growth and the right infrastructure, park and recreational needs, protection and preservation of water resources, growth of multi-modal transportation opportunities and street investments.
invest in the future while preserving the past—sound financial planning, update Mankato’s community investment plan, understand debt policies, principles and areas of improvement to strengthen the city’s financial foundation; maintain Mankato’s strong credit ratings, and prioritize asset rehabilitation.
strengthen livability—continue to build relationships between police, students and higher education institutions and evolve fire service delivery.
improve performance of the city organization—stay informed about state and local issues and encourage citizen engagement in local government.
View Mankato's updated strategic plan (download PDF version) at www.mankato-mn.gov. Also available online, is Mankato's State of the City report, which highlights accomplishments during the strategic plan's first few years.
For more information, contact City Manager Patrick Hentges at 507-387-8695.