City Charter

City Charter

Mankato is a City Charter form government. A charter establishes the form of government for cities. Mankato is organized in the council-manager form. A charter is a city’s constitution and is approved by citizens. Through charters, citizens design their city’s form of government. The gauge of a good city charter is one that is easy to understand, is responsive to the organization and also helps the city operate efficiently. Mankato’s first city charter was established in 1868.