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December 23, 2011

Members sought for Civic Center Advisory Committee

MANKATO — The city of Mankato is recruiting residents to serve on the new Civic Center Advisory Committee.

The City Council decided to appoint a Civic Center Advisory Committee to provide advice and guidance to civic center management about operations, conventions, meetings and events, pricing, customer service, event opportunities marketing, advertising and programming.

Nine appointments are expected to be made to this temporary committee to reflect the community and services provided at the civic center including a representative from a major user of the facility, such as Minnesota State University. Individuals are encouraged to apply who are knowledgeable about marketing and advertising, people from the convention and visitor industry, representatives of the hotel and hospitality field and citizens with an interest in the civic center and who regularly attend events.

 Up to two members from the Mankato City Council also will serve.

Responsibilities of the Civic Center Advisory Committee include meeting quarterly to review facility budget and financial information, scheduled program activity and to provide a general critique of events and programs held in the venue. The committee also reviews the annual proposed budget and provides input about pricing and capital improvements.

The City Council wants the usage of the civic center to be reflective of community interests.

For more information, call the city manager’s office at 507-387-8690 or visit the city’s website: www.mankato-mn.gov.

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