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City Center Partnership


The City Center Partnership is a volunteer based organization working to uphold the City Center Renaissance Plan and a vibrant City Center Mankato. Feel free to learn more about our  Mission & Vision or Programs & Initiatives.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Contact Crystal Olson at 507.388.1062 or if you are interested in volunteering on a City Center committee or initiative.

Current CCP Committees and Volunteers


Randy Zellmer   |   Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.   |   Chair
David Jones   |   Minnesota State University Mankato   |  Secretary/Treasurer
Stephanie Drago   |   Taylor Digital
Max DeMars  |  DeMars Construction
Tony Friesen   |   2 Pins Bakery
Wes Gilbert   |   Mankato Computer Technology
John Harrenstein   |   City of North Mankato
John Kemp   |   Ardent Mills, LLC
Christopher Person   |   Mankato Independent Originals
Jessica Potter  |  Blue Earth County Historical Society
Bryan Sowers   |   U.S. Bank
Anna Thill   |   Visit Mankato
Kevin Velasquez   |   Blethen Berens
Paul Vogel   |   City of Mankato
Dan White   |   iSpace Environments
Jim Whitlock   |   Brickhouse Graphics/Business on Belgrade

Executive Committee Members:
Randy Zellmer   |   Board Chair
Tami Paulsen   |   Past Chair
David Jones   |   Secretary/Treasurer
Dan White   |   Aesthetics & Livability  Committee Chair
Kevin Velasquez   |   CityArt Committee Representative
Bryan Sowers  |  Business Development & Retention Committee Chair
Betty Ouren  |   Marketing & Promotions Committee Chair
Jessica Beyer  |   Greater Mankato Growth

Aesthetics & Livability Committee Members:
Dan White   |   Chair
Stephanie Bottner
Max DeMars
Eric Harriman
Mark Konz | City of Mankato
Courtney Kramlinger
Matthias Leyrer
Stacey Lienemann
Sandra Oachs
Jessica Potter
Kim Stanton
Learn about the Aesthetics & Livability Committee’s Programs & Initiatives

Business Development & Retention Committee Members:
Bryan Sowers  |   Co-Chair
Jim Whitlock  |   Co-Chair
Shannon Beal
Mike Fischer
Tony Friesen
Wes Gilbert
Mike Hahn
George Jordan
Courtney Kramlinger
Dan Robinson
Gary Schott
Randall Wempen
Dan White
Learn about the Business Development & Retention Committee’s Programs & Initiatives

CityArt Committee Members:
Kevin Velasquez | CCP Executive Committee Rep
Marianne Carlson
Michael Cimino
Sandy Crest
Barb Dorn
Andrew Farm
Michael Fisher   |   City of North Mankato
Jeanne Gallaway
JO Guck Bailey
Jolinda Grabianowski
Courtney Kramlinger | City of Mankato
Steve Mork
Amy Sinning
Jeremy Wiesen
Learn about the CityArt Committee’s Programs & Initiatives

Marketing & Promotions Committee Members:
Betty Ouren   |   Chair
Jeni Bobholz
Heather Fisher
JO Guck Bailey
Jon Kemp
Kurt Kromroy
Kate Loging
Ann MacGregor
Chelsea Mann
Bruce McKirdy
Sandra Oachs
Christopher Person
Stacey Straka
Courtney Werpy
Learn about the Marketing & Promotions Committee’s Programs & Initiatives