Member Networking

October 18-19, 2022
Mankato, MN 

Thank you for attending our 2022 Minnesota Brownfields Members' Only Event. Click below to view pictures from this event. 

Photo Gallery

 Courtney Kramlinger explains the importance of a pilot program that encourages pedestrian traffic and the creation of public open space to the redevelopment happening in Mankato’s Old Town neighborhood

Silo Art in Downtown Mankato is part of the public art display in the city center.

Kristin Prososki (SEH) and Courtney Kramlinger (City of Mankato) stop to describe Mankato’s public art displays in the city center.

Jason Gelling, Stantec, welcomes Minnesota Brownfields Members to the Wednesday educational session at the Mankato Civic Center.

Randy Zellmer (Fredrikson & Byron) introduces Mankato Mayor, the honorable Najwa Massad

Kristin Prososki (SEH) provides details about the Bridge Plaza project while MB Board President Elizabeth Schmiesing (Winthrop & Weinstine, event Sponsor), Jessica Wilkening (Merjent, Inc), Sherry Van Duyn (Landmark Environmental), and Richard Manser (Opus Group) listen.

Tuesday – October 18th

 1PM-3PM: Walking Tour of Brownfield Redevelopment Sites in Mankato
(Meet in front of the Intergovernmental Building, 10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato)

Tour Guides: 
Kristin Prososki, SEH & Courtney Kramlinger, City of Mankato
3:00PM -3:30PM: Break (Hotel Check-In)

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Developer Roundtable - LocAle Brewing Company
228 Poplar Street
Mankato, MN


Mike Brennan, President, Brennan Companies
Dave Schoof, President, Managing Broker, Owner, Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group
Cate DeBates, Vice President Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group

4:30PM-5:30PM Social Hour – LocAle Brewing Company

5:30PM-7PM: Dinner     
Welcome  - Mayor Najwa Massad

Wednesday – October 19th
Location:  Mankato Civic Center Room 245

1 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN

8AM-8:30AM: Breakfast – Welcome Jason Gelling with Stantec & Elizabeth Schmiesing, President of MN Brownfields
8:30AM-9:30AM: USEPA Briefing
a. Update on Federal Infrastructure Funding, how to apply, current funding picture for Minnesota
b. How Federal Brownfield Assessment funding worked in Mankato and supported the local planning process to insure economic development results. 
Speaker: Rosita Clarke – USEPA liaison to Mankato

9:30 – 10:15AM: KSU TAB Region V Funding Resources 
a. What can KSU TAB provide to clients who need grant writing support?
b. What are the economic development goals of a  community and how can KSU TAB help turn assessments into economic development projects

Speaker: Scott Nightingale, KSU TAB Coordinator  
10:15AM – 10:30AM: Break

10:30AM-11:30AM: Planning Side of Redevelopment
a. How the comprehensive plan process guides redevelopment in Mankato 
b. Mankato Redevelopment Success Past and Future Projects
c. Barriers to Success

Speaker: Courtney Kramlinger, City of Mankato Economic Development Specialist

11:30AM-12NOON: Wrap Up.   Update on Minnesota Brownfields Upcoming Events
Elizabeth Kluesner – Minnesota Brownfields Executive Director

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