North Mankato, Minnesota

Port Authority Commission

Port Authority Commission

The Port Authority Commission consists of 7 members. 
NMPA-logo-2021-Horiz-rgbFive members of the Commission are City Council members and 2 members are appointed by the Council. Appointed members of the Commission serve overlapping 6-year terms. Commission Members receive no pay for their service. The members are selected based on their backgrounds in business, law, accounting, banking, financial services and other business sectors.

The Commission serves as the economic development arm of the City of North Mankato and has all the powers of a Port Authority as established under applicable Minnesota Statute. The Commission also has HRA powers under Minnesota Statute.

The Commission's annual meeting is held on the second Monday of July each year at 7:00 p.m. All other meetings are at the call of the President or motion of the Commission. Meetings are called to deal with any item or items of business necessary to carry out the goals and responsibilities of the Commission and review applications for economic development or redevelopment projects.

Port Authority Packets are Available at the North Mankato Taylor Library and online at

Port Authority Packets

Port Authority Commission (6-year term)

Commission Member Appointment Effective Through
Duane Olenius 2026
Doug Farforth 2025
Billy Steiner NA
Scott Carlson NA
Matt Peterson NA
Sandra Oachs NA
James Whitlock NA