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Advisory Council

The Community Education & Recreation Advisory Council meets every other month during the school year (Sep, Nov, Jan, Mar, May). Council members receive monthly updates on CER Department happenings and news. 

Benefits of Advisory Council

  • link between communities, businesses, homes and schools
  • opportunity for education to listen to and learn from community
  • opportunity for community to listen to and learn from education
  • provide vehicle for advising policy makers in the school district
  • opportunity for educational planning and evaluation
  • engages community members
  • improves services 
photograph of members of 2020 CER Advisory Council

Advisory Council Functions

✓ planning
✓ needs/resource assessment
✓ program development
✓ finance
✓ inter-agency cooperation / community partnership
✓ problem solving
✓ influencing policy / direction                      
✓ leadership / training
✓ ambassadorship

Click Here for Membership Application

Advisory Council Members

Name term
Jim Roy, Chair 2022
Jeane McGraw 2021
Christina Shortall 2023
Colleen Landkamer Appt. Blue Earth County
Lynn Waterbury 2023
Kaitlin Carter 2021
Darren Wacker Appt. ISD77 School Board
Patrick Baker 2021
Mike Laven Appt. City of Mankato
Dana Niu 2022
Lynn Schreiner 2022
Scot Johnson Appt. ISD77 Administrator

Ahmed (Jaffer) Mohamud


Ryan Sanders Appt. City of Madison Lake
John Ries Appt. City of Eagle Lake



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Mankato Area Public Schools
Community Education & Recreation
Audra Nissen Boyer, Director
110 Fulton Street
Mankato, Minnesota  56001