Do you ever find yourself wanting to express your thoughts or opinions to local leaders but just don't have the means or time to do so?
Mankato City Councilwoman Karen Foreman, who represents hilltop and the eastern portion of Mankato in Ward 1, hosted an informal listening session earlier this morning at the hilltop Hy–Vee where residents could discuss any city of Mankato Ward 1 opportunities and any topic pertaining to city services.
Foreman says a setting like this is more conducive for people to express their concerns instead of at a city council meeting.
Foreman says, "That's not the format that works for everyone, so I try to provide this opportunity once a month to have people just come up to have a cup of coffee and just sit down and have a conversation with me with whatever's on their mind."
Foreman says she has held nearly 24 listening sessions during her two and a half years of service. She tries to schedule them for the first Saturday of the month.