Joy Leafblad

Sports and Special Events Director 507-385-6663

Hi! I’m the Sports and Special Events Director for Visit Mankato. I have lived and worked in Mankato since 2007. Working with the Mankato Family YMCA and the Regional Fitness Center in Morris, Minn. have allowed me to continue to grow my passion for community involvement and event and program development. I enjoy working in the community as a volunteer and am currently on the committee for the Annual TUTU Run and Angels for Breast Cancer. I received a masters degree from Baylor University and a bachelors degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato. My free time is spent with my daughter enjoying the many bike trails in Mankato and hiking around Seven Mile Creek. You can also find me cheering her on at one of the many indoor and outdoor swim meets.

Joy’s Favorite Mankato Find…..

“There are so many places I love in Mankato: from hiking to biking and even kayaking down the river. But two of my favorite events are the annual TUTU Run and the Mankato River Ramble Bike Tour.”