The Minneapolis Kuopio Partnership (MKP), founded in 1972-73 as the Minneapolis-Kuopio Sister City Committee, is the volunteer organization that works with the City of Minneapolis on behalf of its sister city relationship with Kuopio. In 2009, new energy and a re-organization created the Minneapolis Kuopio Partnership, comprised of community leaders and volunteers who are committed to strengthening Minneapolis as a global city.
MKP Executive Committee:
Karl Reichert, Chair
Betsey Norgard, Secretary/Treasurer
K. Marianne Wargelin, Honorary Consul, Republic of Finland in Minneapolis
Bill Deef, Meet Minneapolis
Beth Helle, Meet Minneapolis
Brandon Vasquez, Meet Minneapolis