Mankato Free Press (February 26, 2023) — Jonathan Zierdt was best-known to the Mankato community for helping found and then direct Greater Mankato Growth, an organization that combined the old models of chamber of commerce, industrial development corporation and tourism bureau under one roof.
The end of his life at age 52 was focused on men’s health and providing those suffering from cancer with guidance, support and a care pack to help ease end-of-life struggles. Within the Mankato Area Foundation, the Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund was established.
Although gone for nearly four years, he is still contributing to that fund by sharing his lifelong passion for photography in an exhibit opening March 3 at the Arts Center of Saint Peter. “Photographic Journeys: Work by Jonathan Zierdt” runs through April 29, with an opening reception March 4.