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Draft Policy Statements
Community Partner Program
North American Joint Purchasing Program
Supporting the Community
Draft Policy Statements NMMA has advocated for increased highway and transit funding to address problems created by lack of resources for improving Minnesota’s transportation infrastructure.
Community Partner Program NMMA member Cities rely on private and not-for-profit Community Partners to strengthen our collective voice and demonstrate to state government and local communities how united we remain in sustaining the North Metro Area as the best place to live, work, be educated and raise a family.
North American Joint Purchasing Program Receive lowest responsible bidder pricing offered via our North American Joint Purchasing Program (NAJPP). Established as a public/private joint purchasing collaborative to pool purchasing power and save money for participating cities, counties and private businesses.
Supporting the Community NMMA was created in 1987 to serve as the champion organization encouraging private and public investments in the northern suburbs and the City of Minneapolis.

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North Metro Mayors Association (NMMA)

Since 1987, member cities and associate partners have worked together to bring a balance in both public and private investment in the North Metro Area. This collaborative effort has focused on public policy decisions that impact member communities and their constituents. See some of the accomplishments that NMMA has achieved (See 'About Us' above and click on "Accomplishments".)

North American Joint Purchasing Program (NAJPP)

In 2009, NMMA amended its Joint Powers organizational document to permit the establishment of a central purchasing program called the North American Joint Purchasing Program. The primary objective was to achieve the best competitive price in the marketplace on select products and/or services for its members and/or participating community partners. Since its inauguration NAJPP has initiated three public bids for the following products: 1) office supplies, janitorial cleaning supplies and office furniture, and 2) filed marking paint.

NMMA has appointed a management committee comprised of six city managers/administrators with program oversight and decision making authority. At a recent session the committee identified several additional products or services it will consider adding to the program in the future; e.g., credit card services, engineering, fertilizer, surveying, bulk oil, street sweeping and ice arena products and services.


Member News

North Metro Mayors' Minute - May 18, 2016

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May 18, 2016 Board Meeting

It was a beautiful day to navigate road construction projects. Matt Stemwedel and the City of Coon Rapids were our gracious hosts for the NMMA Operating Committee.

Representatives of the lobbying team, Bill Barnhart and Becca Pryse, provided updates on bonding, taxes and transportation, as well as individual city projects. Strategies are already developing for post session.

There were interesting speculations on how the session will end. By law, business wraps up by midnight on Sunday. One scenario has legislators coming oh so close to a deal and needing to return for a one day special session to put a bow on it. We’ll see.


Legislative Updates

Legislative Update, May 13, 2016

NMMA Legislative Update – May 13, 2016
Happenings at the Capitol This Week:

  • NMMA presses for transportation funding in letter to media and legislators
  • Senate unveils and passes a supplemental omnibus tax bill:
    • Includes Anoka TIF 5-year rule extension
    • Includes majority of Maple Grove TIF modification
    • Does not include TIF pooling “clarification” language from SF3433, (Rest, DFL-New Hope)
  • Senate passes Met Council governance reform
    • Staggered terms for Metropolitan Council
    • Increases nominating input from cities and counties
  • House passes legislation providing $2 million for the Champlin Mill Pond Shoreland Restoration Project
  • House/Senate supplemental budget conference committee meets
  • House /Senate transportation conference committee meets

Legislative Update, May 6, 2016

NMMA Legislative Update – May 06, 2016

There are officially 17 days remaining until the session is constitutionally required to adjourn on Monday, May 23. Legislators aren’t able to pass laws on the final Monday, so that leaves 16 days for all of the work left to be accomplished.