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VIDEOS: Transportation
VIDEOS: Introduction to NMMA
Draft Policy Statements
Community Partner Program
VIDEOS: Transportation NMMA has successfully worked to enhance the transportation system for residents of the North Metro area. Kathi Hemken, Mayor of New Hope and President of the North Metro Mayors Association, explains how. Also, the North Metro region is improving the transportation infrastructure in the area to grow communities.
VIDEOS: Introduction to NMMA Founded in 1987, the North Metro Mayors Association champions the issues important to growing communities in the North Metro region of Minnesota. City, state, and community leaders discuss the positive impact NMMA has had on its communities.
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.

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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.

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Member News

North Metro Mayors' Minute - January 18, 2017

January 18, 2017 Board Meeting

Brand new elected officials, like Bill Kiecker, Coon Rapids City Council, and Julie Jeppson, Blaine City Council, had a chance Jan. 18 to get to know other election winners, like returning veteran Blaine Mayor Tom Ryan, now in his 31st year, and electeds who changed seats, like Mounds View Mayor (former Council Member) Carol Mueller, and Sen. (former Rep.) Jason Isaacson. 

Download a PDF of the North Metro Mayors’ Board Minutes Here

Legislative Updates

Legislative Update, February 13, 2017

NMMA Legislative Update – February 13, 2017
Happenings at the Capitol This Week:

The pace at the legislature was very busy last week with committees in both the House and Senate beginning to hold meetings to compile legislation into their major omnibus finance and policy bills.

Capital Investment Bill

“Is there going to be a bonding bill this year?” has been one of the most common questions at the capitol this session, and both the House and the Senate have taken steps to make possible  passage of a capital investment package a reality. Last week the Senate Capital Investment Committee passed SF 210, chief authored by Sen. Dave Senjem (R-Rochester), which contains the same language as the bill being discussed at the end of the 2016 session and many projects benefiting the North Metro. Similarly, the House heard Gov. Mark Dayton’s bonding proposal containing many projects benefitting the North Metro in its Capital Investment committee. HF 892, chief authored by Rep. Dean Urdahl (R-Grove City), but no official action was taken on the bill. The governor’s bill along with projects that were included in last year’s capital investment bill will serve as starting points for any bill brought forward this session.

View the full spreadsheet of projects proposed by Gov. Dayton.

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Legislative Update, February 4, 2017

NMMA Legislative Update – February 4, 2017
Happenings at the Capitol This Week:

The 2017 legislative session is now one month old. While only two bills have been signed into law, much work has been done at the capitol. Committees continued to hear testimony from Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration regarding his budget recommendations, which will likely continue for the next couple weeks. The February budget forecast will be released on Tuesday, February 28, which will provide legislators with the last evaluation of the state’s fiscal picture before deciding on a two-year state budget. Once the February forecast is released, committees will receive their budget targets before beginning to compile their major finance (omnibus) bills.

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