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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.

Upcoming Events

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

Inaugural Ride at Ramsey Station

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Ramsey Station Ribbon Cutting - Nov. 8

Ramsey City Hall
7550 Sunwood Drive NW

Thursday, Nov. 8
1:00 p.m.

Anoka County Commissioner Matt Look

Mayor Bob Ramsey

Invited Speakers
Counties Transit Improvement Board Chair Peter McLaughlin
Metropolitan Council Member Edward Reynoso

Guests are invited to ride the train from Ramsey to Elk River and back. Train will leave at 2 p.m.

Refreshments will be served in the City Council Chambers prior to a short program. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at the station prior to boarding the train.


Legislative Updates

A New Approach

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After a bit of feedback from members, we’ve decided to forgo the Friday Legislative Update conference calls and instead submit a quick written report to the members. This will be our regular communication with our members for the remainder of the legislative session.


Transportation Funding Future?

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As the Governor and Legislators gear up to finish 2012 Session business after their Easter/Passover break, discussion is heating up on transportation funding issues with eyes on the fall campaigns and the 2013 Session.