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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 - January 22, 2016

Hello, 2016. The North Metro Mayors Association turns 29, and the big 3-0 is just around the corner. How should we celebrate? There’s time to think about that. First, other business.

Thank you, Blaine City Manager Clark Arneson and staff, for hosting our Operating Committee Wednesday. Congratulations to Blaine on the fantastic news coverage in the Star Tribune last weekend. See the story.

At the meeting, we had a good discussion about the legislative action plan. One of the things that makes NMMA membership valuable is our ability to debate ideas and adjust the plan when the group sees opportunities. We’re large enough to have influence at the Capitol, but small enough to remain flexible and fluid.


Legislative Updates

Legislative Update, May 30, 2015

Happenings at the Capitol

While the Minnesota legislature finished its work and adjourned the 2015 Legislative Session at Midnight on Monday, May 18, it did so with the strong possibility that Governor Mark Dayton was prepared to veto legislation containing funding for education.  Last week, the governor followed through with his promise by not only vetoing the E-12 Education Funding bill, but also vetoing the Omnibus Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources bill and the Omnibus Jobs and Energy bill.


Legislative Update, May 19, 2015

Happenings at the Capitol – End of Session Report