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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 - September 21, 2016

Online Special Interest Group

Sept. 21, 2016 Board Meeting

Sitting in the Brooklyn Park Council Chambers at the North Metro Mayors Association board meeting, I looked up at the high ceiling with the exposed wooden rafters and I heard the rain relentlessly pounding on the roof. It made me think of Noah’s ark.

Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah’s Ark (author unknown)

ONE: Don’t miss the boat.
TWO: Remember that we are all in the same boat.
THREE: Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.
FOUR: Stay fit. When you’re 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
FIVE: Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
SIX: Build your future on high ground.
SEVEN: For safety’s sake, travel in pairs.
EIGHT: Speed isn’t always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
NINE: When you’re stressed, float awhile.
TEN: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
ELEVEN: No matter the storm, there’s always a rainbow waiting.

Of course, you know I’m going to say our association is like Noah’s ark. How can I resist? We’re stronger together. Thank you for making the journey with us.


Legislative Updates

Legislative Update, August 19, 2016

NMMA Legislative Update – August 19, 2016
Happenings at the Capitol This Week:

On Thursday afternoon, Gov. Mark Dayton announced that he will not call a special session prior to the general election in November. “Given that the disagreements remain what they were at the end of the legislative session three months ago, I’m not going to call a special session; I’m not going to pursue it any further,” Dayton said.


Legislative Update, June 12, 2016

NMMA Legislative Update – June 12, 2016
Happenings at the Capitol This Week:

  • Gov. Mark Dayton “pocket vetoes” omnibus tax bill
    • Bill contained:
      • $20 million LGA increase
      • Anoka TIF 5-year rule extension
      • Maple Grove TIF modification
      • Coon Rapids TIF extension
      • Did not include TIF pooling “clarification” language from SF3433, (Rest, DFL-New Hope)
  • House and Senate omnibus capital investment conferees will meet next week to discuss the bonding bill that failed to pass during the final minutes of session
    • Bill contained funding for:
      • Third lane both ways on U.S. Highway 10 between Hanson and Round Lake Boulevards in Coon Rapids
      • Land acquisition, predesign, design and construction for Greater Minnesota Gateway projects for U.S. Highway 10 between Coon Rapids and Ramsey
      • Reconstruction of 105th Avenue in Blaine
      • Rail grade separation for Hanson Blvd in Coon Rapids
      • Champlin Mill Pond restoration
      • Closed landfill construction in Andover
      • I-35/Highway 97 interchange in Columbus
      • I-94/Brockton Lane interchange