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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.

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Member News

North Metro Mayors' Minute - April 20, 2016

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April 20, 2016 Board Meeting

The North Metro Mayors Association held a board meeting Wednesday at the brand new Minnesota Senate Building across the street from the Capitol. Legislator turnout was off the charts! We heard from Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk (DFL-Cook) , Rep. Paul Torkelson (R-Hanska), Sen. John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin), Sen. Jim Abeler (R-Anoka), Sen. Ann Rest (DFL-New Hope), Rep. Mike Freiberg (DFL-Golden Valley), Sen. Chris Eaton (DFL-Brooklyn Center), and Rep. Dan Fabian (R-Roseau).

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Legislative Updates

Legislative Update, April 22, 2016

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Happenings at the Capitol
There are only 30 days left until the constitutional deadline for adjournment. Legislators had  today off in observance of Passover, and will come back to the capitol on Monday, April 25 to continue their work. The third committee deadline passed on Thursday, which means that all major finance bills have been passed through committee. Both the House and the Senate are scheduled to be in session most of next week, and most standing committees will stop meeting at their regularly scheduled times. The major work of the committee process is now finished and next steps include passing each chamber’s respective omnibus bills off the floor and establishing conference committees to negotiate differences between the two bills. All of this has to be finished by Monday, May 23. With elections next fall, legislators have extra incentive to finish work on time.

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Legislative Update, April 15, 2016

Happenings at the Capitol

Senate DFL Releases Budget Targets
Last week House Republicans released their budget priorities for this year’s session, and on Wednesday Senate Democrats released their committee budget targets. These targets indicate how much money each committee has to spend on their omnibus bill packages.

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