The 明尼苏达城市联盟 is a membership association dedicated to promoting excellence in local government. 联盟, governed by a Board of Directors consisting of local elected and appointed city officials, serves its more than 800 member cities through advocacy, 教育和培训, 政策发展, 风险管理, 和其他服务.
View the League’s 2020-2021 Annual Report (pdf)
The 明尼苏达城市联盟 promotes excellence in local government through effective advocacy, 专家分析, and trusted guidance for all Minnesota cities.
We envision a future for Minnesota and the League where:
- 所有的城市都欣欣向荣, taking advantage of new opportunities, and successfully meeting ongoing challenges.
- 联盟 continues to provide premier service to its members, and is recognized as the trusted, 权威的, and unified voice on issues affecting cities.
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Local government is the highest-functioning, least partisan, and most responsive level of government. The 明尼苏达城市联盟 is one of dozens of independent local government associations in the United States. Like other municipal associations, the League centers common local government values in our work, including stewardship of resources, 安全, 响应性, 和透明度.
联盟’s core philosophy is based on the fundamental principle of local control – that means supporting and advocating for elected officials and the residents they serve to make policy decisions that are right for their own communities. 联盟 supports local decision-making authority and opposes attempts at the 状态 and federal level to interfere with the ability for local elected officials to respond to the needs of residents.
League intergovernmental relations
The 明尼苏达城市联盟 considers our 政策发展 process the pillar of our intergovernmental advocacy.
Our work is rooted in the practice of local officials from around the 状态, representing cities of all sizes. Our policies are shaped by their participation in a rigorous process that occurs annually and brings that experience to the table.
明尼苏达州有854个城市, 许多在1,000年的人口, advocacy by municipal associations provides policy makers with a knowledgeable, nonpartisan source of information on city operations and the relationship between local, 状态, 和联邦司法管辖区. We value the long-standing city-状态 partnership in Minnesota and strive to maintain robust and constructive communication between cities and 状态 policy makers on issues affecting local communities.
Learn more about the member-driven 政策发展 process here and view the latest City Policies document
The 明尼苏达城市联盟 was founded in 1913 by a special law passed by the Minnesota Legislature. It was initially a part of the Extension Division of the University of Minnesota. In 1974, the League became an independent organization. 今天, the League’s membership includes cities and their elected and appointed officials, as well as a number of special municipal districts and townships.
How many cities are there in Minnesota and how many of them are League members?
There are 854 cities in Minnesota, and 837 cities are members of the 明尼苏达城市联盟. Eleven townships, one joint powers entity, and 65 special districts are also League members.
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访问 网络城市目录 to get general information about a city, 包括街道地址, 办公时间, 电话, 传真, 电邮及网址, 人口, and city council meeting times.