The MN Small Cities (MAOSC) organization is governed by an elected Board of Directors, made up of appointed and elected officials from member cities. Comprised of 12 regional directors and four at-large directors from all across the state of Minnesota, the Board meets regularly throughout the year to develop policy and provide direction to MAOSC staff.
The Board's primary function is to work with the Executive Director to develop legislative policies based on feedback from our member cities. Broadly speaking, priority concerns for our member cities include LGA, water treatment utilities, transportation funding, workforce housing, annexation, child care, economic development, broadband access, unfunded mandates, and other issues unique to small cities.
Board goals include increasing awareness of small city needs to the governor and his administration, with MN legislators and their leaders, and to our Congressional delegation. We accomplish this through education, communication, and visibility at the MN Capitol and in Washington DC, because we all share the same goal of working hard to keep our small cities and rural communities great places to live, work and play!