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Benefits of Membership:

Representation & Advocacy

  • #1 - Small City representation and advocacy at the STATE (and Federal) levels! 
  • Small City representation and advocacy at the federal level (MAOSC is the only city-organization in MN with this feature).
  • ACCESSIBLE, knowledgeable and experienced Executive Director/Lobbyist/Advocate.
  • An active and engaged 16-member Board of Directors - made up of your small city peers.
  • Introductions to and/or meetings arranged with elected officials and state agencies when needed.
  • Assistance and guidance specific to small city challenges or concerns; help with navigating the process.
  • Collaborative partnership with LMC and other small city organizations.

Timely Resources & Information

  • Monthly E-Newsletters covering state, local and federal updatesprogram applications and timely grant/funding opportunities; and special features.
  • WEEKLY Email Updates during legislative session, covering the bills we are watching and fighting for or against.
  • Receive regular Washington DC updates on federal issues of interest to small cities.
  • New grant and program announcements, when applicable. 
  • Regional support via your city’s designated, MAOSC Regional Representative.
  • Regional Q&A zoom meetings (coming in 2021).
  • Corporate Member-Sponsors (resources) who are committed to small city success.
  • Partnerships with vetted outside resources deemed beneficial to small city needs.

Opportunities & Involvement

  • Access to topical, peer-driven, online Q&A Discussion Forums on timely issues helpful to small cities.

  • Members-Only Webinars - when warranted for timely matters (ex: CARES Act $$ with MMB on 7/29/2020).

  • Involvement in the process of forming public policy & creating solutions benefitting small cities!

  • Invitation to the MAOSC Annual meeting (usually in correlation with LMC’s summer event); members welcome!

  • Invitation to the MAOSC Annal Fall Board Retreat (members welcome)!

  • Invitation to the MAOSC Annual Day on the Hill and Legislative Reception in St. Paul! 

  • Participate in surveys to gather feedback / information for driving optimum results on core issues central to small cities.

+ Representation
+ Advocacy
+ Communication
+ Resources 
+ Assistance
+ Engagement
+ Opportunities
  = VALUE!!

++ Additional benefits for Corporate Member Sponsors [Learn More ... ]