Metro Cities: Who We Are

Metro Cities (the Association of Metropolitan Municipalities) is a membership organization representing cities in the seven-county metropolitan area at the Legislature, Executive Branch and Metropolitan Council. It is the only metro-wide entity that monitors regional and advocates for cities at the Metropolitan Council and that represents the interests of metro area cities at the state levels of government.

The organization was created with the primary objective to be an effective and influential voice at the state and regional levels of government. The organization’s membership includes cities of all sizes and characteristics across the metropolitan region.

All legislative policies are developed, vetted and adopted by the organization’s member cities each year and serve as the foundation of the organization’s work.

Metro Cities provides a unique forum for city officials in the region to work together, share ideas and problem solve and to foster open communication among city, regional and state officials.


COVID-19 - Resources for City Officials

This page provides city officials with resources related to COVID-19. It includes links to the Governor’s Executive Orders, information from state health officials and other agencies, and other various resources for city officials. You will also find relevant media articles included in some categories, listed below. The page is meant to provide timely information, so please check it frequently for updates.  Follow the Metro Cities twitter account and newsletter for the latest information. 

COVID-19 Resources


2020 Metro Cities Legislative Policies

The 2020 Legislative Policies were recommended by members through Metro Cities' four policy committees and were approved by the Metro Cities Board of Directors at their October 10th meeting. The policies were then adopted by Metro Cities' membership at the Metro Regional Meeting/Policy Adoption Meeting on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

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