Affiliated Organizations

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Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers (AMEM)

www.amemminnesota.org
Established in 1955, the Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers (AMEM) is comprised of over 400 county, city and other emergency response planners throughout the state of Minnesota. The association strives to develop a solid network of experienced Emergency Management professionals; foster and advocate the development of procedures and programs which advance disaster preparedness throughout Minnesota; insure a high caliber of training and professional development; and cultivate a professional society for its' members.

Contact: Jim Halstrom, Executive Director
jghalstrom@msn.com
 
Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)
www.jdai-mn.org
The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) was designed to support the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s vision that all youth involved in the juvenile justice system have opportunities to develop into healthy, productive adults. After more than 20 years of innovation and replication, JDAI is one of the nation’s most effective, influential, and widespread juvenile justice system reform initiatives.  JDAI focuses on the juvenile detention component of the juvenile justice system because youth are often unnecessarily or inappropriately detained at great expense, with long-lasting negative consequences for both public safety and youth development.
 
Contact: Curtis Shanklin, Coordinator
AMC, 125 Charles Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 651-789-4336, Fax: 651-224-6540
cshanklin@mncounties.org
 
Metropolitan Energy  Coalition (MEC)
www.mec-mn.org
The Metropolitan Energy  Coalition (MEC), comprised of commissioners from Hennepin, Ramsey, Sherburne and Washington counties, members of the Metropolitan Council and the Metropolitan Airports Commission, engages in matters of strategic interest to meet the needs of Minnesota Counties to secure safe, reliable, economical, and environmentally responsible energy sources. 
The MEC works to develop renewable energy sources, improve the efficiency with which energy resources are utilized, and contribute to Minnesota becoming energy independent.
 
Contact: Tony Hainault
701 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55415
Phone: 612-348-3059
anthony.hainault@co.hennepin.mn.us
 
Metropolitan Inter-County Association (MICA)
www.mica.org
The Minnesota Inter-County Association is a voluntary joint powers organization of the metropolitan counties in Minnesota. The Association is a vehicle for planning and implementing projects and programs of similar interest to member counties. Currently, the MICA membership comprises a major portion of the state’s population and an enormous share of its industrial and high-tech resources. MICA counties are situated in five of six metro areas in Minnesota as follows: Benton, Blue Earth, Carver, Crow Wing, Dakota, Olmsted, Rice, St. Louis, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Washington and Winona.

Contact: Keith Carlson, Executive Director

161 St. Anthony Avenue, Suite 850, St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 651-222-8737, Fax: 651-222-8747
Keithc@mica.org
 
Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs, Inc. (MACMHP)
www.macmhp.org
The Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs improves access to and quality of behavioral healthcare in Minnesota.

Contact: 1821 University Avenue West, Suite 307-S, St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-642-1903, Fax: 651-645-1399
info@macmhp.org
 
Minnesota Association of County Health Plans (MACHP)
www.machp.org

The Minnesota Association of County Health Plans (MACHP) is made up of individual counties or county joint-purchasing boards that have been designated as County-Based Purchasing (CBP) organizations under Minnesota law, and other county health alliances. MACHP operates in affiliation with the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC), and represents 25 of 80 rural counties. Counties that operate CBP plans are the local buyers of health care coverage for residents in their counties who are eligible for Minnesota Health Care Programs. Visit www.machp.org for more information.

Contact: Beth Hendrickson, PrimeWest Health/MACHP
3905 Dakota St, Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: 320-335-5338
Email: beth.hendrickson@primewest.org

Minnesota Corrections Association (MCA)
www.mn-ca.org
It is the goal of the Minnesota Corrections Association (MCA) to: provide effective correctional programs and high professional standards of correctional practices; to assist in the educational and professional development of MCA members and; to influence legislative and administrative policymaking through participation of MCA members on advisory boards, task forces and government hearings. MCA is an affiliate of the American Correctional Association and of the American Probation and Parole Association. Membership: 1200 (local, state, federal, private sector corrections)

Contact: 1821 University Ave W Suite S256, St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone: 651-462-8320   Fax: 651-717-6137
mca-mn@hotmail.com
 
Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT)
www.mcit.org
MCIT is a joint powers organization formed under Minnesota Statutes 471.59 and 471.981 to provide a mechanism for counties to collectively self-insure workers’ compensation and property/casualty. MCIT is open to any governmental unit or political subdivision allowed by law but only serves local government. MCIT is governed by a board of directors made up of county commissioners, county auditors and county administrators who are elected and appointed to the board. MCIT is a sponsored organization of the Association of
Minnesota Counties. Membership: 436 (counties, SWCDs, collaboratives and joint powers organizations).

Contact: Robyn Sykes, Executive Director

100 Empire Drive, Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55103-1885
Phone: Toll Free: 866-547-6516
Local: 651-209-6400, Fax: 651-209-6496
rsykes@mcit.org
 
Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative (MnCCC)
www.mnccc.org
The purpose of the Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative is to jointly and cooperatively provide for the establishment, operation and maintenance of data processing facilities and management information systems. MnCCC provides services, software and other cost-effective measures that reduce the costs of data processing for members. Software provided by MnCCC includes property tax, mass appraisal, law enforcement, corrections, public health management, financial, human resources and license center software. Membership: 86 (includes county agencies)

Contact: Lisa Meredith, Executive Director

100 Empire Drive, Suite 201, St. Paul, MN 55103-1885
Phone: 651-917-6969, Fax: 651-917-6989
lisa@mnccc.org
 
Minnesota Rural Counties  (MRCC)
www.mnruralcounties.org

Minnesota Rural Counties is dedicated to promoting and protecting rural jobs, culture and concerns and is the only membership organization advocating specifically for rural county interests. Through the MRC, rural counties have established an effective communications and leadership network within the Association of Minnesota Counties, where they can develop, promote and quickly respond to developing issues that are important to rural counties.

Contact: Dan Larson, Executive Director
5077 144th Street West, St. Paul, MN 55124
Phone: 612-210-2493
dan27@frontiernet.net

Minnesota Social Services Association (MSSA)

www.mnssa.org
MSSA provides leadership to enhance the lives of Minnesotans by supporting diversity, impacting public policy, and educating and communicating among human service professionals. MSSA individual members include human service professionals at every level - including board members, directors, social workers and direct line staff. MSSA’s grassroots legislative process produces an agenda with recommendations on a wide range of social service policy issues. The MSSA legislative committee and staff work to coordinate input from the Association’s broad based membership to influence public policy. A great deal of emphasis is placed on working with organizations such as AMC, whose legislative agenda shares much in common with that of MSSA. MSSA also provides high quality training and staff development programs including the largest, most comprehensive human service conference in the Midwest.

Contact: Christina Zeise, Executive Director

125 Charles Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 651-644-0556, Fax: 651-224-6540
czeise@mnssa.org
 
Minnesota Transportation Alliance
www.transportationalliance.com
The Minnesota Transportation Alliance is a not-for-profit coalition of groups, businesses, labor and local governments concerned about surface transportation in Minnesota—including highways, bridges, streets and intermodal connections to transit, trucks, rail roads, barges, ships and airports. The mission of the Alliance is to ensure an effective statewide transportation system for Minnesota. The Alliance addresses issues for all modes of transportation through the leadership and active involvement of a broad-based membership. Membership: 700.
 
Contact: Margaret Donahoe, Executive Director
525 Park Street, Suite 105, St. Paul, MN 55103-2186
Phone: 651-659-0804, Fax: 651-659-9009
margaret@transportationalliance.com
 
Minnesota Workforce Council Association (MWCA)
www.mwca-mn.org
The Minnesota Workforce Council Association (formerly Minnesota Job Training Partnership Association) was incorporated in 1994 and represents the interests of workforce councils and local elected officials in Minnesota. The Association provides a central forum for the partners to discuss common interests, develop policy consensus, share successful job training strategies and maintain lines of communication with state and federal governments. MWCA’s primary mission is to provide training and technical assistance to the Association membership and line staff providing the direct services to program participants.
 
Contact: Anne Kilzer, Director
AMC, 125 Charles Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 651-789-4323, Fax: 651-224-6540
akilzer@mncounties.org