Mission, Vision, Values

Why MMUA Exists

The Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association is a nonprofit corporation representing the interests of the state’s 100+ municipal electric and natural gas utilities.  MMUA was formed in 1931 and provides a wide variety of services to its members.

MMUA's Vision

To be a nationally recognized leader in advocacy, bringing value to municipal utilities, and enhancing their position in the industry.

MMUA's Mission

To unify, support, and serve as a common voice for municipal utilities. 

MMUA's Values

People:  Practice respect, demonstrate leadership, encourage growth through education and training.

Safety:  Be safety-driven at all times and work to instill a safety culture in all operations.

Advocacy:  Be an articulate and powerful voice on the issues.

Teamwork:  Working together we can accomplish what would be impossible alone.

Communication:  Listen carefully, and speak respectfully and truthfully.

Creativity:  Find new solutions to meet new challenges.

Dedication:  Do whatever it takes to help our members get the job done.

Integrity:  Be honest, trustworthy, reliable, and fiscally responsible. 

Environment:  Support the efficient use of resources and sustainable energy.

2022 MMUA Strategic Plan

In the 2022-23 fiscal year, MMUA is embarking on a new strategic plan to guide the organization as it enters its second century of service. This plan comes after months of development and input from hundreds of stakeholders, including 483 responses to the 2021 stakeholder survey and feedback from 17 regional groups of utility leaders.

The plan is comprised of four strategic pillars: effective public policy advocacy, strategic preservation of local control, excellence in member benefits, and best-in-class programs and services. The plan also emphasizes the foundational pillar of efficient association operations. It is designed to enhance our leadership position and foster growth while focusing intently on the needs of municipal utilities in Minnesota primarily, though we are willing to extend our reach beyond its borders where we can uniquely and cost-effectively bring value that is needed by municipalities elsewhere.

MMUA volunteer and staff leaders thank all those who shared their insight and passion for ensuring that hometown power remains vibrant and relevant within the shifting landscape of the utilities industry. To download a copy of the plan, please click here


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Hometown Connections Helps MMUA Members

Hometown Connections is an American Public Power Association subsidiary that provides products and services designed to help municipal utilities meet today's new and pressing industry challenges. MMUA is a Hometown Connections Affiliate.

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