In 1931 - nine years prior to the founding of the American Public Power Association - MMUA was formed for the purpose of advocating on behalf of Minnesota's public power utilities before the state legislature. The strength of the North Star State's municipal utilities depends upon those same advocacy efforts as much today as ever. With a constant presence at the state capitol during the four-to-five month legislative session every year, MMUA's Government Relations Department is on top of every aspect of state-level public policy affecting its members.
Interactions between municipal utility interests and state government occur in many places outside of legislator offices and committee rooms as well. Representing those interests before the Governor's administration, MMUA meets frequently with officials at the Department of Commerce, the Pollution Control Agency, and the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, among other agencies.
The Capitol Letter blog is written by our government relations staff and focuses on the latest legislative information of interest to municipal utilities. To access the blog, go to the 'News' section. Member log-in is required.
Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship
The MMUA Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship provides funding for post-secondary education. Winners must be customers, or dependents of customers, of MMUA-member electric or gas utilities. The essay contest takes place in the spring of the year.