Serving Small Cities in Minnesota

Minnesota Association of Small Cities

Representing Cities 5,000 & under

Our organization values the Minnesota way of life, dedicated to serving our network of member cities, advocating for an enhanced quality of life that keeps our small cities thriving. MAOSC pursues productive collaboration between city officials, rural communities and our state and federal elected leaders. 

Welcome to our new look

We've recently transformed the design of the Minnesota Association of Small Cities website, allowing for easy access to important information of value to elected officials, staff and residents of small cities across our state. Look here for regular updates of this site and news posts of interest to Minnesota small cities. You'll find a new listing of key dates on the Calendar of Events posted on upper-right side of this Home page. We also now include a current News items section found in the drop down menu under the Resources listing above. See: MAOSC News.  Thanks for visiting us!

MAOSC Board of Director officers 

President Tina Rennemo, city clerk-treasurer of Baudette
Vice President Mary McComber, mayor of Oak Park Heights 
Treasurer Lori Jorgenson, city council member of Rothsay
Secretary Jeff Kletscher, mayor of Floodwood
Executive Director & Legislative Consultant, Jill Sletten, Sletten Government Affairs & Public Policy LLC

Our organization is made up of 12 regions across the state and is represented by 12 Board of Directors and four At-Large members.

The Board of Directors develops our legislative policies based on feedback from the member cities.  Primary concerns for small cities include LGA, water treatment utilities, transportation funding, affordable housing, annexation, economic development, and issues unique to small cities. Our goals are to increase awareness of our small city needs to our Governor and his administration, legislators and their leaders, and our Congressional delegation through education, communication and visibility at the state capitol and in Washington, DC.  We all share the same goals of keeping our small cities in our rural communities a great place to live.

Of the 852 cities in Minnesota, 707 cities have a population of 5,000 or less. 


This is the official website for the Minnesota Association of Small Cities