Organization represents 35 percent of state’s residents

Photo by Tom Hintgen
Otter Tail County, home to more than 1,000 lakes, is a proud member of the Minnesota Inter-County Association (MICA).

By Tom Hintgen

Otter Tail County Correspondent

The Minnesota Inter-County Association (MICA), which includes Otter Tail County, is a voluntary, joint powers organization of 15 Minnesota counties. This includes most of Minnesota’s larger and faster growing counties.

MICA counties include more than 35 percent of the state’s residents, located in four suburban counties and 11 greater Minnesota counties.

The association is a vehicle for planning and implementing projects and programs of interest to member counties, supporting county success through effective state policy advocacy, providing expert analysis and driving innovation and improved outcomes in government services.

MICA works on behalf of its members to:

• Influence regional and state programs to solve problems common to its members

• Produce and share high quality information on issues of concern to its members and their residents

• Increase public understanding of county government

• Facilitate cooperation among counties in areas of mutual interest