Who We Are

MICA is a voluntary, joint powers organization of fifteen Minnesota counties including most of Minnesota’s larger and faster growing counties that together are home to over 35 percent of the state’s residents, located in four suburban and eleven 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, and
  • Facilitate cooperation among counties in areas of mutual interest.