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2015 MACSSA Legislative Platform & Priorities
Commentary: Funding, Dedication are Key to Protecting Kids
By Mark Sizer, Stearns County
Printed in the Star Tribune
- November 18, 2014
"An Overview of MnCHOICES"
By Deb Sjostrom, Otter Tail County
January - February
Three Counties Continue Work to Form the First Human Services
Delivery Authority in Minnesota"
Floen, Steele County
Minnesota Counties September - October 2013
"The Affordable Care Act and Counties – Impacts and
By Stephanie Radtke, Dakota County
"Policy with Purpose"
By Dan Papin, Washington County
Minnesota Counties July
- August 2012
"What is MACSSA?"
By Monty Martin, Ramsey County
Minnesota Association of County Social Service
Administrators is a statewide association made up of
county public social service directors or other
administrative designees. The Association has been
in existence since 1946 and is representative of all
87 Minnesota counties.
People will be safe
People will live as
independently as possible.
People will be able
to support themselves and their families.
- To promote and
integrate a proactive, adequately funded,
cost-effective, and community based human service system
that improves the health and well-being of families,
children and adults.
Guiding Principles for the
Association relative to Human Services:
- There must be mutual respect for the roles and
responsibilities of government at all levels, and all parties
must interact as equal partners. Counties must work
collaboratively with all partners to expand, develop, and
- Counties must
build on existing successes and work to direct state and local
resources for mutually agreed upon priorities.
- Counties must provide leadership that will
empower communities to determine the best means of achieving
- Counties must be results-oriented with shared
responsibility and accountability for use and coordination of
available resources at all levels.
- Counties must continue to be consumer-focused and
accountable, as well as supportive of consumer-directed care
Eric Ratzmann, Director
Maria Slavik, Administrative
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