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Programs & Initiatives

Building Thriving Communities

AUMA represents Alberta’s urban municipalities, which are home to more than 85% of Alberta’s population. These municipalities include:

  • cities
  • towns
  • villages
  • summer villages
  • specialized municipalities

We work with the elected and administrative leaders of our members to help them build thriving communities. We advocate for solutions to municipal issues, and identify and develop opportunities that contribute to community wellbeing. These issues connect with the key components of community building:

Member Input & Stakeholder Education

Our programs and initiatives are developed with member input. They are designed to help ease the problems and challenges faced by municipalities, while building on the many opportunities that benefit their residents. We are successful advocates for our members because our programs and initiatives also educate and inform stakeholders about how these issues will affect them, too.

We invite you to download a copy of our We are community builders brochure which outlines how our programs and initiatives support Alberta’s communities. You can review our specfic programs and initiatives our team has been diligently working on by clicking on the links below.

Programs & Initiatives

Programs & Initatives Category
20 questions municipal councillors should ask about... Governance
Asset management Infrastructure
Brownfields Environment
Business Vitality Alberta Economic
Cannabis (Marijuana) Legalization Governance
Chief Administrative Officer performance appraisal Governance
Economic Development Resources Hub Economic
Election Supports Hub Governance
Emergency management and disaster response Infrastructure
Energy policies framework Economic
Enterprise risk management Governance
Investing in Canada Program Infrastructure
MGA Change Management Resources Governance
Municipal Climate Change Action Centre Environment
Municipal Government Act Governance
Municipal Planning Hub Governance
Municipal Sustainability Planning Governance
Property Assessment and Taxation Hub Governance
Public Engagement and Social Media Resource Guides Governance
Rural/urban cost sharing Governance
Sample municipal budgets Governance
Smart Communities Governance
Tourism Vitality Alberta Toolkit Economic
Transportation Infrastructure
Waste Management Hub Environment
Water Management Environment