From advocating on evolving legislation to well-managed boards, we take a structured and strategic approach to change.
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Municipalities across Alberta develop a series of budgetary documents each year including documents for council review, reports of actual and forecasted results, and material to share with the public. Based on member requests, AUMA has collected a number of samples to assist as samples of possible approaches to preparing municipal budget documents. We are making these available for reference or as templates for the preparation of your own municipal budget material.
Municipalities all across Canada are faced with having to understand intermunicipal cooperation. Included below is a compilation of helpful Canadian resources.
Academics can help municipal leaders delve deeper into issues. We have compiled a list of some useful academic resources.
These Government of Alberta resources will help you deal with dispute resolution and increase your capacity.
AUMA and AAMDC developed the cost sharing toolkit based on the Rural/Urban Cost-sharing Task Force Report entitled Cost-sharing for success: a pro-active approach.
Although the cost-sharing report and tool kit has limitations, we believe that the principles, practices and resources it contains will improve the potential for success in municipal cost-sharing agreements.
An overview of municipal government
According to Alberta’s Municipal Government Act, the purposes of municipal government in Alberta are to: provide good government, provide services, facilities or other things that are necessary or desirable and develop and maintain safe and viable communities.