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This week

March 23, 2017
The provincial budget was released on Thursday, March 16. Each year, AUMA provides a budget analysis, which can be viewed here. We have also posted our press release and the province’s responses to AUMA’s budget questions. AUMA was cautiously...
March 23, 2017
On the heels of last week’s provincial budget announcement, the 2017 Federal Budget was released on Wednesday, March 22. AUMA has developed a budget analysis, which can be viewed here and a press release, available here.   AUMA looks forward to...
March 15, 2017
More than 200 Mayors, Councillors and administrators from across the province came together on March 7 and 8 for AUMA’s spring Mayors’ Caucus in Edmonton, taking in presentations from key provincial Ministers, panel sessions on marijuana...
March 15, 2017
AUMA recently wrote to the province to request action to address the backlog in court cases that stem from budget cuts over the past three years.  The backlog is a significant safety concern since a Supreme Court of Canada ruling indicates that...

Living well

March 16, 2016
As experts in municipalities, the AMSC Retirement services team works closely with our strategic partners to offer retirement and savings programs designed specifically to meet the needs of members. Incorporating these initiatives as part of a total...
February 3, 2016
Do your employees know what to do in a blizzard? The massive blizzard that struck the northeastern United States in January is a reminder that winter storms are serious business and that everyone needs to be prepared. Here are 10 tips to help your...
February 3, 2016
As tax season is just around the corner, many employees are thinking about their financial goals and income tax deductions.  As employers, municipalities may receive questions about providing tools that can assist their employees in planning and...
December 16, 2015
Parents seek to guide their children by talking about important family and personal issues - like healthy eating. However, children often hear one thing and see another. As such, they won’t perceive healthy eating as important if it is not something...

Happening now

March 23, 2017
If you want your municipality to be recognized for its outstanding achievement, don’t miss the opportunity to apply for the 2017 Minister’s Awards which recognize municipal government excellence and promote the sharing of knowledge among...
March 23, 2017
The Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) is hosting the Creating Rural Connections conference on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Nisku. Two years ago, ARDN hosted a successful conference to look at rural and remote...
March 15, 2017
AUMA is pleased to announce that in response to our advocacy the Government of Alberta has signed longer contracts with air tanker companies for the 2017 wildfire season. Air tankers play an important role in fighting wildfires as they drop water...
March 15, 2017
In celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21, the Canadian Commission for the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is launching the #ItStartsWithMe campaign to...

In your community

March 23, 2017
Do you want to know more about the composition of your municipality’s waste? Is your municipality thinking of doing a waste audit? The Recycling Council of Alberta is hosting Waste Auditor Training Workshops in Edmonton on April 19 and in Calgary on...
March 23, 2017
Recently, the Public Sector Digest profiled Ann Pappert and Maureen Cassidy about their experiences as women in leadership roles within municipal governments. Both women talked about the challenges they faced including skepticism of their leadership...
March 15, 2017
For over 10 years, AUMA’s Welcoming and Inclusive Communities (WIC) initiative has provided tools, resources and training for municipalities to implement policies and practices that will help address issues of racism and discrimination in Alberta’s...
March 15, 2017
The Miistakis Institute and the Environmental Law Centre are asking municipalities to complete a short survey by March 31 (click here) about the use of environmental conservation tools and the opportunity to provide greater supports. The survey...