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This week

May 25, 2017
The deadline is fast approaching for you to register for the final offering of the Emergency Preparedness Planning course taking place on June 12. In this course, you will learn the key elements of disaster preparedness and their roles in an...
May 25, 2017
What do Alberta municipalities have to do with the K-12 education curriculum review? More than you think! The curriculum is a key opportunity to educate students about the role that municipalities play in providing the infrastructure, services and...
May 25, 2017
Municipalities have until June 15 to apply for AUMA’s 2017 Municipal Sustainability Award, which recognizes achievements in advancing cultural sustainability through: Public art projects. Protecting heritage properties. Developing or upgrading new...
May 25, 2017
In March, AUMA partnered with the Alberta Human Rights Commission to host a Symposium on how municipalities, as employers and service providers, can contribute to the elimination of racism and discrimination in Alberta’s communities. The Symposium...

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

May 25, 2017
We were saddened to learn that John Maddison, past Executive Director of the AUMA and founding member of the Society of Local Government Managers (SLGM), passed away on May 12. John’s passion was local/municipal government, and he served in...
May 25, 2017
The Canadian Council for Refugees is hosting its National Spring Consultation in Edmonton on June 1-3, 2017. The Consultation addresses issues affecting refugees and other vulnerable groups of migrants and newcomer settlement. Sessions will involve...
May 25, 2017
As municipalities know their regions better than anyone, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is inviting municipalities to participate in a six-question survey and a quick mapping exercise to identify areas of high conservation value. This initiative is...
May 25, 2017
Attention:  Elected Officials and CAOs: As part of the Business Retention and Expansion International Conference, the Greater Edmonton Economic Development Team is pleased to offer elected officials a special opportunity to attend the Opening...

In your community

May 25, 2017
Municipalities may wish to adopt a flag etiquette policy to outline when they will lower their flags to half-mast as a sign of respect and mourning for dignitaries and individuals significant to the municipality, province, or country, including:...
May 18, 2017
Municipalities throughout Alberta hold water diversion licenses for the purpose of supplying water to residents. With the license comes a responsibility to monitor and regularly report water use to the Government of Alberta through the online Water...
May 18, 2017
In April, the Government of Canada announced it has implemented a name-blind hiring program as part of a pilot project across six government departments. The outcomes of the project will be compared with the outcomes of traditional screening...
May 18, 2017
Planning and managing major construction projects can be a complex undertaking for municipalities, with many stakeholders involved. Accordingly, risk management professionals typically recommend that project-specific insurance is acquired to...