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November 16, 2017
The 2017 AMSC Trade Show, in conjunction with the AUMA Convention, is one week away! The AMSC team is looking forward to seeing you in Calgary Nov. 22 – Nov. 23, 2017 at the TELUS Convention Centre. We have more than 100 trade show booths for you to...
November 16, 2017
Although not an official part of the AUMA Convention and AMSC Tradeshow, we do like to share information with our members about opportunities to meet with government.  All inquiries regarding the following should be directed to the respective...
November 16, 2017
We are days away from the 2017 AUMA Convention & AMSC Trade Show, and now is about that time that members start to prepare for their arrival. Whether you are a seasoned AUMA Convention veteran, or a first-time attendee, it never hurts to refresh...
November 8, 2017
Based on input from members, AUMA’s Board of Directors has updated AUMA’s resolutions policies, which outline the process for the Resolutions Sessions which take place at AUMA’s Annual Convention.  Here is what you need to know to make the most out...

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

November 16, 2017
On November 15, 2017, AAMDC members voted on a resolution entitled “AAMDC refusal to engage in exploratory discussion to merge with AUMA,” with the motion that “the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC) refuse to enter into...
November 8, 2017
The Government of Alberta has recently released the Stakeholder Feedback Summary Report on the Sand and Gravel Program review. Province-wide consultations occurred in January and February of 2017, where government sought feedback on topics such as:...
November 8, 2017
Is your municipality looking for sustainable solutions to waste management, neighbourhood infrastructure retrofits, or asset management strategies? FCM is hosting a free webinar series on November 14, 21, and 27, to discuss innovative solutions that...
November 8, 2017
On October 26, AMSC successfully completed its RFP for aggregate wholesale electrical energy, which resulted in approximately 15 to 20 per cent savings to AMSC clients. AMSC offers energy aggregation as a value-added service to its customers. The...

In your community

November 8, 2017
Does your municipality have a shining CPO star? The Alberta Association of Community Peace Officers (AACPO) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 AACPO Award of Excellence, which will be presented at the banquet during the 2018 Winter Training...
November 8, 2017
A new guidebook will help municipalities looking to set up a local conservation easement program.   Alberta’s local governments are increasingly being called on to help conserve the province’s ecologically-sensitive and agriculturally valuable lands...
November 8, 2017
November has been declared Radon Action Month in Canada! Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, leading to about 16 per cent of lung cancer deaths...
November 2, 2017
Is your municipality working to meet the transportation needs of seniors and people with disabilities? The Medically At-Risk Driver (MARD) Centre at the University of Alberta conducted a 2016-17 Provincial Transportation Needs Assessment of seniors...