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Have a say by joining an AUMA committee!

July 30, 2019

If you are a municipal elected official or senior administrator and want to shape the direction of AUMA’s policy and advocacy work, you will want to apply for one of the following AUMA committees for 2019:

  • Infrastructure and Energy Committee looks at matters pertaining to municipal infrastructure and its financing, municipal infrastructure related grants and transfers, tangible capital assets, asset management, transportation and public works, roads and bridges, rights of way including utilities, energy policies and market access, and disaster planning and emergency management.
  • Municipal Governance Committee looks at matters pertaining to the Municipal Government Act and related legislation, property assessment and tax policy, municipal revenue and cost sharing, intermunicipal cooperation, the municipal sustainability strategy, roles and responsibilities of municipalities, citizen engagement, indigenous relations, and convention resolutions.
  • Safe and Healthy Communities Committee considers issues relating to health and safety (including emergency medical response and police funding), social programs (FCSS, poverty reduction, affordable housing and homelessness), culture and recreation, and welcoming and inclusive communities.
  • Sustainability and Environment Committee reviews matters pertaining to water, climate change, clean air, brownfields, solid waste management, land use planning and cumulative effects management, and municipal sustainability planning.
  • Small Communities Committee provides input on opportunities and challenges affecting the sustainability of small communities.  This Committee is also responsible for providing a small communities perspective on key AUMA policy initiatives.

You can also put your financial skills to good use by applying to participate on the Audit and Finance Committee, which is responsible for ensuring the overall integrity of financial systems and practices for AUMA and its associated entities, or the Investment Advisory Committee, which is responsible for using appropriate methodologies and processes to ensure the internal investment funds and those held in trust or by agreement are well-managed and operate in compliance.

Participating on a committee provides an opportunity to influence the direction of policy and programs while ensuring your municipality’s interests are addressed.  In addition, you will gain greater awareness of AUMA/AMSC initiatives and can increase your network and leadership skills.

Complete the Committee Interest application form today.  Applicants, including current committee members, must complete the application form and submit by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019.  The AUMA Board will select committee members based on expertise and criteria ensuring balance and representation of various regions shortly thereafter.