With Alberta’s summer village elections concluding this week, and general municipal elections just over six weeks away, now is the time to register for Munis 101 for your new and returning elected officials.
One question that has popped up is why would elected officials who have taken prior Elected Officials Education Program (EOEP) courses need to take Munis 101.
In reviewing the upcoming changes with the MGA, we saw an opportunity to realign the course to reflect those changes, as well as condense the 21 modules into a five course program with the two-day flagship course, Munis 101. This would expedite the training process and reduce the training costs for municipalities.
Given the new Munis 101 course includes changes to the MGA, we are recommending that all elected officials – new and incumbent – along with their CAOs take the new course to ensure they have the same information and are up-to-date on the MGA. Understanding this could be expensive for municipalities, we have reduced the cost to only $200 per participant during the 90-day window for elected officials to receive training in accordance with MGA requirements.
Summer villages have two sessions coming up in September:
- September 11 - 12, 2017 – Ponoka
- September 16 - 17, 2017 – Edmonton
The other 12 sessions are primarily for officials from the October election:
- October 30 - 31, 2017 – Camrose
- November 2 - 3, 2017 – Grande Prairie
- November 4 - 5, 2017 – Lacombe
- November 27 - 28, 2017 – Vermilion
- November 30 - December 1, 2017 – Drumheller
- December 2 - 3, 2017 – Medicine Hat
- December 4 - 5, 2017 – Cochrane
- December 7 - 8, 2017 – Westlock
- December 11 - 12, 2017 – Manning
- December 14 - 15, 2017 – Lac La Biche
- January 8 - 9, 2018 – Lethbridge
- January 11 - 12, 2018 – High Prairie
To ensure attendance on your preferred date and location, be sure to register early using placeholder information until your new council has been confirmed.
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