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Meetings with Government at Convention

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 contact person for the ministry or agency.

Municipal Affairs – Grants and Education Property Tax

Municipal Affairs grant program staff will be available to discuss the Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) program, the Alberta Community Partnership (ACP) program, the administration of the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF), and the Small Communities Fund (SCF) as well as any other ministry grant related questions during the Fall AUMA convention in Calgary.  Please note these meetings are intended for administrative officers and staff since the objective is to discuss topics that are programmatic and administrative in nature (e.g. MSI program, ACP program, etc.).  A boardroom will be available at Le Germain Hotel Calgary (899, Centre Street SW) for one-on-one meetings on November 22 and 23, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If municipalities wish to arrange a meeting with a member of the Municipal Affairs grant staff, please contact Carol Klassen, toll-free by dialing 310-0000, then 780-422-8051 or by email at by November 17, 2017. 

Municipal Affairs – Meetings with Minister Shaye Anderson

Minister Anderson has booked meetings with municipalities upon their request and will not be booking any additional meetings at the convention. Any councils wishing to meet with the Minister after the convention are invited to contact the Minister’s office.

Alberta Environment and Parks – Meetings with Minister Shannon Phillips

Alberta Environment and Parks will be taking meetings with the Minister on November 22 or 23, at the McDougall Centre.  Municipalities wanting to meet with the Minister should contact Grace Spurvey at to make arrangements.

Alberta Health – Meetings with Deputy Minister Brandy Payne

Alberta Health will be meeting with municipalities on November 23, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, at the McDougall Centre. AUMA currently does not have contact information for booking meetings, or if these have already been scheduled.

Alberta Transportation – Meetings with Minister Brian Mason

Alberta Transportation has scheduled meetings with municipalities that had already submitted requests to meet with the Minister. No additional meetings during convention will be scheduled. Any communities wishing to meet with the Minster after convention are invited to contact the Minister’s office.

Municipalities have also received an invitation to meet with Transportation staff at the convention. If you have not yet scheduled a meeting and would like to, please contact the regional office identified within your invitation.


RCMP have already booked meetings with communities and will not be booking any additional meetings during convention.  Communities wishing to arrange meetings after convention are asked to contact Inspector Shane Ramteemal at or Liane Coulter at