In light of the need for Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) training to meet new Municipal Government Act requirements, AUMA is advocating for Municipal Affairs to provide further training options. The ministry indicates it is considering our request and will provide an update in the near future.
Some municipalities may want to consider forming a regional SDAB, as municipalities with low development rates may not require a stand-alone SDAB. A regional SDAB may improve efficiency for all municipalities involved.
In addition, private law firms are also offering fee-for-service training options for municipalities. Brownlee LLP is hosting SDAB workshops in Calgary and Edmonton. Please register to secure your spot. Additionally, some municipalities have contracted Reynolds Mirth, Richards and Farmer to deliver training sessions directly.