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Check out our current events or view the event calendar for what's upcoming!

View the 2023 Event Calendar  (updated January 25, 2023)

Most of our events are open to anyone, but our preferred member pricing and first-time member promotion makes purchasing a membership a worthwhile option. Learn more...

The following events are currently open for registration:

    • 8 Mar 2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • Zoom

    In celebration of International Women's Day, the Women in Local Government Administration (WILGA) Working Group will be hosting an online panel conversation featuring women in municipal leadership positions from across Canada. The panelists will discuss the challenges and successes of working in the municipal sector and their approach to embracing equity. 

    How To Register

    Click here to be re-directed to WILGA's registration page

    As a partner to WILGA, LGAA encourages its members and any municipal administrator to attend on March 8th to participate in this important conversation.

    About WILGA

    WILGA was formed in 2021 based on a partnership of:

    WILGA's overarching goal is to bring women in local government together from across Canada and create opportunities for awareness, education, and networking.

    Follow WILGA on LinkedIn

    • 10 Mar 2023
    • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Zoom
    Register

    What do CAOs and professional sports coaches have in common? They are often asked to leave the team.

    Some may find this funny, but the truth is the CAO position can be an incredibly unstable role due to its closeness to the political activities and interests of council. When things are not going as council envisions, the CAO is often left to blame, resulting in their termination. This is why CAOs should be prepared to negotiate a contract that protects their personal interests.

    On March 10, LGAA will host a webinar to talk about design and negotiations for CAO employment agreements. This 75-minute webinar will cover topics on:

    • What questions you should be asking council in your interview,
    • How to approach negotiations of your compensation package,
    • What types of protections should be in a CAO’s employment contract, and
    • What to do if you see some red flags before accepting the agreement.

    Cost

    Members            Free

    Non-Members  $75 + GST

    Who should attend?

    Current or aspiring chief administrative officers. 

    Speakers

    This panel discussion will be moderated by LGAA President Jason Wallsmith and will feature expertise and insights from:

    Michael Aasen, Lawyer

    Michael is a Partner with McLennan Ross LLP where he specializes in employment law advising and representing employers and executives on all aspects of the employee-employer relationship. Michael is an experienced advocate with extensive trial, tribunal and administrative hearing experience.

    Rudy Friesen, CAO

    After an extensive career in agriculture and exhibition management, Rudy joined the municipal sector in 2021 as the CAO for the Village of Cremona and now serves as the CAO for the Town of Bowden.

    Ryan Leuzinger, CAO and LGAA 2nd Vice President

    Ryan has 15 years’ experience in the municipal sector in a range of leadership roles. This includes experience as the CAO for the Town of Sundre and Town of Milk River, and now as the CAO for the Town of Three Hills.

    Laura Swain, CAO

    After four years with the Government of Alberta, Laura joined Parkland County in 2016 where she has held leadership roles in corporate and strategic planning, corporate services, and has now been the CAO for the County since 2020.

    Sponsored by:


    • 27 Jun 2023
    • 29 Jun 2023
    • Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre, 511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB
    Register

    LGAA is excited to host our 2023 Conference & Trade Show in Canmore on June 27-29, 2023 including pre-Conference activities on June 26, 2023. Take advantage of:

    • Your choice of 20+ educational sessions,
    • A leadership stream for those looking to build their skills as a leader,
    • A technical stream for those looking to grow their operational knowledge,
    • Evening entertainment, and
    • Numerous opportunities to network municipal administrative leaders from across Alberta.

    Visit our Conference webpage for the most current information!

    LOCATION

    Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre

    511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB

    RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM

    LGAA has secured a block of rooms at the Coast Canmore Hotel at a rate of $239 per night (excluding fees and taxes). To reserve a room: 

    • Book your room online, or

    • Call 1-800-663-1144 and quote that you are attending the "LGAA 2023 Conference & Tradeshow" or provide code CCM-GFC5830.

    NOTICE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

    Please note that a photographer may be present at the event. By entering the Conference & Trade Show premises, you consent that you may be included in photos, which LGAA may use in future promotional materials.

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    Cancellation requests received by June 19, 2023 will receive a full refund less a $50.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after June 19 are not eligible for a refund. Cancellations requests must be submitted in writing to info@lgaa.ab.ca

    TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION

    If you are unable to attend the event and wish to transfer your registration to another individual, you may do so by emailing info@lgaa.ab.ca. Requests for transfer will be accepted until June 25, 2023. 

    COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

    Your personal information is collected for the purposes of processing your registration. This information is maintained in a confidential and secure manner and is not sold or shared with other organizations. 

    • 28 Jun 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre, 511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB
    • 8
    Register

    This year's Trade Show will be held on June 28, 2023 at the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre in Canmore, Alberta. 

    View the Trade Show brochure

    LOCATION

    Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre

    511 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB

    TRADE SHOW HOURS

    Move in

    June 27, 2023 at 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.

    June 28, 2023 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Trade Show

    June 28, 2023 at 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Move out

    June 28, 2023 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 

    ACCOMMODATIONS

    If you require accommodations, LGAA has secured a block of rooms at the Coast Canmore Hotel at a rate of $239 per night (excluding fees and taxes). To reserve a room: 

    • Book your room online, or

    • Call 1-800-663-1144 and quote that you are attending the "LGAA 2023 Conference & Tradeshow" or provide code CCM-GFC5830.

    NOTICE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

    Please note that a photographer may be present at the event. By entering the Trade Show premises, you consent that you may be included in photos, which LGAA may use in future promotional materials.

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