Local Government Administration Association of Alberta

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Membership

LGAA is your source for professional networking and learning opportunities to advance your career in Alberta’s municipal government sector. Whether you are just starting out or nearing retirement, we offer the training and opportunities you need to succeed in your career. If you are looking to expand your knowledge and build connections with municipal administrators across the province, then an LGAA membership is right for you. 

Membership Benefits

  • Build connections and support networks through our virtual networking events, zone meetings, annual conference, and other events.
  • Receive discounted rates for our educational webinars, annual conference, and other training and events.
  • Keep up to date on sector-specific issues through our bi-weekly e-newsletter.
  • Access our member question forum where you can post questions and engage with other members on pertinent municipal topics.
  • Access past event presentations and resources.
  • Opportunities to volunteer for committees and provincial consultations on emerging municipal issues.

Membership Fee

The 2021 membership fee is $225 plus GST. Membership fees are based on the calendar year of January 1 to December 31. 

Process to Apply

Below you will find information about the four types of membership. Once you apply, LGAA will review your application to determine your membership type. All members enjoy access to the same programs and services, but opportunities to be elected to the Board of Directors or select committees may be limited to Registered Members only. Contact us if you have any questions about membership. 

Please note that LGAA membership is linked to you as an individual, not your organization. If you leave your organization, your membership stays with you. If your email address changes, please remember to update your email in your profile.

Membership Types

Registered Member

    May be obtained by any person who is currently employed by a municipal government in Alberta and has been in a senior administrative position for one year and has completed:

    • a minimum of eight (8) accredited courses of study approved by the Association; or
    • has successfully completed the National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration; or
    • has graduated from an accredited college or university with a diploma or degree related to the discipline of public administration.

      Associate Member

      May be obtained by anyone currently employed in municipal government that does not meet the requirements of a registered member.

      Non Resident Registered Member

      May be obtained by any person who, is not a resident of Alberta, has been in a senior administrative position in Canada for at least three (3) years and has completed:

      • a minimum of eight (8) accredited courses of study approved by the Association; or
      • has successfully completed the National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration; or
      • has graduated from an accredited college or university with a diploma or degree related to the discipline of public administration.

      Affiliate Member

      May be any individual person or corporation who acknowledges and endorses the purpose and objectives of the Local Government Administration Association and desires to be a member in this classification.

      Please note that National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration Program  may be obtained through the University of Alberta Extension, Continuing Education, Public Sector Programs. 

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