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  • 18 Jul 2018 3:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On June 27, 2018, AUMA hosted a webinar on the Investing in Canada program, which is now available online. The webinar provided an overview of the Investing in Canada plan, tips for applicants and answers to municipal questions about the program. We want to thank Jennifer Demeria and Caroline Thomson from Alberta Infrastructure for participating and answering our members’ questions. We also want to thank all of you who were able to participate.

    There are some outstanding questions we hope to get answers on:

    1. Can MSI be used to cover the provincial portion of the Investing in Canada grant?
    2. Does the gas tax fund count as provincial funding?
    3. Does the MCCAC grant funding count as a provincial grant?

    We will continue to update you once we have more information.

    The Municipal Affairs grants website has a list of most the provincially available grants and their criteria from all departments. To qualify for Investing in Canada, 33.3 per cent of costs must be covered by the province. When you are assembling your proposals, this website can be a great tool to help you identify your provincial funding source.

  • 18 Jul 2018 3:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With summer in full swing, revellers across the province are having an easier time finding licensed venues where they can celebrate in the sun, thanks to updated liquor service regulations.

    This is the second summer during which licensed restaurants and bars in Alberta have had greater control over the size of their outdoor patios, their design and where customers enter and exit.

    There are fewer restrictions on how patios are built and the regulations clearly define how sidewalk patios can be opened and operated. This has allowed venues to take advantage of the unique character of their buildings and better serve their neighbourhoods and customers.

    Beyond changes to patio policy, venues licensed to serve liquor also benefit from fewer restrictions on how their licensed areas are separated from unlicensed areas or areas under a different type of licence. Specifically, licensees can now:

    • Connect licensed premises to other areas without the need for previously required one-metre-high separations.
    • Have a single permanent opening between two licensed premises where they are operated by the same licensee.
    • Offer direct access to a licenced premises from another licenced area with suitably defined permanent or portable barriers.
    • Define a licensed premises using permanent or portable barriers such as planters, ropes, railings or similar items.

    Part of AGLC’s mandate is to ensure Alberta’s liquor industry operates effectively, with integrity and in a socially responsible manner. Clear and efficient policies support this mandate and help sustain a responsible liquor industry that meets the expectations of Albertans.

    For more information, visit AGLC online

  • 18 Jul 2018 2:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This October, the University of Alberta's School of Business is running a municipal conversation series in Edmonton, Alberta. 

    For more information about the series or the program, visit the Alberta School of Business online. 


    The world around us is changing, and we need to change with it. Cooperation and collaboration are fast becoming the order of the day, not just because of government legislation, but because that is what communities need to do in order to grow and prosper in a rapidly changing world.

    COMPETENCIES (concepts, techniques and ideas)

    • Create an Inter-Municipal Collaboration Framework – checklist & techniques
    • Facilitate a collaboration process – phases and activities
    • Develop shared service strategies – options analysis and action plans
    • Initiate a regional strategic action plan – implementation and monitoring
    • Collaboration Road Map – to design and sustain initial collaborative efforts
    • Collaboration Tool Kit – to lead and/or help efforts to work with other organizations
    • Shared Service Criteria – to select targets for some easier initial wins
    • Collaboration Template – to guide the development of an agreement(s)

  • 18 Jul 2018 8:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On June 20, 2018, the Honourable Shaye Anderson, Minister of Municipal Affairs, announced the beginning of consultations with Albertans and key stakeholders regarding the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA).

    All Albertans are being asked for their feedback on a variety of topics related to local elections, and government wants to hear from you as it considers making changes to this important piece of legislation. One way to provide feedback is by completing the online survey, which will be open until July 31, 2018. Municipal Affairs has also created a discussion guide to assist you in completing the questionnaire. 

    Both the survey and the guide can be found online by clicking here

  • 4 Jul 2018 11:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    FCM's Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) provides funding for projects that will help Canadian cities and communities of all sizes enhance their asset management practices. The goal of the program is to help municipalities make informed investment decisions for infrastructure assets, such as roads, buildings, water supply and sanitation systems, in order to deliver value for money while best serving citizens' needs.

    We provide funding for up to 80 per cent of total eligible project costs, to a maximum of $50,000.* Projects must be completed within 11 months from funding approval notice.

    Deadline to apply

    Subject to funding availability, applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until June 2020.
  • 4 Jul 2018 11:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Municipal Innovators Conference is coming to Calgary, September 19-21, 2018. This event is designed for the municipal innovator, the civic disruptor, the change-maker who wants to make our cities even better – do you fit the bill?

    Register now and be part of three days of game-changing workshops, presentations and tours, including:

    • RE: THINK - What makes a Resilient City? Keynote by 100 Resilient Cities’ ‘Team Canada’
    • RE: INVENT – Bold Experimentation in Complex Systems keynote by Dr. Patrick Finn
    • RE: WORK – Why Indigenous Leadership Matters keynote by Gabrielle Scrimshaw
    • RE: BUILD – Innovating Infrastructure in Mid-Size Cities conversation with the Evergreen Foundation
    • Words from Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and City Manager Jeff Fielding
    • A one-of-a-kind party that only Calgary could host

    And so much more, to be announced! Registration and more on the Municipal Innovators Conference website.

  • 4 Jul 2018 11:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ICF/IDP Workshops are being offered in locations throughout Alberta. The workshops are designed to provide the opportunity for representatives of bordering municipalities to work directly together and jointly assess what work and strategic approach is needed to complete their ICFs and IDPs by April 1, 2020. 

    The workshop is targeted to have the Chief Elected Official (CEO) and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) from each bordering municipality attend.  It is important to coordinate with your bordering municipality to ensure you attend the same workshop to start this important work together. Please coordinate and mark your calendars with the date and location you will be attending with your bordering municipality. “

    Objectives of the workshop:

    At the end of the workshop, the municipalities will understand the requirements of an ICF, have a draft plan on how to approach their ICFs and know where to get resources to assist in completing their ICFs and IDPs.   

    Workshop Design and Approach:

    The design of the workshop is to have both rural and urban neighbours work together in the workshop to jointly assess what work and strategic approach is needed to complete the required ICFs within 2 years. The Rural and Urban municipal neighbours will be put into breakout groups and use the ICF guide to help assess what work and strategic approach they want to take to complete the ICFs. 

    For more information, or to register contact info@stettlercounty.ca

  • 4 Jul 2018 10:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As part of its commitment to to life-long learning and professional development, the LGAA provides two scholarships each year to members of the Local Government Administration Association. 

    One scholarship (up to $1000) is provided to a member who is enrolled OR ARE enrolling into the National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration(NACLAA Level 1). 

    The second scholarship (up to $1000) is provided to a member enrolled OR ARE enrolling in educational courses that encourage professional development in the municipal field. 

    For more information or to review eligibility, download the scholarship form

  • 7 Jun 2018 5:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Wednesday, May 30th, President Kelly Lloyd was pleased to provide an overview of LGAA to the Municipal Interns at Commerce Place in Edmonton during their orientation.

    Bringing awareness of the Association, membership benefits and encouraging new administrative interns to participate in zone meetings and our annual conference were highlights of the presentation. 

    The Municipal Internship Program is offered by Alberta Municipal Affairs to help build the management capacity of Alberta’s municipal governments. By supporting municipalities and planning service agencies to host interns, and recruiting recent post-secondary graduates interested in a career in municipal administration, finance or land use planning, the Municipal Internship Program aims to train and develop well-rounded future leaders for the province’s municipalities. 

  • 31 Jan 2018 9:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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