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  • 4 Jun 2020 12:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Communities ChooseWell, Alberta Health Services, and the Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention have partnered to create a free eCourse titled, Healthy Eating in Recreation Settings. The eCourse consists of eight 15-minute modules to guide you to evaluate your environment and revamp your concession stand menu. The program is designed for recreation professionals, food service providers, municipal leaders, and coaches.

  • 7 May 2020 9:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Did you know that Alberta Municipal Affairs has been releasing weekly advisories on issues affecting municipalities during the COVID-19 outbreak? Each issue covers timely topics such as issues related to the enforcement of the Public Health Act orders, property tax deferrals, campgrounds, updates to Municipal Government Act regulations and many others.
  • 25 Mar 2020 10:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As the delivery of municipal services shifts due to COVID-19, leaders may be reflecting on how to better support staff. Current issues may include the integration of technology for staff to work remotely, how to manage difficult decisions associated with reduced hours or layoffs, or how to bounce back once Alberta recovers from the outbreak. 

    Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada offers a variety of free papers that may inspire new ideas on how you lead in your current environment. Example topics include trust and performance, demystifying technology, organizational change, the impact of layoffs, and many others.

  • 25 Mar 2020 10:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    LGAA’s 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was scheduled to be held on April 22nd. Due to the risks of COVID-19 and potential challenges in achieving quorum, the 2020 AGM is now rescheduled to be held at the same time as the 2020 Conference in October. Details about timing, nominations, and resolutions for the 2020 AGM will be announced in a future issue of our E-Bulletin newsletter.
  • 25 Mar 2020 10:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As community leaders, LGAA members may be looking for resources on how to support the response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Suggested resources include: 

    The Government of Alberta has developed ten posters that promote awareness on how to limit the spread of COVID-19. Municipalities are encouraged to make the posters available to not-for-profit organizations and businesses as well as post them in public facilities. The posters are customized per the environment such as a grocery store, restaurant, general information on social distancing, and others.

  • 28 Feb 2020 8:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    AUMA and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) have released an updated version of their Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework Workbook. The Workbook was updated to support the province’s changes to the ICF requirements, which were passed n 2019 through Bill 25, the Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act.

  • 28 Feb 2020 8:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Developed by Alberta Municipal Affairs in 2018, the CAO Handbook provides a quick reference to the roles and responsibilities of a CAO and the legislation that affects municipalities. The Handbook covers a broad range of topics such as bylaws that are mandatory, investment policies, fire protection requirements, delegations before council, and numerous other topics and resources. 

  • 28 Feb 2020 8:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Municipal Affairs is asking municipalities to ensure that all completed Intermunicipal Collaboration Frameworks (ICFs) be emailed to icf@gov.ab.ca, and copied to Gary Sandberg, Assistant Deputy Minister, Municipal Services Division, at gary.sandberg@gov.ab.ca. Completed ICFs should not be sent to the Minister of Municipal Affairs.

  • 12 Feb 2020 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • The Honourable Kaycee Madu, Minister of Municipal Affairs has announced that the Ministry is accepting submissions for the 19th annual awards that recognize municipal government excellence. The 2020 program offers awards in the following categories:

    • Partnership
    • Building Economic Strength
    • Service Delivery Innovation
    • Enhancing Community Safety
    • Small Municipalities (less than 5,000 population)

    The submission deadline is March 31, 2020. More details are available on Municipal Affairs’ website

  • 26 Jan 2020 8:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Is your municipality debating the choice between using Excel spreadsheets versus specialized software for managing your asset management needs? If so, check out FCM’s two-page guide on the key questions you should ask before purchasing asset management software.

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