To: All Municipal Administrators and Municipal Associations
Subject: 2019 Minister’s Awards for Municipal Excellence
The Honourable Shaye Anderson, Minister of Municipal Affairs, is pleased to announce the 2019 Minister’s Awards of Municipal Excellence. The 18th annual awards recognize municipal government excellence and promotes knowledge sharing among municipalities.
An independent review committee comprised of representatives from various municipal associations will recommend award recipients in five categories and, if chosen by the committee, one award for outstanding achievement:
Innovation – Recognizes a leading practice embodying the first use of an idea in a municipal context in Alberta (municipalities with a population of less than 500,000);
Partnership – Recognizes a leading municipal practice involving consultation, co-ordination and co-operation with other municipalities, jurisdictions or organizations (municipalities with a population of less than 500,000);
Safe Communities – Recognizes a leading practice focused on making municipalities safer through prevention and enforcement (municipalities with a population of less than 500,000);
Smaller Municipalities – Recognizes the innovative practices developed by communities with less than 3,000 residents;
Larger Municipalities – Recognizes an innovative and creative practice of larger municipalities with populations of 500,000 or greater that have a substantial resource base and who can partner with departments within the municipality’s control; and
Outstanding Achievement – Recognizes a municipality or municipal partnership that has helped to inspire action and change that has benefited local government practice in Alberta. This award, if chosen by the review committee, recognizes the best submission from the other categories.
All municipalities are eligible. The review committee considers the practice in relation to the size and available resources of the municipality. The submission form and additional details can be found on the Municipal Excellence Awards webpage at: www.municipalaffairs.gov.ab.ca/1595. The deadline for submissions is March 29, 2019.
If you have any questions regarding the Minister’s Awards for Municipal Excellence please direct them to the Municipal Excellence Team: at 780-427-2225, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Municipal Excellence Team