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  • 7 Feb 2019 1:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Alberta government and RCMP announced a new initiative called Project Lock Up.  Project Lock Up combines forces of the RCMP and citizen-led groups in an effort to better respond to crime and to give victims and citizens access to prevention tools.

    Read the full article on The Western Producer website.

  • 7 Feb 2019 1:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Read the full article on the AUMA website

    Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is helping fund a three-year pilot program to recycle agricultural plastics. The funding came after the Agricultural Plastics Recycling Program (APRG) advocated for a better solution to dispose of agricultural plastic waste. AUMA is a member of APRG, along with the Rural Municipalities of Alberta, Alberta Beef Producers, Alberta Plastics Recycling Association, Recycling of Alberta, and Alberta Environment and Parks.

    AUMA has long advocated for better recycling in Alberta. In 2018, AUMA sent a letter to the Minister of Environment and Parks asking her to develop regulations that will implement a permanent solution for agricultural plastics. The pilot program will provide some short-term relief for municipalities that are seeing agricultural plastics coming to their landfills. During the three-year pilot, AUMA plans to work with APRG and Alberta Environment and Parks on developing a policy that will see the pilot transition into a permanent solution.

    Visit AUMA’s Waste Management Hub to learn more about what AUMA is doing to modernize our recycling framework.

    For more information about agricultural plastics, please visit the Alberta Plastics Recycling Association

  • 17 Jan 2019 7:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The survey aimed at capturing the opinions of elected or administrative representatives of municipalities and Indigenous communities to provide their professional perspectives on the current impact of this legislation and on aspects that require revision or clarification on Alberta’s Police Act is now open. The survey is planned to remain open until February 16, 2019 and should take up to 15 minutes to complete. 

    This survey is part of a larger review process aimed at gathering views from stakeholders across the province on topics related to policing. The larger process includes in-person meetings with a wide array of stakeholders, which includes the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, Rural Municipalities of Alberta and Indigenous communities and organizations.  

    Link to the survey:

    https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/opinio6//s?s=43652

    If you have any questions about the process, please contact the Police Act Review Team at pareview@gov.ab.ca  or 780-217-6236.

  • 17 Jan 2019 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    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 menet@gov.ab.ca.

      Sincerely,
      The Municipal Excellence Team

  • 10 Jan 2019 2:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Play Trivia Thursdays with us and you'll have a chance to win a free one-year LGAA membership. To celebrate our 60th anniversary we're doing a little #TBT (that's Throwback Thursday for those of you don't know) on our Twitter and Linkedin! Here's how you play: 

    • Each week, we'll post a trivia question to our Twitter and Linkedin 
    • All you have to do is follow us, like the post and guess an answer to the question
    • Every time you guess an answer, your municipality will be entered to win a free one-year membership
    • Bonus: Tag someone in your organization, and if they answer, it will equal another entry! 
  • 10 Jan 2019 1:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The “Making Life Happen” program was created in partnership with CAMA and other Provincial Associations, with a mandate of raising awareness of local government with a specific focus encouraging younger Canadians to consider a municipal career.  The next time you or your staff are asked to speak to local community groups or businesses, explain local government and the role of the CAO, or talk to students about municipal government careers, “Making Life Happen” will give you the building blocks for a memorable presentation.  Tailor a message from your own municipality using the elements and main messages we have created, including a powerpoint presentation with speaking notes and handouts.  We are also pleased to have a bilingual website for this campaign:  http://www.makinglifehappen.ca.   Under the Resource Section/Recruiting the Next Generation of the CAMA Website you will find all of the promotional materials that are print ready and are provided to you in separate English and French documents along with instructions.  We hope that you and your staff will use these resources to help us promote such a gratifying career to our next generation leaders.

  • 10 Jan 2019 1:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CAMA is pleased to be launching its Member in Transition Toolkit during the 2019 Conference being held in Quebec City from May 27-29, 2019.  CAMA recognizes the landscape of transitioned CAOs throughout Canada continues to grow.   While we currently support our members in transition in a number of different ways, one of the identified work plan items in our Strategic Plan was to explore additional ways to assist members in transition.

    When a CAO is experiencing the turmoil and flow of emotions that immediately follows transition, it is often difficult to even think of the resources you need and/or where to locate them quickly when you need them.  This Toolkit is intended to be a support tool to provide guidance as you navigate your way through the various stages of transition and links to the resources you may need in any Province/Territory, to locate professional assistance.

    CAMA struck a Committee of CAOs who have all experienced transition, and this toolkit has been developed based on their very personal experiences, and to offer our support and let you know you’re not alone if you ever find yourself in this unfortunate position.  Everyone experiences transition in their own way and throughout the project we learned that often just hearing the experiences of others can be helpful.

    During the launch, the consultant, Susan Shannon, who assisted the Committee with this project, will walk thru the on-line toolkit and some of your colleagues will also share their very personal stories about their transition journey.

    Tony Kulbisky,
    Chair of the CAMA Member in Transition Toolkit
    CAMA Board Representative for Alberta

  • 3 Jan 2019 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This to give notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Local Government Administration of Alberta pursuant to Article IV, Subsection (2) of the Bylaws of the Local Government Administration of Alberta.

    The Annual General Meeting will be held at 12 noon Wednesday April 3, 2019at the Sheraton Hotel, 3310-50th Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta.

    Proposed amendments to the Bylaws of the Association to be considered at the Annual General Meeting shall be submitted to the undersigned by Monday March 4, 2019 pursuant to Article XI, Subsection (1) of the Bylaws.

    Carol Revega, Executive Director, Local Government Administration Association Box 565, Thorhild, Alberta T0A 3J0  email: info@lgaa.ab.ca

    Nominations are being received for the positions of President, First Vice-President, and Second Vice President.  A brief overview of each position follows.

    PRESIDENT

    Term:  one year

    Role:  CEO and official LGAA spokesperson.

    Responsibilities (not limited to)

    • To provide leadership and direction to the LGAA Board and Executive.

    FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

    Term:  one year

    Role: Represent the President and is the LGAA’s official spokesperson in the President’s absence

    Responsibilities: (not limited to)

    • Chairperson of the Conference,
    • Is a member of the Executive
    • Chair standing committees and ad hoc committees as required.

    SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT

    Term:  one year

    Role:  Represents the First Vice-President in the First Vice-President’s absence.

    Responsibilities: (not limited to)

    • Chairperson of the Membership and Marketing Committee,
    • Chairperson of the Bylaw and Legislative Committee,
    • Is member of the Executive
    • Chair standing committees and ad hoc committees as required.

    Please address inquiries and nominations to:

    Michelle White, Past President
    Phone: 403-747-2495
    Email: cao@villageofalix.ca

    Download the nomination form

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