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Summer 2015 Caucuses

June 17: municipalities with under 2,500 population
June 18: municipalities with 2,500-10,000 population
June 19: municipalities with populations greater than 10,000


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In 2009, the AUMA Board of Directors scheduled the first Mayors’ Caucus meetings. They were designed as way to meet with groups of members based on population thresholds to facilitate decision-making by establishing direct communications on a regular basis.

The meetings in 2009 proved to be very popular. In fact, the vast majority of members from all three population groups reported that the experience was beneficial and worthwhile. More importantly, caucus decisions and discussions have provided the AUMA Board clear direction on specific matters.

The population thresholds are:

  • Populations under 2,500
  • Populations from 2,501 to 10,000
  • Populations greater than 10,000

Who should attend the event?
AUMA members are welcome to attend (i.e. Mayors, Councillors, and CAOs). Municipalities are welcome to send more than one elected official. If you are a CAO and an elected official from your municipality is not attending, you are still welcome to attend this event.

Do I have to attend the Caucus that corresponds to my community’s population?
No. While most AUMA members do prefer to attend the caucus that corresponds to their community’s population, members are welcome to attend an alternate session if needed/desired. 

Will the agenda be the same on all three days?
Typically, the agenda for all three days of the Mayors Caucus is quite similar because AUMA believes it is important to provide all of our members with updates on the most important policy issues and initiatives. However, the issues raised by members and discussions do tend to differ during each day of the caucus. Further, the format of the Caucus allows similar-sized municipalities the opportunity to network and provide AUMA with more specific direction on their respective needs.

Is there a cost to register for the event?
Yes, the cost is $75 . Attendees are responsible for their own hotel and travel costs.

Will breakfast and lunch be provided?
Yes, there will be a full breakfast each morning and lunch will be provided each day at noon.


The Caucus meetings provide the opportunity for municipalities to table RFDs on municipal issues. Send your RFDs and the appropriate background information to AUMA Advocacy so they can be made available for all Mayors to review prior to the caucus meetings. In order to present the RFD at a caucus, the RFD must be endorsed by council and there must be a representative from your council to speak to it.

The deadline for submitting RFDs for the June 2015 Mayors Caucus is June 1.

Download the RFD template   

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