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The next Mayors' Caucuses will be held at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel in Edmonton on March 5, 6 and 7.
AUMA’s Annual MLA Breakfast held in conjunction with the Spring Mayors’ Caucuses will take place on Thursday March 6 at the Chateau Lacombe.
NEW: There is now a non-refundable registration fee of $50 + GST for the Mayors’ Caucuses.
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.
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.
Typically, the agenda for all three days of the Mayors’ Caucuses 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.
Yes, there is now a non-refundable registration fee of $50+ GST and attendees are responsible for their own hotel and travel costs.
Yes, there will be a full breakfast each morning and lunch will be provided each day at noon.
Yes, you are most welcome to attend the MLA Breakfast and you would not need to pay anything more than your registration for the full day you are attending. You will have an opportunity to designate that you would like to attend the MLA Breakfast when you register online.
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:
The Caucus meetings provide the opportunity for municipalities to table RFDs on municipal issues. Send your RFDs and the appropriate background information to Maureen Ford, so they can be made available for all Mayors to review prior to the Caucus meetings. In order to present the RFD at a Mayors Caucus, the RFD must be endorsed by Council and there must be a representative from your Council to speak to the RFD.
The deadline for RFD submissions is February 19, 2014.