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December 5, 2017
AUMA is pleased to report the new Board of Directors and Executive Committee as a result of the Board elections held during the 2017 annual convention. AUMA’s Board of Directors: Chair: Barry Morishita, Mayor, City of Brooks Director, Cities up to...
December 5, 2017
April 24, 2018, is the deadline for you to submit your application for the Smart Cities Challenge. Announced by Minister Infrastructure and Communities on November 23, 2017, the competition is open to all communities – not just cities - to show how...
November 21, 2017
On November 17, 2017, the province tabled An Act to Control and Regulate Cannabis, the legislation that sets out how non-medicinal cannabis will be distributed and sold in Alberta.  The Act will allow for two kinds of cannabis retail sales in...
November 16, 2017
The 2017 AMSC Trade Show, in conjunction with the AUMA Convention, is one week away! The AMSC team is looking forward to seeing you in Calgary Nov. 22 – Nov. 23, 2017 at the TELUS Convention Centre. We have more than 100 trade show booths for you to...

Living well

March 16, 2016
As experts in municipalities, the AMSC Retirement services team works closely with our strategic partners to offer retirement and savings programs designed specifically to meet the needs of members. Incorporating these initiatives as part of a total...
February 3, 2016
Do your employees know what to do in a blizzard? The massive blizzard that struck the northeastern United States in January is a reminder that winter storms are serious business and that everyone needs to be prepared. Here are 10 tips to help your...
February 3, 2016
As tax season is just around the corner, many employees are thinking about their financial goals and income tax deductions.  As employers, municipalities may receive questions about providing tools that can assist their employees in planning and...
December 16, 2015
Parents seek to guide their children by talking about important family and personal issues - like healthy eating. However, children often hear one thing and see another. As such, they won’t perceive healthy eating as important if it is not something...

Happening now

December 5, 2017
Alberta Health’s Opioid Response Public Awareness Grants for Communities provide municipalities the opportunity to assist the Government to address the opioid crisis and reduce harm. The deadline to submit grant proposals is December 22, 2017. Three...
December 5, 2017
On November 22, 2017, the federal government released the details of its 10-year, $40 billion National Housing Strategy (NHS). The NHS commits to: Building up to 100,000 new affordable housing units. Repairing up to 300,000 existing affordable...
November 21, 2017
Applications are now being accepted for all components of the 2017/18 Alberta Community Partnership grant program, including the Intermunicipal Collaboration (IC) and Mediation and Collaborative Processes (MCP) components. IC applications are due by...
November 16, 2017
On November 15, 2017, AAMDC members voted on a resolution entitled “AAMDC refusal to engage in exploratory discussion to merge with AUMA,” with the motion that “the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC) refuse to enter into...

In your community

December 5, 2017
Congratulations to the Town of Blackfalds on receiving AUMA’s 2017 Sustainability in Action Award for populations of 2,500 to 10,000. The Town of Blackfalds’ Municipal Sustainability Plan provides guidance on achieving cultural sustainability goals...
December 5, 2017
Congratulations to the Town of Cochrane on receiving AUMA’s 2017 Sustainability in Action Award for populations over 10,000. The Town of Cochrane commissioned a play entitled Dreaming Alberta to raise awareness of environmental issues in the area...
November 21, 2017
The Town of Olds has been selected as one of the worlds’ 21 smart communities from among 400 applicants and has a shot at the Intelligent Community of the Year Award for 2018. This award granted from a New York based think tank, the Intelligent...
November 21, 2017
Many municipalities have formed regional waste management commissions or authorities to collaborate on municipal solid waste management. The study for a proposed Regional Organics Facility conducted in the St. Paul Region is a good example of...