News

This week

June 22, 2017
Municipalities and community agencies are encouraged to apply for provincial funding to support programs that strengthen economic and social opportunities for Indigenous people living in urban communities.  Through the Indigenous Relations Urban...
June 22, 2017
The province is inviting municipalities located in Northern Alberta and near the Rockies to engage in developing range plans for the recovery of woodland caribou populations by visiting the province’s Caribou Range Planning web page and completing a...
June 22, 2017
Municipal water operators are encouraged to attend the October 2017 Water Week North Conference in Grande Prairie so that they can learn about and discuss water treatment, wastewater treatment, water distribution, and wastewater collection. Hosted...
June 14, 2017
Canada’s 150th is fast approaching and the AUMA wants to know how your community is celebrating!  Send your Canada Day event information and photos to communications@auma.ca or tweet @TheAUMA with the hashtag #ABCanada150 and we will share your...

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

June 22, 2017
Thank you to the nearly 150 municipal leaders who attended the June Mayors’ Caucus according to their size of community. Okotoks was a proud host and did a fantastic job making us feel welcome.  If you attended and haven’t yet completed your...
June 22, 2017
AUMA and FCM are providing supports to attract and retain female municipal elected officials as part of our goal to reach the UN target of 30 per cent female participation.  While some progress was made in 2013, the 2017 municipal election is a key...
June 22, 2017
Attendees at last week’s Mayors’ Caucus in Okotoks were pleased to be recipients of a cheque presentation with AUMA President Lisa Holmes totaling $401,984. Over 180 regular and associate municipalities were eligible for this rebate in recognition...
June 22, 2017
Municipalities are invited to join engagement sessions across Alberta to develop a new Bicycle Facility Design Guide. Created by a partnership between Alberta Transportation, Rocky View County, the City of Calgary, the City of Edmonton, the City of...

In your community

June 22, 2017
Congratulations to Strathcona County on receiving the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) Professional Development Award for the County’s priority-based budgeting (PBB) approach to business planning and budgeting. “Municipal...
June 22, 2017
Building on the work that Vegreville and AUMA conducted in Alberta, municipalities across Canada have joined the call for the federal government to improve decision-making and municipal engagement on the closure of federal offices. Ninety-five...
June 22, 2017
Time is running out to nominate municipal leaders in your community for a 2017 AUMA Award. These awards will be presented during AUMA’s annual convention. Distinguished Service Award—for municipal elected officials who have served 20 or more years...
June 22, 2017
Over the past year, members offered feedback on how the Measuring Inclusion Tool developed through AUMA’s Welcoming and Inclusive Communities (WIC) initiative could be improved.  In response to your feedback, we updated the tool and tested it at the...