April 21, 2021
AUMA/AMSC DIGEST
ADVOCACY UPDATES
  • Additional small business support
  • Federal Budget
  • Spring Legislation Status

Read the full update here.
Thank-you to everyone who attended AUMA’s Spring Municipal Leaders’ Caucus! We appreciate your engagement and will use the feedback you provided to inform our advocacy going forward.

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AUMA is joining Economic Developers Alberta to help amplify the importance of economic development by inviting you to officially proclaim May 9 to 15 as International Economic Development Week!

Learn more about the community challenge and how you can participate.

While the June 30 deadline for submitting a resolution may seem like a long way off, anyone planning to bring forward an issue for consideration at AUMA’s 2021 Convention in November should start the process now.

In keeping with AUMA’s commitment to support Alberta’s not-for-profits through education, we are pleased to invite you to our Developing Requests for Proposals webinar on May 13, 2021, at 10:30 a.m
AUMA is very pleased to celebrate the people who give their own time to strengthen communities, our volunteers. This week is for you. Happy National Volunteer Week!

Volunteers are an integral part of the success of any community. In this time of physical distancing, volunteers remain diligent in sharing virtually and adapting to new ways of community building.

Municipalities should consider seeking legal advice to ensure any termination provisions in employment agreements or offer letters address the appropriate requirements.
GOOD TO KNOW
Please take some time to read through the toolkit provided by Alberta Emergency Management Agency for Emergency Preparedness Week (May 2-8, 2021). Emergency Preparedness Week is a national event and all community leaders are encouraged to get the word out to residents and educate them on emergency and disaster preparedness
Augustana Extended Education (AEE) has partnered with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) to offer training in emergency management. The training will provide participants with the tools to build and deliver a comprehensive emergency management program specific to the needs of their community or organization. This course was created for anyone with responsibility for emergency response, continuity of operations or services, or business continuity for their community or organization. The course will be held through two modules in May and June. Visit AEE’s website for more information and to register.
Alberta Culture, Multiculturism & Status of Women is seeking your nominations! The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards recognize extraordinary Albertans whose volunteer efforts have contributed to the well-being of their community and fellow community members. Discover all the details and nominate your community’s special volunteers.
Completed your Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework?
Now the real work begins to implement it. Build your collaboration skills and work towards your Municipal Elected Leaders Certificate by registering today for EOEP’s Regional Partnerships and Collaboration course. The course runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 5, 12 and 19. Visit eoep.ca to learn more and register.
Celebrating Earth Day. Win a smart thermostat!
Tomorrow is Earth Day! To celebrate, the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre is giving away gift baskets to three lucky winners, full of prizes that will help you live a sustainable lifestyle. Enter to win by signing up for our newsletter. You could win a smart thermostat, carbon captured soap, beeswax wraps, and more! Enter by April 23 (11:59pm MT).

Maintaining recreation centres is expensive. Skip the audit and save money by easily upgrading to energy-efficient lighting, boilers, furnaces, and more. Share our latest blog post with your recreation centre’s facility manager so they can learn how to take advantage of our funding for simple energy-efficient upgrades.
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