March 4, 2020
ADVOCACY UPDATES
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Thank you to everyone who joined us for last week’s webinar, where we presented our perspectives on the provincial budget announcement and its municipal impacts.
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AUMA, RMA, and the  Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention (APCCP)  are pleased to host a series of educational webinars on using policy to support community health and wellbeing. Register for the next free webinars in the series.
Action on Smoking & Health (ASH), Western Canada’s leading tobacco control organization, is hosting a free workshop to assist municipalities with the development of local smoking and vaping bylaws. The workshop follows AUMA’s Spring Municipal Leaders’ Caucus and will be held next door to the caucus venue.
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BUSINESS SERVICES
AUMA Employee Benefits is co-hosting a webinar with Sun Life to help explain our disability management programs on Wednesday, April 1 at 10 a.m. We will look at best practices to help you navigate the disability system more confidently, and you will also get the opportunity to ask questions. Register here .
EVENTS
Municipal leaders are invited to register for AUMA’s spring Municipal Leaders’ Caucus, which will be held at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton on March 25 and 26.
GOOD TO KNOW
Social media misinformation about coronavirus is spreading faster than the virus. We have compiled a list of legitimate and valid resources to help keep you properly informed. Please view the information contained in these links. They will be updated if there is a change in the status of the disease.



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Four of Alberta's major regulators are offering a free noon-hour webinar about municipal permitting on March 11. The province-wide webinar is titled Compliance: Practice Perspectives in Alberta's Building, Design and Construction Industry . Senior officials from Alberta Association of Architects, Alberta Municipal Affairs, the City of Calgary and the City of Edmonton will all make mini-presentations and solicit questions .
How greenhouse gas emissions are measured

Start managing your energy by measuring greenhouse gas emissions.  Read the blog post to learn how greenhouse gas emissions are measured.

Submit your municipal application to the EV/VE2020 Municipal Electric Champion Awards to be recognized for your contributions to sustainable mobility. Submissions are due by March 15. Learn more  here. 

Congratulations to the Town of Okotoks on being awarded PCP Milestone One (Creating an Emission Inventory) and Milestone Two (Setting Emissions reduction Targets) for corporate and community emissions. Learn more here.  

The Elected Officials Education Program is offering Council’s Role in Land Use and Development Approvals on Tuesday, March 24 at the AUMA office in Edmonton, to make it easy for those who are coming to town for Spring Municipal Leaders Caucus to attend.

The course provides participants an understanding of:
  • the provincial-municipal relationship in planning;
  • the roles of council, administration and the public;
  • statutory and non-statutory plans; and
  • the land application process, including re-designation and subdivision of land, development approvals, appeals and disputes.

Register now! 
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