An AUMA panel appeared on veteran journalist Ryan Jespersen’s podcast, Real Talk, on Wednesday, May 26, to discuss the importance of upholding democratic values in this fall’s municipal elections.
The panel introduced Ryan and his audience to the Local Democracy Pledge (The Pledge), a voluntary commitment that candidates can make to voters to protect key democratic principles. Learn more about the pledge and watch the recording of Real Talk.
Apply to sit on AUMA’s new Municipal Financial Health Working Group. This working group will provide input on the design of a framework of metrics to assess the financial health of Alberta’s municipal governments.
Women continue to be under-represented in public office at all levels of government. Check out these three ways you can encourage more women to get involved in local government, and find more resources to help support women in local government.
The June 30 deadline for submitting resolutions is approaching quickly. AUMA administration can provide feedback on whether the resolution meets the criteria set out in our resolutions policy. We can also connect you with a municipality who may be considering a similar resolution, to avoid duplication.
AUMA recently sent a letter to the provincial government, urging it to include local government representatives in the upcoming Coal Policy consultation. Read the letter and learn more about AUMA's position on the Coal Policy.