November 20, 2019
ADVOCACY UPDATES
Jocelyne Lanovaz, who joined the AUMA board of directors on October 1, finds meaning through advocating for the unique needs of villages in her zone.  
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GOOD TO KNOW
The Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association (ACCPA) has members from rural and urban communities, police agencies, as well as Metis and Indigenous groups. Their 2020 conference in Edmonton opened for registration last week. For more information, visit their website.

Alberta Municipal Data Sharing Partnership (AMDSP) is a grassroots group working to create and collect standardized addresses, common places, and road network datasets for Alberta municipalities. This data will provide emergency response agencies with accurate, up-to-date information to better serve Albertans. AMDSP is offering a limited-time subsidy to support municipalities with this data creation. If you would like more information, please visit AMDSP.ca , or contact Bryce Surina , AMDSP Chair.

MNP recently conducted a survey of local governments in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan to determine how they are responding to change to better serve their communities. Find the report here, and view the infographic here

Have a question about the Community Conserve Matching Grant opportunity? The Miistakis Institute recently put out an FAQ to help municipalities who are interested in submitting applications.

EOEP is proud to offer Munis 101: The Essentials of Municipal Governance on December 2 and 3 at the Christensen Sports and Wellness Centre in Rocky Mountain House.   

Register today for this newly-refreshed course. 
Accelerate utility savings in your community with the Municipal Energy Champion Program

Let’s work together to accelerate utility savings in your community with a municipal energy champion. Become part of the pilot program that will support energy management in smaller communities. Applications are due by December 20.

Get funding for your next energy efficiency retrofit, renewable energy project, electric vehicle purchase and more. Register for upcoming webinars for November and December.

Congratulations to Rocky View School Division! As part of the Action Centre’s Solar for Schools Program (SFS), a 50 kW solar PV system was installed on the roof of Cochrane High School.
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