January 22, 2020
We look forward to greeting attendees at our upcoming AUMA President's Summit on Municipal Finances: Transparent and Effective . Follow along on social media January 23 using the hashtag #AUMASummit, and stay tuned for outcomes and further information.
Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) is seeking input from municipalities about how to reduce red tape and streamline the regulatory process for low-risk wetland road maintenance activities. 
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Municipal leaders should save the date for AUMA’s Spring Municipal Leaders’ Caucus, to be held at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton on March 25 and 26.
Connecting with the provincial government is complicated. Understanding how policy decisions are made is critical. Join the Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) for a conversation about policy priorities and engaging effectively with the Government of Alberta in 2020.
Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) has published the fact sheet on managing lead in drinking water systems in Alberta. The fact sheet highlights regulatory amendments and plans to require waterworks systems to implement a lead management program. 

The Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance is a group of active stakeholders and communities that understand and promote living within the watershed. Their Grimshaw Gravels Aquifer Source Water Protection Plan identifies risks for protecting valuable water sources and develops strategies to help.

Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta (FRIAA ) is pleased to announce a new request for expressions of interest in the FRIAA FireSmart program. The submission closing date is 4 p.m. on February 24, 2020. Find details  here.  

CN is committed to maintaining proactive communications with communities. For questions or non-emergency concerns, contact CN at 1-888-888-5909 or contact@cn.ca. CN Police are also available at CNPoliceTipLine@cn.ca (non-urgent, suspicious activities) or 1-800-465-9239 (emergencies).

The Action Centre's programs result in real savings and real change for people and the planet. Municipalities have participated in programs focused on resiliency, renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy management. Read more about their Decade of Action.
Did you know the Action Centre currently has seven programs to support energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy management? Register for the Thursday, Jan. 23 webinar to get a full introduction to the programs and see examples of participating municipalities.
With mental health issues on the rise, we are proud to offer participating members 24/7 support - in person, online, and over the phone.