May 1, 2019

Message from AUMA President Barry Morishita

For the past several weeks, I have heard a lot of chatter about municipalities considering boycotting the FCM conference taking place in Quebec, including the City of Medicine Hat, who recently announced their decision not to attend. 


AUMA thanks all our members who actively participated in AUMA’s 2019 Election Campaign and helped make the case that Strong Communities Build Alberta. READ MORE

 During the MUNIX Annual General Meeting, AUMA’s CEO Dan Rude announced that there was a $1.5 million rebate to the MUNIX pool that took place in the form of a reduction in insurance premiums for 2019.  READ MORE

“It’s so surreal that a community that was so busy with activity could be devastated so quickly. It felt like a scene from a movie,” Cameron remembers as he methodically scrolled through the pictures he had taken while assessing the damages of the fire that scorched the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. READ MORE

On the third anniversary of the Fort McMurray wildfire, we sat down with Junaid Akram, Senior Director, General Insurance Services, AMSC to discuss the lessons learned from the fire and how the changes benefit our members. 

Good mental health has various definitions, but one central theme emerges through them all: good mental health encompasses our sense of self, purpose, resilience, and belonging. 

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Registration is now open for AUMA's summer Municipal Leaders’ Caucus ! This year, we have changed the format of our summer Caucus with meetings held in Valleyview, Fort Saskatchewan, Claresholm, and Ponoka . READ MORE

Our Employee and Family Assistance Program offers personalized support to
7500 people.

Save the date for these upcoming EOEP courses:

The EOEP offers courses that address the core challenges faced by municipal elected officials including ethical governance, intermunicipal collaboration and financial decision-making .

Funding now available through the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) to hire a dedicated municipal energy manager through the Municipal Energy Manager Program.

Register for the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program webinar on May 9 at 1:30 p.m. to learn more about funding to purchase electric vehicles and charging stations.

Register for the Alberta Municipal Solar Program webinar on May 15 at 1:30 p.m . to learn more about funding for installing micro-generation solar PV systems on existing municipally owned facilities and/or lands. There is a first-time applicant bonus rebate available to those municipalities who have not participated in the program before.

Register for the Municipal Energy Manager Program webinar on May 24 at 1:30 p.m. to learn more about funding for a portion of a dedicated Municipal Energy Managers salary. Small municipalities are encouraged to partner with one or more neighbouring municipalities to share a staff member across their region.

MCCAC is hiring an Energy and Climate Change Advisor. The Advisor will develop MCCAC’s climate change and clean energy extension services for Alberta municipalities. Know someone perfect for the job? Share the job posting.
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