July 30, 2018
SUMA Summer School Registration Closing Friday
Are you a mayor or councillor who wants to expand your network and learn new skills?

Join SUMA at the University of Regina August 12-14 for SUMA Summer School. Take in sessions on leadership and governance, the council-administration dynamic, handling complaints, and more! See the full agenda.

Registration is open to all municipal councils until August 3. Register now!

For more information, visit the Summer School event listing.
Last Chance to Register for the SUMA Webinar: Bullying in the Workplace
Don't miss your chance to take in the webinar Bullying in the Workplace.

Join SUMA and Morneau Shepell this Thursday, August 2 at 10 a.m. ,to learn how to help someone who is being bullied and how to stop bullying in your workplace for good.

Members of SUMA's Employee and Family Assistance programs are eligible to view this webinar at a reduced rate. Check your inbox for the promotion code to save!

The 2018 service award winners. Nominate a long-serving municipal employee or elected official for an award now!
First place winners of the 2017 Saskatchewan Municipal Awards - Downtown Market Square (City of Swift Current)

The Saskatchewan Municipal Awards are sponsored by:
Nominate to Celebrate
Service Awards
Show gratitude to long-serving municipal employees and elected officials by nominating them for the Meritorious and Honorary Service Awards presented at the President's Banquet during Convention 2019.

You can also recognize an individual for outstanding service in municipal government or administration on a local, provincial, and national basis by nominating them for the Scoop Lewry Award .

Visit the Convention 2019 awards page on the SUMA website for more information on these awards. The deadline to submit a nomination is October 3, 2018 .

Saskatchewan Municipal Awards
Take the time to celebrate the successes, innovations, and excellence in your municipality through a nomination for the Saskatchewan Municipal Awards . Nominations are open until September 7, 2018.
Connect with the Municipal Peer Network
Are you a municipal leader looking for someone to talk to about an issue in your community?
Why not contact a mentor through the Saskatchewan Municipal Peer Network? The network connects municipal administrators and elected officials with highly-experienced peers who can provide guidance, coaching, and advice. There are currently nine volunteer mentors who are mayors, reeves, councillors, and administrators.
All conversations between mentors and peers are confidential and free of charge. Find a mentor and learn more at www.saskpeernetwork.org .
International Day of Older Persons

As Convention 2018 keynote Doug Griffiths recognized, elders are community builders. The International Day of Older Persons , the first day of October, is an opportunity to highlight the contributions of older persons and raise awareness about the joys and challenges of aging in today's world.

Municipalities are encouraged to sign a proclamation in support.
Physician Recruitment Agency moved to SHA

The Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan has transitioned to the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

The agency that focused on recruitment and retention of physicians and health care professionals in Saskatchewan transitioned to the health authority July 23.
Professional Services Directory - Where Municipal Officials and Professionals Come Together
Is your municipality in need of a municipal engineer or project manager? Find contact information and references for the professional services your community needs quickly and easily with the SUMA Professional Services Directory. The directory can connect your community with professionals in more than 10 different fields - accountants, advocacy services, communications, community planners, human resource consultants, labour relations consultants, lawyers, management consultants, municipal engineers, project managers, and strategic planners.

Find the directory at www.suma.org.
Upcoming Events
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(August 12-14)

(September 26 - October 4)
SUMA Event Insight
When is the best time for you to attend events - weekdays or weekends?
During the week works great!
Weekends are best for me.
Either is good.

Positions Available

Find the latest listings by visiting the SUMA Classifieds section of our website, under the Programs and Services tab.
Have a position to fill or an item to sell? Submit your ad on our website.

Upcoming Deadlines


For a full listing of grants, check the Grants section of our website under the Resources tab.
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