September 10, 2018
Have Your Say in the Solid Waste Management Strategy

Do you want to have your say in the province's solid waste management strategy ?

The Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee is engaging with a representative sample of municipalities, regional waste management authorities, private sector, and recycling organizations to gain their feedback and input. If your municipality would like to provide feedback through a written submission, contact Rachelle Holterman .

The committee is also collecting feedback on red tape related to The Municipal Refuse Management Regulations . To share your thoughts, complete this survey .

The committee is looking to submit recommendations to the Ministry of Environment in March 2019 .
Last Chance to Register for Regionals

President Barnhart and the SUMA staff are almost ready for another tour around Saskatchewan for SUMA's 2018 Regional Meetings.

These meetings are an invaluable chance to learn, network, and share. Get up to date with what SUMA has been up to, and meet with SUMA executive, staff, and fellow members from your region.

Check out the agenda by clicking on the link for your regional meeting below. While you're there, register; the deadline for registration is September 17 . See you there!
Capacity Building: MLDP
Dates and time for the fall modules of the Municipal Leadership Development Program have been set.

Take in these sessions designed specifically for Saskatchewan's municipal leaders. Learn about strategic planning, media relations, and more.

Session schedule:

November 19, 2018: Melville
November 21, 2018: Canwood

November 19, 2018: Ituna
November 21, 2018: Marsden

November 19, 2018: Wolseley
November 20, 2018: Humboldt

November 20, 2018: Strasbourg
December 5, 2018: Battleford

December 4, 2018: Borden
December 6, 2018: Shaunavon
Save the Date: Regional Round-Up

Join the Association of Regional Waste Management Authorities of Saskatchewan October 26 in Saskatoon for their Regional Round-Up.

The Round-Up is being held at the Courtyard by Marriot, located near the Saskatoon Airport, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hear from industry experts on waste management. The agenda has not yet been finalized, so watch the Urban Update for more information.

Register now to reserve your spot!
Attend the Canadian Rural Revitalization Conference

Are you interested in exploring best practices in:
  • Land use planning for economic development
  • Precarious employment
  • Rural water governance
  • Cannabis and rural development
  • The community impacts of long-distance community

Learn about this and more at the 30th Annual Canadian Rural Revitalization Conference October 10-12 in Saskatoon.

Register online.
Flood Mitigation Programming

Does your municipality have a long-term flood mitigation project in mind?

Apply for funding through the Flood Damage Reduction Program! The new program is designed to help municipalities in their proactive planning to address emergencies before they arise.

A total of $1.5 million in funding is available this year.

Eligible projects will be cost-shared on a 50/50 basis between the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency and the community.

Apply by October 30.
Funding the Great Trail

The Great Trail, spanning Canada, is the world's longest network of recreational multi-use trails. If your community has a trail project planned, you could be eligible for funding.

Eligible project types are:
  • New: Project to build a new trail section or major infrastructure (bridges, campsites, and access points)
  • Trail upgrade: Project that improves the trail experience such as upgrading the surface from gravel to asphalt
  • Major repairs: Project to repair damages caused by a major event

Applications are being accepted from now until October 5 . Submit your project.
Asset Management Workshops for Municipal Staff

The Urban Municipal Administrators' Association of Saskatchewan and the Rural Municipal Administrators' Association have joint workshops scheduled on practical applications relating to Municipal Asset Management Programs and Practices.

Workshops, happening November 20-29 across the province, are designed for administrators, CFOs and municipal staff who are involved in the development and administration of municipal asset management policies, plans, and budget.

The workshops include a MuniSoft PubWorks presentation and a session on Excel spreadsheet and asset management accounting perspectives.
Don't Miss Your Chance to Recognize a Community Leader

Do you know an elected official, administrator, SUMA official or personnel in provincial government who has demonstrated a higher standard of public engagement?
Have they made an outstanding contribution to municipal politics?

Nominate them now for a Scoop Lewry Award!

This award, which will be presented at Convention 2019, recognizes outstanding service in municipal government on a local, provincial, and national basis.

Nominations close October 3.
Upcoming Events
(September 26 - October 4)

(February 3-6)
SUMA Event Insight
What are you most looking forward to at Convention 2019?
Education sessions
Getting away from the office
Classifieds and Grants

Positions Available

For Sale
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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