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  • 19 Feb 2020 10:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    LGAA’s Annual General Meeting scheduled for April 22, 2020

    This is to give notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Local Government Administration Association of Alberta (LGAA) pursuant to Article IV, Subsection (2) of LGAA’s Bylaws.

    Date and Location
    The Annual General Meeting will be held at 12:00 p.m. MST on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at the Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre at 3310 - 50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta.

    Proposed amendments to LGAA’s Bylaws to be considered at the Annual General Meeting shall be submitted to the undersigned by March 23, 2020.

    Darren Reedy, Interim Executive Director
    Local Government Administration Association of Alberta
    Box 1111
    Didsbury, Alberta T0M 0W0
    Email: info@lgaa.ab.ca

    Election of Board Members
    Nominations are being received for the following positions on LGAA’s Executive Board, each for a one-year term.

    Term: One year
    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Official representative and spokesperson for LGAA.
    • To provide leadership and direction as Chair of the Executive Board, the Executive Committee, and the Finance and Audit Committee.
    • Liaise with key stakeholder organizations to advance priorities of the association.

    First Vice President
    Term: One year
    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Chair of the Conference Committee.
    • Serve on the Executive Board, Executive Committee, and other committees as appointed.
    • Act as the official representative and spokesperson in the absence of the President.

    Second Vice President
    Term: One year
    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee and the Bylaw and Legislative Committee.
    • Serve on the Executive Board, Executive Committee, and other committees as appointed.
    • Act as the First Vice President in their absence.

    Election of the positions will take place at the Annual General Meeting on April 22, 2020.

    Submission of Nominations and Questions
    Nominations shall be completed using the designated nomination form and directed to:

    Kelly Lloyd
    Past President
    Phone: 403-556-4996
    Email:  klloyd@olds.ca

  • 12 Feb 2020 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • The Honourable Kaycee Madu, Minister of Municipal Affairs has announced that the Ministry is accepting submissions for the 19th annual awards that recognize municipal government excellence. The 2020 program offers awards in the following categories:

    • Partnership
    • Building Economic Strength
    • Service Delivery Innovation
    • Enhancing Community Safety
    • Small Municipalities (less than 5,000 population)

    The submission deadline is March 31, 2020. More details are available on Municipal Affairs’ website

  • 26 Jan 2020 8:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Is your municipality debating the choice between using Excel spreadsheets versus specialized software for managing your asset management needs? If so, check out FCM’s two-page guide on the key questions you should ask before purchasing asset management software.

  • 10 Jan 2020 1:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you need a refresher on writing or revising a bylaw? The Government of Alberta offers a short guide on the basic principles of bylaws, which includes guidance on the parts of a bylaw and considerations for when a bylaw is passed, amended, or challenged.

  • 10 Jan 2020 1:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Did you know that you can use LGAA’s member portal to post questions to other members? This free service enables you to source helpful information from members across the province. Recent questions posted in the forum include:

    • Request for salary ranges for the position of Assistant CAO
    • Request for animal control bylaws that include animals other than dogs and cats
    • Request for information on electricity franchise fee rates that municipalities are using

    It takes less than two minutes to sign up and you can customize how often you are notified about question forum activity.

  • 10 Oct 2019 11:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Visit the Auma website to learn more about an upcoming webinar series aimed to prepare managers with resources and skills to effectively handle situations around mental health.

    The two webinar sessions are:

    Mental Health & Absence Management
    Wed. Oct. 16 and Wed. Oct. 30 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM Mountain Time

    Promoting a Healthy Workplace
    Wed. Oct. 23 and Wed. Nov. 13 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM Mountain Time

    To register for either session, visit the AUMA registration page

  • 10 Oct 2019 10:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As of September 30th, 2019, Alberta municipalities are now responsible for reviewing and approving private sewage variance applications. To support municipalities understand their role in the variance process, a guidance document for municipalities is now available.

    For more information or to download the Guidance Document, visit the RMA website.

  • 10 Oct 2019 10:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, provided a statement outlining Canada's activities around canola trade with China.

    To view the letter, visit the RMA website.

  • 10 Oct 2019 10:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) has introduced a Political Acumen Toolkit.  It is an online resource, support municipal administrators acrossCanada.  To find out more and to use the toolkit, visit the CAMA website
  • 26 Sep 2019 1:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mental Illness Awareness Week in Canada, runs from October 6-12.  AUMA and their partner, Sun Life, are pleased to provide an exclusive AUMA members-only series of information sessions.  Find out more on the AUMA website.

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