The Peer Network provides confidential advice to municipal elected officials and administrators
Municipal leaders face complex and controversial issues. Whether it is tension with a fellow councillor or difficulty balancing the demands of the position, sometimes talking with an impartial party who may have been in a similar situation can help put things into focus.
Did you know that Alberta has a network of peer mentors that you can call upon for advice? The Peer Network
is a program of mentors that serve as advisors to their peers throughout Alberta. Each peer mentor brings years of municipal experience in either an administrative or elected role and has been trained in dispute resolution techniques. Mentors represent a wide range of municipal types and sizes. Conversations are kept strictly confidential.
Peer mentors are available to speak with you about any challenge you are facing in your role as an elected official. The Peer Network is a joint project of the Alberta Rural Municipal Administrators’ Association (ARMAA)
, Local Government Administration Association (LGAA)
, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA)
, and RMA
. Each of the four associations nominate two individuals to serve as a peer mentor resulting in four elected officials and four current or retired CAOs being available.
The list of peer mentors, along with contact information, can be found at www.peernetwork.ca
For enquiries, please contact:
Wyatt Skovron Senior Policy Advisor wyatt@RMAlberta.com
Tasha Blumenthal Director of External Relations & Advocacy tasha@RMAlberta.com