For the past two years, the Government of Alberta has been reviewing the Municipal Government Act, which provides the legal framework for Alberta’s municipalities and was last updated in 1995.
Later this month, it is anticipated that the Government of Alberta will be tabling a number of significant amendments to the MGA, at which time the Legislature will adjourn for the summer so that the government can consult on these amendments. The final legislation is expected to pass in fall 2016 and be in place for the next municipal elections in 2017.
To gather feedback from AAMDC members and to ensure they are informed of the proposed changes, the AAMDC will be hosting a series of consultations throughout the province. These events are for AAMDC members only and will take place in each of the five AAMDC districts. Members are not restricted to attending the workshop in their district, they are free to attend any of the five workshops.
The dates of the AAMDC member workshops are:
May 31 – Vermillion (Lakeland College, 5707 College Drive) – Register Here
June 2 – Byemoor (Byemoor Hall) – Register Here
June 6 – Lethbridge (1715 Mayor Magrath Dr. S, Basement) – Register Here
June 8 – Barrhead (Summerdale Hall, Hwy 18) – Register Here
June 20 – Peace River (St. Isidore Cultural Centre, St. Isidore) – Register Here
All workshops are free and run from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Lunch will be provided.
Please visit the event page for the appropriate date. The AAMDC will also be assembling related materials for members so please stay tuned for these resources as well.
As you may be well aware, the Minister of Municipal Affairs also intends to consult with Albertans on the MGA amendments and the AAMDC is making efforts to ensure the AAMDC events take place prior to the Minister’s events to help you better prepare for the Minister’s consultations. For a list of the Minister’s events, please click here
Enquiries may be directed to:
Director of Advocacy and Communications