Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Open letter to municipalities from AUMA

For months now, we have been following with interest, concern, and consternation the debate between Alberta and B.C. about the Trans Mountain pipeline. We have heard much about how the project will benefit residents of Alberta, of B.C., of Canadians overall. […]

Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Holmes is confident, proud and skilled

While significant scrutiny goes with the territory for elected officials, and rightfully so because public officials are deemed “public property” in some sense, public support may also accompany scrutiny. Enter the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. […]

Local News

Morinville Council Briefs

Council passed a motion regarding a resolution being proposed by the Town of Whitecourt and Strathcona County to support the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project at the upcoming Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) Convention in early October. […]

Local News

AUMA supports Energy East Pipeline

Th Alberta Urban Municipalities Association is calling on other municipal associations across the province to join the AUMA in showing support for the Energy East Pipeline.

AUMA President Mayor Lisa Holmes will be speaking on the topic at the AUMA’s Annual Mayors’ Caucus Mar. 9 in Edmonton.
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Local News

Holmes acclaimed next AUMA president

Morinville Mayor Lisa Holmes will be the next president of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA). The AUMA is made up of elected officials from urban municipalities including cities, towns, villages, summer villages and specialized municipalities. The group advocates the interests of members to the provincial and federal governments as well as other stakeholders. […]

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Province

AUMA with commitment to Premier’s Council

Edmonton – Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) members were pleased to hear Premier Redford announce this morning her commitment to striking the Premier’s Council by September 2014. Members of the AUMA Board met earlier today with the Premier to discuss issues and how to move forward…. […]

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Morinville News

Morinville Mayor elected to advocate for Towns East

by Ashley Janes

Morinville – Mayor Lisa Holmes was elected to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) for a two-year term as Director of Towns East during the 2013 Convention and Annual General Meeting held in Calgary Nov. 19 t- 22. “As the Director of Towns East, I will represent 35 Towns on the AUMA Board of Directors. These include Towns East of Highway 2 and North of Innisfail,” Holmes said… […]

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Morinville News

Councillors graduate from educational program

By Morinville News Staff

Edmonton – This year’s Alberta Urban Municipalities Association convention got off to a pleasant start for two Morinville Council members. At Tuesday night’s President’s Dinner Councillors Lisa Holmes and David Pattison were given their Elected Officials Education Program (EOEP) certificates… […]

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Morinville News

Information meeting for potential bi-election candidates planned for this weekend

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – With nominations for the upcoming bi-election closing Aug. 23, there is little time for would-be candidates to decide to run or to learn in detail what the job entails. The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association’s (AUMA) Women in Municipal Government Committee will be doing their part to educate by holding an information session at the Morinville Community Library Aug. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Guest editorial: AUMA 2010 report from Legal council

By Legal Councillor Phil Hughes

This Year the AUMA convention was held in Edmonton at the Shaw convention centre.

The AUMA gives elected officials in Alberta a chance to network, learn about programs available for their community, provide toolkits and resources to better their communities and allows them an opportunity… […]

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Local News

Council and residents clash over AUMA spending

By Stephen Dafoe

Legal – Council Chambers played home to a sometimes heated exchange between Legal Council and Legal residents Jeannie and Dan Charrois. At issue was the approximate $7,650 being spent to send the whole of council and some administrative staff to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association conference and trade show in Edmonton later this month.

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