Learn how municipalities can shape their own future on May 26

What criteria should be used to assess whether municipal governments benefit the communities they are meant to serve?  How do Alberta’s municipal government structures stack up against these criteria?

These questions are at the core of a webinar discussion Alberta Municipalities is hosting to kick off our Future of Municipal Government Webinar Series on Thursday, May 26, from 2:30 to 4:00pm.

Register today to participate in the webinar which will feature Zachary Spicer on his paper, Organizing Canadian Local Government.

Dr. Spicer is a well-respected researcher whose work on municipal governments across Canada has been published by the Frasier Institute and the CD Howe Institute, among many others. Based on his extensive research, he suggests several factors that should be considered when determining which municipal governance arrangement works best for a given community. As outlined in the last issue of The Weekly, he concludes that there is no "one-size-fits-all" model. Instead, each community needs to determine what model suits them best.

Spicer’s paper sets the stage for further research being led by the School of Public Policy at the University of Alberta over the next year. Researchers will delve deeper into Alberta’s municipal governments to provide facts and ideas that will serve as the foundation for discussions about how municipalities can shape our own future.  

For more information on the Future of Municipal Government (FOMG) project visit the project’s webpage or send ABmunis' Advocacy team an advocacy [at] abmunis.ca (email).