Register for Future of Municipal Government webinar on May 26

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to organizing local governments. Ultimately, communities need to determine the model that best suits their needs.

This is the conclusion of Zachary Spicer's paper on Organizing Canadian Local Government, which was released earlier today as part of the Future of Municipal Government (FOMG) project. The project is a partnership between Alberta Municipalities and the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. It uses research as the catalyst for dialogue about various topics related to municipal government.

Register today for a webinar on Thursday, May 26, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in which Dr. Spicer will discuss his findings and answer your questions. The webinar will also include a discussion on how the research resonates with you and a description of the broader FOMG project.

As the first in a series of papers, “Organizing Canadian Local Government” provides a high-level overview of key concepts. Other research being conducted as part of the project will build on this paper by delving deeper into Albertan context and explore the following topics:

  • Population shifts
  • Finance
  • Environmental conditions
  • Administrative viability
  • Public engagement
  • Relationships between municipalities and the provincial government.

We hope you will join us for this webinar to learn more about the FOMG project and share your knowledge and experience. A recording of the online session will be made available to those who are unable to participate on May 26. A feedback form will be provided so you can share whatever input or insights you have on this paper and the webinar.

For more information, visit the project’s web page or send ABmunis' Advocacy team an advocacy [at] (email) with your questions.