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Media releases from SUMA.

Asset Management, Revenue Sharing on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s Northeast Hometowns

October 03, 2018

Municipal leaders from 26 hometowns in northeast Saskatchewan gathered in Melfort October 2 to discuss the matters important to their communities.

The topics of asset management, revenue sharing, and other funding dominated the conversation at the Northeast Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).

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Asset Management, Policing on Agenda for Hometowns in Central Saskatchewan

October 01, 2018

Municipal leaders from 15 hometowns in central Saskatchewan gathered at Dakota Dunes October 1 to discuss the matters important to their communities.

The topics of asset management and policing dominated the conversation at the Central Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).

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Public Safety on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s East Central Hometowns

October 01, 2018

Municipal leaders from 19 hometowns in east central Saskatchewan gathered in Yorkton September 28 to discuss the matters important to their hometowns.

Topics relating to public safety, including policing, dominated the conversation at the East Central Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA). The meeting included a presentation from RCMP Assistant Commissioner, Curtis Zablocki.

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Public Safety on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s Southeast Hometowns

October 01, 2018

Municipal leaders from 23 hometowns in southeast Saskatchewan gathered in Kipling September 27 to discuss the matters important to their communities.

Topics relating to public safety dominated the conversation at the Southeast Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).

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Asset Management, Revenue Sharing on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s Southwest Hometowns

September 28, 2018

Municipal leaders from 19 hometowns in southwest Saskatchewan gathered in Assiniboia September 26 to discuss the matters important to their communities.

Topics of asset management and revenue sharing dominated the conversation at the Southwest Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).

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Municipal Empowerment Tops FCM Board of Directors Agenda Attended by Saskatchewan Leaders

September 18, 2018

Municipal representatives from Saskatchewan joined fellow leaders from across the country in the County of Annapolis, Nova Scotia, to discuss the goals and objectives of Canada’s municipalities for the year ahead.

Representing Saskatchewan at the fall board meeting of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) were Gordon Barnhart, President of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) and Councillor for the Town of Saltcoats, Saskatoon City Councillor and SUMA Executive Member Darren Hill, Yorkton City Councillor and SUMA Director Randy Goulden, Warman Mayor Sheryl Spence, and Ray Orb, President of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) and Reeve of the RM of Cupar.  

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Municipal Leaders Head Back to School with SUMA

August 14, 2018

Elected officials from 30 Saskatchewan municipalities have headed back to school. From August 12-14, the municipal leaders were at the University of Regina filling their tool kits with new skills, knowledge, and confidence as they built networks with their peers around the province. This educational experience, tailored to the province’s municipal leaders, is hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).

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New Peer Network Launched for Municipal Leaders

July 03, 2018

Saskatchewan’s local leaders now have a Municipal Peer Network to help them resolve conflict or complex issues.

The new network connects municipal administrators and elected officials with highly-experienced peers, who can provide guidance, coaching, and advice to help resolve issues locally, use best governance practices, better understand their roles and responsibilities, along with other related matters.

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Towns, Villages, and Northern Municipalities Gather for Sector Meeting

May 10, 2018

More than 100 representatives from Saskatchewan towns, villages, resort villages, and northern municipalities met in Regina today for the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) sector meeting.

“This is a great opportunity for our members to come together with other municipal officials from similar-sized communities,” said Mike Strachan, Vice-President of Villages, Resort Villages, and Northern Municipalities.

“These meetings allow us to talk about the issues that our hometowns are facing,” said Vice-President of Towns Rodger Hayward. “They are also an opportunity to share our successes. Innovation is budding in our communities, and we have a lot of knowledge to share with one another.”

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Western Canadian Municipal Association (WCMA) meets in Regina

April 27, 2018

Today, leaders of municipal associations from Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba met in Regina to discuss topics of common concern for the prairie provinces.

The annual Western Canadian Municipal Association meeting brought together elected officials and staff from the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA), the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM), Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA), and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA).

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