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About Us
The professional Society of Local Government Managers regulates the practices of local government managers and ensures its members act in the best public interest.

Under Alberta Statute, the Society sets practice standards along with remedial actions. As well, the Society recognizes professional managers with a Certified Local Government Managers (CLGM) designation.

Alberta's professional local government managers, working with you to provide quality local government management.

Feel free to email Linda Davies at if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

May 14-18, 2018 MALW

The Society of Local Government Managers (SLGM) will be hosting the Municipal Administration Leadership Workshop from May 14-18, 2018 MALW.

An informative, educational opportunity awaits you in a beautiful mountain setting. The Society has planned an exceptional two and a half day educational program directed at meeting the needs of municipal managers, assistants, departmental managers, and government employees looking for a professional educational experience that provides practical skills for dealing with contemporary issues.
You will find senior and junior level CAOs from urban and rural, large and small jurisdictions who value the opportunity to learn from each other as well as from experts in the field.

Reach your Peak – Plan on attending the Municipal Administration Leadership Workshop in beautiful Kananaskis Country.

2017 in Review

A look at the Mountain Refresher|MALW in review. Click here to access the mobile website

Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors!

  • Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties
  • Alberta Municipal Affairs
  • Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
  • Associated Engineering
  • ATB Investor Services
  • BR2 Architect
  • Border Paving
  • Bow Valley Bridge Services
  • Brownlee LLP
  • CIBC Wood Gundy
  • Davies Park
  • FORTISAlberta
  • County of Grande Prairie
  • ISL Engineering and Land Services
  • Kneehill County
  • MLT Aikins Lawyers
  • MPE Engineering Ltd
  • Munisight - Accurate Assessment Group
  • Northern Sunrise County
  • RC Strategies
  • Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP
  • Shores Jardine LLP
  • Shunda Consulting & Construction Management
  • Stantec
  • Volker Stevin Highways Ltd.
  • Wes-Can Seal Coating Inc.
  • WSP


Dedicated CAO and Dedicated Team Awards

What's on First Base?
Nov. 29, 30 or Dec. 1, 2017
Grande Prairie, Leduc or Claresholm, Alberta. The Society of Local Government Managers of Alberta is hosting a highly interactive opportunity for CAOs, senior managers and elected officials to get off to a good start after the elections – determine council priorities and align business plans with organizational capacity.

Participants will learn new concepts and share ideas to: Deal with real life challenges facing participants; Immediately apply and share Tool Kit techniques; and Sharpen their leadership skills to make an immediate difference in their role and organization.

Update: The Grande Prairie and Leduc Regions have been cancelled
Larry Majeski Bursary
“The SLGM is pleased to issue the 2017 Larry Majeski bursaries to these worthy recipients in honour of the profound contributions that our good friend and former colleague made to local government professionalism,” says Tim Timmons, Chair of the SLGM. “On behalf of the members our Association and the staff, I offer our congratulations and applaud this year’s recipients for their dedication and commitment to our industry.” Congratulations to:
  • Debbie Johnstone, Village of Veteran
  • Jason Olson, Summer Village of Rochon Sands
  • Steve Madden, Town of Bon Accord
  • Catherine Murray, Village of Acme
  • Keiron Willis, Village of Chipman
  • Kim Hale, Village of Clyde
  • Neil Loonen, Village of Irma
  • Dawn Mosondoz, Village of Linden
The Leadership Legacy

The Society of Local Government Managers (SLGM) is pleased to launch the ‘online’ Local Government Leadership Profiles.

This initiative was initiated by the Society of Local Government Managers Board of Directors with specific leadership provided by Board Chair Chris Jardine, CLGM and Society member Dr. Gordon McIntosh, CLGM with input from professionals throughout Alberta. At the 2013 SLGM conference, participants identified key leadership competencies required of Chief Administrative Officers, managers and supervisors to deal with the changing local government landscape. Later that year, a province-wide survey provided further leadership insights. A group of professionals developed key leader expectations for further input at the 2014 SLGM conference.

These competency-based Leader Profiles will be helpful for:

  • Councils to recruit and provide feedback for the Chief Administrative Officer position
  • Incumbent and aspiring CAOs to undertake self–assessments and develop the needed competencies to prepare to advance.
  • CAOs and managers to guide the staff performance and learning
  • Municipal–related Associations to provide contemporary training needs
  • Educational institutions to ensure contemporary competency-based learning
Strategic Leader Profile
Tactical Leader Profile
Operational Leader Profile

The SLGM Board looks forward to sharing and working with professional and political associations to enhance local government leadership.

Our profound thanks to all who volunteered their time and participated in this venture and in particular Dr. Gord McIntosh.

 Classifieds - New

Town of Nanton
CAO - Chief Administrative Officer
Posting Date: January 17, 2018
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Posting Date: January 16, 2018
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Lethbridge County
Chief Administrative Officer
Posting Date: December 21, 2017
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Big Lakes County
Fire Chief
Posting Date: November 1, 2017
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