About Us Members In Transitions Newsletters Education Awards Classifieds
About Us
Celebrating 20 years! 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 12 - 15, 2020 MALW

Municipal Administration Leadership Workshop Cancellation

With the rapid developments around COVID-19, and the recent announcement by Premier Kenney declaring a "public health emergency" the CLGM Board has made the very difficult decision to cancel the May 11-15, 2020 Municipal Administration Leadership Workshop.

We are optimistic that we will be able to host next year's event and look forward to offering an exciting and successful event in 2021.

Please keep safe and healthy.

Executive Director Linda Davies CLGM


Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors!

Alberta Municipal Affairs
Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
Associated Engineering
AltaGas Utilities
ATB Investor Services
Border Paving
Bow Valley Bridge Services
Brownlee LLP
CIBC Wood Gundy
Davies Consulting Group (DCG)
International Leaders
Kneehill County
Leaders International
MD of Greenview
MLT Aikins Lawyers
MPE Engineering Ltd
PCL Construction
RC Strategies
Re-Call Gravel Services
Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP
Riversdale Resources
Rural Municipalities Association
Shores Jardine LLP
Urban Systems
Volker Stevin Highways Ltd.
West-Can Seal Coating Inc.


Dedicated CAO and Dedicated Team Awards

Application Deadline 30 June 2020

Nominations for the AUMA and SLGM co-sponsored awards for Dedicated CAO and Dedicated Team must be submitted to the Society of Local Government Managers:

Society of Local Government Managers
P.O. Box 308 4629-54 Ave.
Bruderheim, AB T0B 0S0

Application form for Dedicated CAO Award
Application form for the Dedicated Team Award
Contact Linda Davies at (780) 796 3836 or for more information.

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

The Northland School Division (NSD)
Secretary Treasurer for Northland School Division
Posting Date: June 30, 2020
Read More
Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66
Chief Administrative Officer
Posting Date: June 30, 2020
Read More
Village of Stirling
CAO for the Village of Stirling
Posting Date: June 17, 2020
Read More
Town of Three Hills
Chief Administrative Officer
Posting Date: June 16, 2020
Read More
Town of Crossfield
Chief of Staff/Deputy CAO
Posting Date: March 11, 2020
Read More