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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

The Society of Local Government Managers (SLGM) will be hosting the Municipal Administration Leadership Workshop from May 14-17, 2019 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.

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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.


September 11, 2019
Each year at the AUMA's Annual Convention and AMSC Trade Show, outstanding municipal professionals from across Alberta are awarded for their collaboration, dedication and commitment to excellence.

"Over the past two years of my term, I've had the pleasure of meeting many of these municipal professionals," says AUMA President Barry Morishita. "Alberta municipalities should feel proud of the excellence and professionalism its administrators and elected officials consistently demonstrate. I look forward to honouring this year's award winners on September 25 during the AUMA Convention's opening ceremonies."

This year's recipients include:

AUMA/SLGM Dedicated Senior Team Award This award, which recognizes an outstanding municipal team that demonstrates service excellence and dedication to municipal government, has been awarded to the Town of Pincher Creek.

AUMA/SLGM Dedicated CAO Award: This award, which recognizes a CAO for long‐term excellence and dedication to both municipal government and chief administrative management, has been awarded to Carl McDonnell, CAO of Town of Carstairs.

The Dedicated Senior Team and Dedicated CAO awards are co-sponsored by AUMA and the Society of Local Government Managers (SLGM), AUMA's valued partner.

"This year's award recipients are excellent choices, in my opinion," says Luana Smith, chair of the SLGM. "Their track-record solidly embodies professionalism and diligence in the field of public service."

Larry Majeski Bursary

"The SLGM, is honoured to issue these awards to these worthy recipients," says Bob Beck, Chair of the SLGM "On behalf of the members of our Association and the staff, we offer our congratulations and applaud them for their iniative."

Congratulations to: 
Nancy Friend, Village of Rosalind
Kate Brandt, Village of Hussar
Heather Leslie, Village of Beiseker  
Sue Wrighton, Village of Foremost
Karen Garipy, Town of Beaverlodge
Barbara Kulyk, Village of Consort

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

Municipal District of Greenview
Manager, Construction & Engineering
Posting Date: October 11, 2019
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Thorhild County
Posting Date: October 5, 2019
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Sturgeon County
Manager, Community Services
Posting Date: July 23, 2019
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Summer Villages Administration
Posting Date: August 8, 2019
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Municipal District of Taber
Director of Public Works
Posting Date: July 16, 2019
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