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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 14-17, 2019 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 2018 Sponsors!

  • Alberta Municipal Affairs
  • Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
  • Associated Engineering
  • ATB Investor Services
  • BR2 Architect
  • AltaGas Utilities Inc
  • B2 Architect
  • Border Paving
  • Bow Valley Bridge Services
  • Brooks Asphalt
  • Brownlee LLP
  • CIBC Wood Gundy
  • Davies Park
  • FORTISAlberta
  • County of Grande Prairie
  • ISL Engineering and Land Services
  • MLT Aikins Lawyers
  • MPE Engineering Ltd
  • Northern Sunrise County
  • RC Strategies
  • Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP
  • Rural Municipalities Association
  • Saddle Hills County
  • Shaw Communications Inc
  • Shores Jardine LLP
  • Stantec
  • Volker Stevin Highways Ltd.
  • Wes-Can Seal Coating Inc.
  • WSP


AUMA and SLGM Dedicated CAO and Dedicated Team Awards – Awarded 26 Sept. 2018
2018 LGL/SLGM Fall Regionals
SERVICE EXCELLENCE: Delivery Efficiency & Effectiveness

Customers want it! The public demand it! Council expects it! The budget requires it! Meanwhile, staff and elected official have some great ideas to enhance service efficiency and effectiveness. Learn the steps, use tools and share ideas to promote a culture of continuous service innovation.

This hands-on session using 'real time' service topics is designed for current and emerging service leaders, elected officials and managers in local, First Nation, Metis and regional governments as well as municipal corporations.

Make a leadership difference by guiding service innovation in your organization

Larry Majeski Bursary

"The SLGM, is honoured to issue the Larry Majeski Bursary 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 and service to their communities, municipalities and to local government."

Congratulations to:

  • Clayton Gillespie, Town of Stavely
  • Jennifer Hirsche, Village of Foremost
  • Elaine Macdonald CLGM, Village of Rockyford
  • Dawn Neilson, Town of Lamont
  • Heather O'Halloran, Village of Carmangay
  • Karen St Martin CLGM, Town of Mayerthorpe
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 Barrhead
Posting Date: January 17, 2019
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Big Lakes County
Director of Community & Protective Services
Posting Date: December 18, 2018
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Woodlands County
Director of Corporate Services
Posting Date: December 11, 2018
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Municipal District of Pincher Creek No.9
Chief Administrative Officer
Posting Date: October 30, 2018
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