ARE YOU GOING THE EXTRA MILE
FOR YOUR MUNICIPALITY?
GET RECOGNIZED FOR IT!
Nominations for the 14th Annual
Saskatchewan Municipal Awards are now open!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE
2019 SASKATCHEWAN MUNICIPAL AWARDS!
First Place: Sacichawasihc Relationship Agreement (City of North Battleford, Town of Battleford, Moosomin, Sweetgrass, Saulteaux , and Little Pine First Nations, and Lucky Man Cree Nation)
Winning Practice: Developed an agreement that gives municipal and Indigenous governments a way to work together in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration through the building of government-to-government relationships.
Second Place: Emergency Medical Service Support (Town of Radville and RMs of Laurier, The Gap, Lake Alma, Souris Valley, Surprise Valley, and Lomond)
Winning Practice: Established an EMS building, including staff lodging, to attract and retain EMS employees to improve regional EMS services.
Third Place: ‘Beware the Grease Beast’ Drain Pollution Prevention Program (City of Lloydminster)
Winning Practice: Created a marketing campaign raising resident awareness of the hazards, costs, and complications resulting from drain pollution.
Regional Cooperation: Regional Asset Management and Group Learning ( Villages of Broderick, Conquest, Elbow, Glenside, Kenaston , Loreburn , Strongfield and Beechy , Resort Village of Mistusinne , Towns of Central Butte, t^”Dundurn, Hanley and Craik, and RMs of Loreburn and Fertile Valley )
Winning Practice: Developed a regional cooperation framework to provide each municipal council with a plan to forecast asset replacement investments, to better understand revenue sources and suitability, and to communicate more effectively with community members around the state of municipal assets.
Thank you to this year's Title Sponsor, Affinity Credit Union!
To recognize and celebrate excellence and innovation on the part of Saskatchewan’s municipalities.
Shift the main focus to the core audience being Saskatchewan municipalities.
To share knowledge amongst municipalities by way of exposure to best practices.
To promote cooperation and synergies between urban and rural municipalities.
To maintain a focus on awarding municipal driven projects.
The Municipal Capacity Development Program (MCDP) houses over 130 various best practices projects in addition to the SMA winning projects. Be sure to check it out at the Best Practices Library. You could find just the advice and guidelines you were looking for to complete a project within your own municipality!
The SMA program is a joint partnership between New North, the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), the Municipalities of Saskatchewan, the Rural Municipal Administrators’ Association of Saskatchewan (RMAA), the Urban Municipal Administrator Association of Saskatchewan (UMAAS), and the Ministry of Government Relations (GR).