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NOMINATIONS FOR THE

2016 SASKATCHEWAN MUNICIPAL AWARDS

ARE NOW CLOSED!

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE

2016 SASKATCHEWAN MUNICIPAL AWARDS! 

 

First Place: Oil Spill and Water Crisis Response - City of Prince Albert

Activated an emergency operations centre in response to an oil spill that contaminated the source of their drinking water, the North Saskatchewan River.

Second Place: Our Humboldt Strategic Framework - City of Humboldt

Developed and implemented a framework setting out a vision and strategy for Humboldt, and used it to align policy and the budget process to the framework.

Third Place (tie): Highway 316 Concept Plan - RM of Blucher

Developed a comprehensive concept plan for the area that addressed infrastructure needs, existing development, future development, surface water considerations, and environmental factors.

Third Place (tie): Unmanned Aerial Vehicle/Laser Survey - Town of Kerrobert

Used drones and laser technology to survey the town to create an asset map and topographical map to help develop an infrastructure upgrade master plan and drainage plans.

Regional Cooperation Award: Wallace Creek Watershed Association Board - RMs of Sliding Hills, Wallace, Calder, Saltcoats, and Churchbridge, and the Village of Rhein

Founded a watershed association to proactively manage water resources to reduce flood damage to agricultural land, and protect private property and municipal infrastructure.

Videos will be posted after the SUMA Convention in February 2017!

 

Thank you to this year's Title Sponsor, Affinity Credit Union! 

 
 
 
Established in 2006, The Saskatchewan Municipal Awards (SMA) celebrates the excellent and innovative practices of Saskatchewan’s municipal governments.
 
The SMA program also aims:
  • 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 Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA), the Rural Municipal Administrators’ Association of Saskatchewan (RMAA), the Urban Municipal Administrator Association of Saskatchewan (UMAAS), and the Ministry of Government Relations (GR).