Provincial Funding to Assist in Training Municipal Administrators
Therefore be it resolved that the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association request the Government of Saskatchewan to provide funding to support on a cost share basis with municipalities the cost of training new administrators.
Municipal Affairs has a strong interest in working with municipalities to help address this issue. The Ministry is currently engaged with SUMA, SARM, UMAAS, and the RMAA to explore various options to assist municipalities with their administrative recruitment and retention challenges. This work includes exploring options with educational institutions (SIAST, U of R) to provide additional education and training opportunities for new administrators. At the 2010 UMAAS Annual Conference, Municipal Affairs assisted in delivering a workshop to urban administrators. The Ministry anticipates working in partnership with UMAAS again in 2011 to deliver additional training to urban administrators. As you are already aware, Municipal Affairs is involved with SARM and RMAA in a rural pilot Municipal Administrator Internship Program (MAIP). The Ministry is committed to explore other partnership options SUMA and UMAAS may be interested in developing to strengthen municipal management capacity.