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Monthly News & Updates

October 2022 | Issue 13

Meet your new Board of Directors

We are so thankful that these members put their hand up at the AGM. New voices mean new ideas! Thank you!

Derek Kwiatkowksi, County of Vermilion River PRESIDENT

Denise Schmaltz, City of Medicine Hat VICE-PRESIDENT

Bailee Boulet, Town of Brooks DIRECTOR

Charlene Byrne, Northern Sunrise County DIRECTOR

Debi Malone, Town of Grimshaw DIRECTOR

Along with the current board members:

Stella Punko, Town of Westlock TREASURER

Caroline Siverson, Kneehill County SECRETARY

Kerry Boogaart, City of Lethbridge DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

Bethann Lavigne, Town of Didsbury DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP

you should see great things for the future of this Association!

We also want to thank Angela Smith, City of Medicine & Joyce Mackenize-Grieve, MD of Pincher Creek for being our Financial Auditors.

The 2023 Conference Committee will consist of 

Alyssa Wonnick, City of Airdrie

Trinity Hines, Lac St. Anne County

Shelby Lemke, Strathcona County

along with 2-3 Board Members.

Message from your New President

Greetings AMTPA Members!

It is hard to believe that a few short days ago many of us gathered in Edmonton for a milestone celebration—the AMTPA’s inaugural Annual Conference. I would like to congratulate the 2022 Conference Committee Members, Bailee Boulet, Bethann Lavigne, Caroline Siverson, Charlene Byrne & Marie Walroth for creating a very informative and fun event.

Our 2022 Conference theme was “Sharing Solutions”, a goal worthy of pursuit. As the AMTPA continues to grow & develop, I believe that the foundation for a strong organization is education through collaboration. The AMTPA will also be fostering relationships with other professional organizations & with our Education Director Kerry Boogaart taking the lead, we will continue to provide our members with the opportunity to learn from experts in our field. For those of you who could not attend in person we hope that you have an opportunity to attend our upcoming webinars and to visit for more resources. I have received very positive comments about new relationships that were developed, how we as an association can address new challenges that were presented. I encourage all members to provide feedback on AMTPA business including educational resources, our conference, and how we can work better together.

I would like to specifically thank our outgoing President Erin Bricker, for her wisdom & vision in spearheading the creation of the AMTPA and all past Directors for their efforts in launching what is already a successful organization. As we look forward to 2023 and beyond, I believe that our organization can grow to become an expert and a leader in municipal government. If we work together, we will achieve great things!

Derek Kwiatkowski, President

2022 Conference

We have received the recordings and power point presentations from the Conference and will have these posted soon. Thank you for your patience while we work through the recording and create files for each session. We will update you once they are complete and uploaded to the site.

If you attended and haven't filled out the survey, we would appreciate your time to do so. Your feedback will enable the committee to provide you with a positive experience that you will enjoy and learn from in 2023! The survey will be closed October 31st.

Conference Survey

Member Spotlight

Erin is our outgoing President. Erin felt that this organization was needed to network with others that are working in municipalities to learn more about property taxes. Also, to learn how to interpret the MGA and how to put it into practice especially tax recovery.

As she leaves the organization in a position to achieve great things, we want to thank her for all she has done.

Erin works at Town of High River and has worked there for 7 years beginning in the utilities department and then moving to taxes. Erin began at the Town with 20 years of experience in the field of accounting in both public entities and private corporations.

"I spend a lot of my free time with my miniature horses. I train and show and also volunteer for the miniature horse club. I also love spending time outdoors and taking trips to the mountains with my spouse."

Erin is taking a break from many of her volunteer activities to complete her business degree.

We wish Erin luck in her studies and thank her again for her vision in getting our Association off the ground floor.

Membership Directory

In order for members to reach out to those that use the same software, members must complete that information in their member profile.

Be sure to log in and update as much information about yourself that you can. Your member profile is only public to other members.

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This will help members to email a specific group a question if they need a quick answer.

Question Forum

The Financial Software pages have had some additions from the Conference notes. There were a few questions that were general and were placed in the general Question Forum.

Please take time to go to your specific Software page and upload any templates/procedures that you are willing to share with others.

Question forum (members only)


Next Webinar - November 30 at 10am

Year End Processes

Registration will open November 1

If you missed our last webinar, there is a recording of the session available. This is available to members only. Members can log in to access.

Become a Member

Membership Benefits

  • Reduced rates for municipalities that register more than one employee
  • Free bi-monthly webinars
  • Financial System User Groups
  • Lower Conference Registration Fees
  • Members only access on
  • Mentorship Program coming soon
Apply Now!

Is there more that we can offer? We would encourage any ideas be forwarded to and we will see what can be done!

Job Postings

The AMTPA job bank is available to all municipalities when seeking an educated and experienced candidate to support their growing organization.

This service is available to all municipal entities within Alberta for the low cost of $50 per listing. Each listing is posted on our website and promoted in our member newsletter.

Instructions on How to Post a Position:

  • Write a short position description

  • Upload a PDF with the full job description

Each posting will require a separate registration process

For questions related to job postings, please contact

Please note that positions will be posted on the website for a one-month duration or to the date of closing.

Submit a Job


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Members can reset their passwords by clicking on the forgot password link and following the instructions on screen.   *Resetting your password also works to setup your password for the first time.

Remember to check your junk folder if you do not receive the forgot password email.

If you are still having issues, please contact

How do I change my information displayed in the member directory?

Login to your member profile, navigate to the Privacy link in your profile, click Edit profile.  Setting the field to 'Members' will allow other members logged into the website to see the information in the member directory.  Setting the field to 'No access' will hide this field from all members and only AMTPA administrators will be able to see the information. After making edits, click the Save button.

How can I add members to our municipality's membership?

If you have already paid for a membership with 2 or more members, please forward the other members you paid for this link that will allow them to submit their membership information. 

If you have not purchased a membership yet, fill in an application to join today.

If you've previously purchased a membership and now need to pay for additional members for your municipality, please email with the details.  

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