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Monthly News & Updates

February 2023 | Issue 17

If you are receiving this newsletter for the first time and you are not the tax professional in your municipality, please be sure to pass this on - they will appreciate it! 

Upcoming Events

March 15 at 10am

Overview of the Tax Bylaw

In preparation for the tax season, we have brought back presenters from Municipal Affairs to give us an overview.

The presentation will be about 50 minutes with 10 minutes open to the floor for questions and discussion.

Registration will open by March 1st.

May 15 at 10am


Our May webinar will be hosted by Brownlee LLP and will be a legal discussion relating to FOIP. Do you have specific questions you are looking to get answered? If so, please email these to so Brownlee can prepare.

September 20-22


The 2023 Conference will have a full day of Tax Recovery, legal discussion and other valuable information! This event will be held in Red Deer at the Red Deer Resort & Casino!

Check the website for updates!

Do you have questions? Do you have an idea to share? Email Bailee at

Early registration will open in May.

Check out our website for all of our upcoming events.


Membership Renewal

If you haven't paid for your renewal, you will be receiving reminder notices. If you have sent payment and are still receiving the reminders, please email to follow up.

Thank you for your continued patience while we work through our first year of membership renewals!

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!

Send in your application. Already a member? You don't have to do anything! You will be notified when your renewal fees are due.


  • The Government of Alberta Dispute Resolution Network (DRN) is hosting a conference on March 2 & 3, 2023 in Edmonton that is open to provincial and municipal tribunals and boards.  This means that the conference is open to clerks from local Subdivision Appeal Boards (SDAB) and Assessment Review Boards (ARBs).

    This year’s theme is Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) in an Increasingly Complex and Polarized World

    Conference Flyer

    The conference is only $175 and has a session on adjudication offered from the Foundation of Administrative Justice.

    Information Sharing

    BLOOM Centre for Municipal Education is an education and consulting firm dedicated to empowering and enabling municipalities to achieve excellence.

    At BLOOM, we believe municipalities possess an untapped power.

    Our goal is to strengthen municipalities from the inside out, through practical education, simple tools and dynamic partnerships — to become less dependent on external resources. More resilient. Better neighbours. More welcoming and inspiring and sustainable.

    The GFOA Conference 2023 is being held in Banff. Registration is now open.

    Member Spotlight

    Angela Smith

    Angela Smith works for the City of Medicine Hat as the Supervisor of Customer Care and Billing. She has 24 years municipal experience!  The majority of Angela’s experience is on the Billing side. “I had started in Customer Service, but had been away from it for 20 years. On the Billing side my focus was completing transactions, balancing GL’s, and creating tax notices – so the numerical facts and details. Now that I am back in the Customer Service environment, it requires a better understanding of the bylaws and MGA, to be able to implement and support the legislations.”

    Angela truly enjoys the outdoors.

    "Cycling is my absolute favorite activity. We generally do 50-60 km rides. A ride isn’t a ride without some hills. There is a great network of paths in Medicine Hat, and we bike out of city limits as well. Though I’m not a fan of roots and rocks on my path. My other favorite happy place is kayaking. I love the thrill of some rapids, though the lakes can be peaceful to enjoy too. Winter is for snowshoeing and hiking!"

    Angela has joined the association in order to increase her understanding of Bylaws and the MGA. She enjoys learning from others general municipal practices and be up to date with best practices. Angela’s’ experience with billing and balancing GL's provides the Association with expertise when completing our annual Audit.

    Document Library

    The Document Library has been added to. Don't forget to check it out for information before sending out a question...your answer may already be there!

    If you have any documents, links or ideas to add to this library, feel free to email

    Document Library (members only)

    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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    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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