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June 2023 | Issue 19

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the 2023 Annual Conference!

September 20-22, 2023


Register by July 7 and be entered into a draw to win one night free!

Plan to attend Thursday nights gala event to enjoy networking with colleagues and entertainment to help you laugh the stress of the every day away!


Book your hotel before Aug 20 at a rate of $149/night. Call 403-346-2091 OR

1-800-662-7197 OR


AMTPA Board shares at the GFOA Conference in Banff

We had over 200 conversations with municipal finance colleagues at this years GFOA Conference in Banff, May14-17. Many had not heard of our Association prior to these conversations and many shared accolades of how we have helped their employees!

Thank you to GFOA for your support!

Upcoming Events

RMA has released The MGA Special Lien: What it is and how to use it. This guide, developed in partnership with Brownlee and through funding from the Government of Alberta, is intended to support rural municipalities in understanding when and how to utilize the special lien granted to municipalities under ss. 348 and 348.1 of the MGA to recover unpaid property taxes, and in particular related to oil and gas property. The guide also examines the limitations of the special lien and how it aligns with other existing tax recovery tools.

To support members in utilizing the guide, RMA and Brownlee are offering two identical webinars in the coming weeks. To allow for open and frank discussion on the special lien and other tax recovery challenges, the webinars are open only to elected officials and staff of RMA full member municipalities, and registration is required. The webinar dates, times, and registration links are below:

 Tuesday, June 13, 9:00 – 10:00am

Thursday, June 15, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

This webinar will provide RMA members with an overview of RMA's recently released special liens guide. Led by Greg Plester, Partner at Brownlee LLP, participants will learn how the guide can be used to improve understanding of special liens, their limitations, how they may be used with other existing legislative tools to recover unpaid taxes from oil and gas companies. The webinar will also allow time for open discussion and questions on special liens and other tax recovery tools. 

Presented by Deloitte

WHEN |  Thursday, June 1 & 8 @10:00 AM
WHERE | Online Interactive Webinar


Our member spotlight this month introduces Megan, the Property Tax Officer with the Town of Canmore.  Megan worked for the Town for 3 years prior to coming to the dark side as the Property Tax & Utility expert for the last 8 years.

Megan joined the Association for further resources and networking opportunities in property taxes. "It’s a lonely world to try and figure out the ins and outs of property taxes without being able to ask questions and to bounce around ideas with others! The legislative requirements and deadlines can be intimidating, so having easily accessible resources (and help to interpret the MGA jargon!) has been fantastic."

Originally from Ottawa, Megan went to university in Toronto for New Media (web design). She moved out to the Rockies after graduation where she met her Australian husband-to-be. Before settling down in Canmore 18 years ago, her meandering path led to Australia and Europe before settling and initially pursuing a career in Events Management. Family life had her trade in the chaotic events world for a Monday-Friday gig in property taxes & utilities where she was able to pursue her love of spreadsheets, organization, and process improvement.

On her off time, Megan enjoys the beautiful outdoors playing hockey, mountain biking, cross country skiing, visual arts, camping. Her other full time job consists of chauffeuring and attending the schedule of her two children.


NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Members of AMTPA is called for and will be held on the 22nd day of September, 2023 at 8:00am at the Red Deer Resort & Casino for the following purposes:

1. To receive the audited financial statements of the Association for the financial year ended

     December 31, 2022;

2. To elect Directors of the Association;

3. To appoint the Auditors of the Association for the ensuing year;

4. To consider and, if amenable, approve bylaw amendments;

5. To transact such other business as may properly be brought before the meeting.

We are currently seeking nominations for the Executive Board for the following positions:



Director of Education



If you are interested in any of these positions and would like more information, please email secretary@amtpa.camail.

To make a nomination or to nominate yourself, please complete our

Nomination Form.

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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
Apply Now!

As our association grows, AMTPA aims to offer members new opportunities to access support through collaboration. We are currently looking at developing a mentorship program which will open up a network of communication between experienced taxation professionals and those who may be newer to the field, or even just feel they have more to learn. To ensure that this program suits the needs of our members, we will be forwarding a short survey in July and providing an introduction of the program at our 2023 Conference.

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

City of Airdrie is hiring...check out the posting on our job page...closes June 9

If you are looking for a new position, or know of someone that is, be sure to check our website often. We have posted several jobs for Alberta Municipalities looking for Property Tax Specialists this year already!

Submit a Job


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