Like many other provinces in Canada, and indeed comparable jurisdictions around the world, Albertan municipalities are increasingly faced with challenges that can be directly linked to their fiscal, policy and political relationships with the province. Even as the province develops and moves toward implementation of more integrated, regional and holistic strategies, municipal governments continue to struggle with common issues of provincial devolution, increased responsibilities, budgetary uncertainty, limited revenue and structural options. This webinar will look at factors influencing rural municipal governments (and their governance) within the contexts of regionalization, municipal devolution and amalgamation in Alberta.
On February 9th, 2015, the RPLC will present:
Naomi Finseth works for the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus in both a research and administrative role. Her research areas include effects of provincial devolution on rural municipalities in Alberta, municipal governance reform, and land use planning in Alberta. She is also anticipating starting a Masters in Political Science in the fall of 2015.
Dr. Lars Hallstrom is the Director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities. The Centre is charged with linking the research, outreach and educational capacity of the University of Alberta with students, researchers, rural communities, rural community organizations, and policy makers at multiple levels across the province, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Hallstrom’s work focuses on comparative environmental policy, and particularly on the intersection of politics, science and public policy.
Monday February 9, 2015
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (CST)
Audience: Provincial and Municipal Staff & Government, Academic Community, Community Leaders, Economic Development Practitioners, Community Organizations, Non-Profit Organisations etc.
For more information or to register:
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