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Election 2014

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One of the main functions of the AMM is to lobby on issues that affect Manitoba Municipalities. Many of our issues are raised by our members through resolutions or correspondence, which we then bring to the attention of the Manitoba or Federal government.
What's New
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October 1, 2014 - New web resource at

The AMM and the Manitoba School Boards Association (MSBA) have teamed up to offer a “one-stop” election website called Manitoba Votes.

Manitoba Votes offers a current list of council and school board candidates, and will be updated on October 22—Election Day—as the polls come in.

Visit MBVotes website


September 4, 2014 - AMM 16th Annual Convention

"Today's Vision: Tomorrow's Reality" is the theme for the 2014 AMM Annual Convention, taking place from November 24-26 at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.

Visit our Convention page for all the details!






August 21, 2014 - AMM welcomes special guests

The AMM welcomed some special guests during the week of August 11, when Julia de la Cruz Mena Rivera, María Elena Guerra Gallardo and Jonathan Gonzalez Rosales from the Association of Municipalities of Nicaragua (AMUNIC) visited Canada.



Pictured: AMM Eastern Urban Director, Mayor Chris Goertzen, welcomes Mayor María Elena Guerra Gallardo, City of Juigalpa, Nicaragua (centre) and translator, Professor Jesús Ángel Muguel García (left) to Steinbach during their recent visit to Manitoba.




July 24, 2014 - New municipal election portal to offer online results

Getting to the polls isn’t the only election-day inconvenience. Sometimes, finding the results is just as difficult. That is about to change with the introduction of Manitoba Votes.

Visit MBVotes website
Visit AMM's Election 2014 page




July 14, 2014 - Summer, 2014 edition of the Municipal Leader

E-government, online voting, election your council keeping up? Read our Special Report this issue to find out what's happening in the world of municipal technology, who is embracing it, and who is charting new territory here in Manitoba and across Canada.

We also look at innovation of another sort...wastewater treatment. The Village of Dunnottar's passive filter pilot project is doing its part to reduce algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg.

View the Summer, 2014 issue now
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July 11, 2014 - 2014 June District Meetings

The 2014 June District Meetings have now concluded. Visit our recap page for presentations, resolutions, and photos from the meetings.


Pictured: President Doug Dobrowolski at the Midwestern District Meeting, June 12, 2014 in Hamiota, Manitoba.




June 11, 2014 - Power Smart LED Roadway Lighting Conversion Program

Several dignitaries gathered in Brandon yesterday to announce the Power Smart LED Street Lighting Conversion Program. The program responds to an AMM resolution calling on Manitoba Hydro to to provide LED lighting options to municipalities when replacing and/or installing lighting fixtures.

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Pictured L to R: Drew Caldwall, MLA for Brandon East; The Honourable Stan Struthers, Minister of Municipal Government; Mayor Shari Decter Hirst, City of Brandon; President Doug Dobrowolski, AMM; and Lloyd Kuczek, VP Customer Care & Energy Conservation with Manitoba Hydro.





June 11, 2014 - Surface Water Management Strategy Announced

Yesterday, the Province of Manitoba announced a comprehensive Surface Water Management Strategy and multi-year surface water management investments to protect Lake Winnipeg and mitigate flood and drought damage.

The public is asked to comment on the proposed Surface Water Management Strategy and the Towards Sustainable Drainage consultation document by Dec. 31.

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June 6, 2014 - New Green Team positions announced

President Doug Dobrowolski joined the Honourable Kevin Chief, Minister of Children and Youth Opportunities at the Manitoba Legislature this morning to announce over 100 additional Green Team positions. Dozens of Green Team members from across the province also took part in the announcement.

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View AMM position paper

Pictured: President Doug Dobrowolski (centre, left) and Minister Kevin Chief (right) are joined by dozens of Green Team members at the Manitoba Legislature.




May 26, 2014 - Western Canadian municipalities find common ground

May 23, 2014 - Representatives from the provincial urban and rural municipal associations of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba gathered last week in Winnipeg to discuss items of common interest.

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Pictured L to R: Laurent Mougeot, Chief Executive Officer, SUMA; Debra Button, President, SUMA; Darren Hill, Executive Member, SUMA; Barry Gunther, Vice-President of Villages, Resort Villages and Northern Municipalities, SUMA; Ralph Groening, Rural Vice-President, AMM; Eileen Clarke, Urban Vice-President, AMM; Ray Orb, Vice-President, SARM; Doug Dobrowlski, President, AMM; Dave Marit, President, SARM; Laurel Feltin, A/Executive Director, SARM; Joe Masi, Executive Director, AMM; John McGowan, Chief Executive Officer, AUMA; Helen Rice, President, AUMA; Gerald Rhodes, Executive Director, AAMDC; and Bob Barss, President, AAMDC.




May 2, 2014 - Federal Funding now available for Manitoba communities

President Doug Dobrowolski joined the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Language, the Honourable Stan Struthers, Manitoba Minister of Municipal Government, and other dignitaries at Winnipeg City Hall today to celebrate the renewal of the federal Gas Tax Fund for the next 10 years.

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Pictured: President Doug Dobrowolski (at podium) addresses spectators prior to the signing of the renewed Gas Tax Agreement. Also pictured L to R: The Hon. Shelly Glover, Larry Maguire, MP for Brandon-Souris, Joyce Bateman, MP for Winnipeg South Centre, the Hon. Stan Struthers, and Sam Katz, Mayor, City of Winnipeg.




April 30, 2014 - Water and wastewater infrastructure investments

The Manitoba government announced it will invest $84 million over the next five years to improve and upgrade water and waste-water facilities in more urban and rural communities outside of Winnipeg.

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Pictured: President Doug Dobrowolski joins Premier Greg Selinger and Municipal Government Minister Stan Struthers to announce funds for water and wastewater improvements.




April 22, 2014 - Local infrastructure top-of-mind, poll shows

Local infrastructure is the most critical top-of-mind issue for almost one third of Manitobans, according to a recent poll by Probe Research. The poll “Everything is Local” was commissioned jointly by the AMM, the City of Winnipeg, and the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) to gauge public opinion of local governments and the challenges facing municipalities.

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Download "Everything is Local"




April 7, 2014 - Spring, 2014 Issue - the Municipal Leader

It is not often something truly historic happens, but when City of Winnipeg Councillor Devi Sharma became Speaker last November she became the first woman in the City's history to do so. She’s not the only municipal official profiled this issue,  however - her colleague, Councillor Jeff Browaty, and City of Thompson Councillor Luke Robinson are the most recent additions to the AMM Board of Directors. We have all their stories.

This issue also spotlights the Municipal Officials Seminar and MTCML Tradeshow, highlights the federal and provincial budgets, and includes plenty of other interesting stories from contributors.

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March 14, 2014 - AMM Awards Youth Leadership

The AMM is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2014 George Harbottle Memorial Young Community Leader Award is Dane Monkman, a Grade 12 student at Gimli High School in the Evergreen School Division. The AMM presented the award at the Manitoba School Boards Association Celebration of Success evening on March 13.



Pictured: President Doug Dobrowolski presents the 2014 Young Community Leader Award to Dane Monkman.




March 4, 2014 - Municipal Officials Seminar

This year's Municipal Officials Seminar (MOS) takes place from April 16-17, 2014 at the Keystone Centre in Brandon. Join us for two days of policy and professional development sessions, along with the MTCML Tradeshow.

Register now

Pictured: A displayer chats with a delegate at the 2013 MTCML Tradeshow.




January 29, 2014 - 2014 Mayors, Reeves and CAOs Meetings

The annual Mayors, Reeves and CAOs meetings are a series of meetings held over a two week period in each of the AMM's seven districts. The main purpose of each of these meetings is to enhance communication between the AMM and its membership.

View 2014 Schedule
Register now

Pictured: Urban Vice-President Eileen Clarke, President Doug Dobrowolski, and Rural Vice-President Ralph Groening, 2013 Western District Mayors, Reeves and CAOs meeting, Village of Waskada





January 20, 2014 - Winter, 2014 Issue - the Municipal Leader

Public safety is one of the cornerstones of a healthy community. When we think of public safety, crime prevention and the work of our local police service or RCMP detachment often comes to mind. What we often forget however, is that those who enforce our laws don't work alone. They rely on partnerships with many other organizations to keep us, and our communities, safe. Our Special Report this issue takes a look at some of those partnerships and features a few success stories, as well.


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