Who We Are
The Association of
Manitoba Municipalities identifies and addresses the
needs and concerns of its members in order to achieve
strong and effective municipal government.
The AMM was created in January 1999 as a result of a merger
between the Union of Manitoba Municipalities (UMM) and the
Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities (MAUM).
All 197 incorporated municipalities
in Manitoba are members of the AMM.
The representation to the Board of Directors for Parkland, Interlake, Midwestern, Central, Western and Eastern districts shall be comprised of one (1) representative from an urban municipality and one (1) representative from a rural municipality in each of the respective Districts. The representation to the Board for the Northern District shall be comprised of one (1) representative from The Pas, Flin Flon, Snow Lake or Grand Rapids and one (1) representative from Thompson, Lynn Lake, Leaf Rapids, Churchill, Gillam or LGD of Mystery Lake.
The City of Winnipeg is represented by one Director. The AMM
Members as well.
Each year at the annual convention, members elect a president
and two vice-presidents (one urban, one rural) who will serve
as the association’s executive.
A complete listing of the current
executive and board of directors (including biographies) is
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. Other issues are initiated by senior levels of
government when they draft legislation or regulations that
affect municipalities. The AMM monitors and responds to any
legislation affecting municipal government.
On an annual basis, the AMM meets with:
The AMM also operates a trading company,
Trading Company of Manitoba Ltd. (MTCML) and provides many
member services, including specials events throughout the year,
a quarterly magazine,
a bi-weekly news
bulletin, a web site and general information and support.
- The Provincial Cabinet
- The Provincial Opposition
- Individual Provincial Cabinet
- Utilities such as Manitoba Hydro
and Manitoba Telecom Services.
The AMM is solely funded by its members and its trading company.