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About Us
The professional Society of Local Government Managers regulates the practices of local government managers and ensures its members act in the best public interest.

Under Alberta Statute, the Society sets practice standards along with remedial actions. As well, the Society recognizes professional managers with a Certified Local Government Managers (CLGM) designation.

Alberta's professional local government managers, working with you to provide quality local government management.

Feel free to email Linda Davies at if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

May 15-19, 2017 MALW

The Society of Local Government Managers (SLGM) will be hosting the Municipal Administration Leadership Workshop from May 15-19, 2017 MALW.

An informative, educational opportunity awaits you in a beautiful mountain setting. The Society has planned an exceptional two and a half day educational program directed at meeting the needs of municipal managers, assistants, departmental managers, and government employees looking for a professional educational experience that provides practical skills for dealing with contemporary issues.
You will find senior and junior level CAOs from urban and rural, large and small jurisdictions who value the opportunity to learn from each other as well as from experts in the field.

Reach your Peak – Plan on attending the Municipal Administration Leadership Workshop in beautiful Kananaskis Country.

Keep up to-date on the 2017 workshop at

Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors!

  • Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties
  • Alberta Municipal Affairs
  • Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
  • AltaGas Utilities Inc
  • Architecture Tkalcic
  • ATB Investor Services
  • Border Paving
  • Bow Valley Bridge Services
  • Brownlee LLP
  • CIBC Wood Gundy
  • Caron Transportation Systems
  • Davies Park
  • FORTISAlberta
  • ISL Engineering and Land Services
  • Inland Cement
  • Kneehill County
  • MLT Lawyers
  • MPE Engineering Ltd
  • Munisight - Accurate Assessment Group
  • Northern Sunrise County
  • RC Strategies
  • Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP
  • Shores Jardine LLP
  • Stantec
  • Turpin Kong Architects
  • Tetra Tech EBA Inc.
  • Volker Stevin Highways Ltd.
  • Wes-Can Seal Coating Inc.
  • WSP


SLGM|LGL Annual Regional Leadership Workshops
On the Edge of the Diving Board - Nov. 28, 29 or Dec. 5, 2016
Grande Prairie, Leduc or Claresholm, Alberta. The Society of Local Government Managers of Alberta is hosting a highly interactive opportunity for CAOs, senior managers and elected officials to focus on "real time" challenges of presenting a recommendation or having to make a decision. Effective problem Solving and decision making in local government is a critical leadership attribute as you manage increasing demands amidst limited resources.
Registration Form

The Leadership Legacy

The Society of Local Government Managers (SLGM) is pleased to launch the ‘online’ Local Government Leadership Profiles.

This initiative was initiated by the Society of Local Government Managers Board of Directors with specific leadership provided by Board Chair Chris Jardine, CLGM and Society member Dr. Gordon McIntosh, CLGM with input from professionals throughout Alberta. At the 2013 SLGM conference, participants identified key leadership competencies required of Chief Administrative Officers, managers and supervisors to deal with the changing local government landscape. Later that year, a province-wide survey provided further leadership insights. A group of professionals developed key leader expectations for further input at the 2014 SLGM conference.

These competency-based Leader Profiles will be helpful for:

  • Councils to recruit and provide feedback for the Chief Administrative Officer position
  • Incumbent and aspiring CAOs to undertake self–assessments and develop the needed competencies to prepare to advance.
  • CAOs and managers to guide the staff performance and learning
  • Municipal–related Associations to provide contemporary training needs
  • Educational institutions to ensure contemporary competency-based learning
Strategic Leader Profile
Tactical Leader Profile
Operational Leader Profile

The SLGM Board looks forward to sharing and working with professional and political associations to enhance local government leadership.

Our profound thanks to all who volunteered their time and participated in this venture and in particular Dr. Gord McIntosh.

Dedicated CAO and Dedicated Team Awards

 Classifieds - New

Town of Athabascsa
Director of Finance & Administration
Posting Date: October 8, 2016
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Sturgeon County
Contracts Specialist
Posting Date: October 4, 2016
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Sturgeon County
Program Supervisor
Posting Date: October 4, 2016
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County of Barrhead No. 11
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
Posting Date: September 15, 2016
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