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About Us

About Us

Below is a brief description of who we are and the SLGM Mission statement and membership requirements.

Mission Statement:

As the governing body of the profession, the Society's purpose is to enhance and promote the professional practice of local government management and to ensure that educational opportunities are provided to improve the management abilities of those who are involved in local government administration in Alberta.


The Society of Local Government Managers is a registered regulatory professional organization that represents the rural and urban sectors of local government and strives to improve the quality and abilities of local government managers in Alberta. Incorporated in 1988 and registered under Alberta Statute, Chapter P-18.5, Professional Occupational and Associations Registration Act in 1991, the Society's affairs are guided by an elected Board of Directors consisting of six professional members and one public member representative appointed by the Government of Alberta.

Membership Levels:

Membership consists of professional members from both rural and urban municipalities across Alberta. As well, the Society has Student Members who are working toward their first CLGM certificate program. Associate members have completed the first certificate required for the CLGM designation and are currently working to complete the final educational requirement.


As required by POARA, the Society has certified members sitting on Standing and Special Committees. These committees are:
  • Communications Committee:
    Goal: To promote the professional Society of Local Government Managers.

  • Discipline Committee:
    Goal: To maintain a high degree of trust and inherent fairness in the discipline process.

  • Practice Review Committee:
    Goal: To protect the public interest.

  • Professional Development Committee:
    Goal: To be knowledgeable of the present and future educational requirements of local government management and to determine what is necessary to satisfy these requirements.

  • Registration Committee:
    Goal: Respond quickly and effectively to applications from persons wanting to become members of the Society.

  • Planning Committee for the
    Municipal Administration Leadership Workshop:

    Goal: To plan and provide a quality educational event for those interested in local government administration and issues.