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The Local Government Administrators of the Northwest Territories (LGANT) is a professional organization comprised of senior administrators within local community governments in the Northwest Territories. The Mission of LGANT is to promote excellence and professionalism in the field of local government administration in the Northwest Territories through education and career development programs and to create awareness of the Local Government Administrator’s role in the community.
LGANT has moved - NEW OFFICE LOCATION:
5018 -52nd Street (second floor - above Fiddles & Stix Music)
PO Box 2083, Yellowknife NT X1A 2P6
May 6, 2013: Northern SAOs in Training
Two of our Northern SAO Trainees were featured in News/North articles this year.
Since Holly Ovayuak (Hamlet of Tuktoyktuk) and Lisa Mackenzie Nitsiza (Community Government of Whati) started as SAO Trainees, they have been getting a flavour of everything there is to know about running a municipality, and helping to build capacity in their communities.
As Holly commented, learning to become an SAO is keeping her busy: "If I'm not doing any courses, I have been reviewing bylaws, all the municipal bylaws". She began her career at the Hamlet ten years ago, and started as an SAO Trainee in November. She says "it may be challenging, but in the end, it pays off. You gain more knowledge, you gain more experience and you can do whatever you want if you put your mind to it".
Lisa Mackenzie Nitsiza, originally from Behchoko, moved to Whati two years ago. She said she believes there are many qualities that go into ensuring an SAO is right for the job, including patience and good organizational skills. She wants to understand how the community operates so she can respond to questions from community members. "You are going to be dealing with the community; you need patience to answer questions".
Both SAO Trainees are part of the Advancing Local Government Administrators Program (ALGAP). For more information, visit the 33strong website.
April 16, 2013: Did you miss LGANT's 2013 Spring E-Brief in your inbox? It not too late, click here to read now!
MARCH 26, 2013: LGANT announces winner of the LGANT Member Bursary to attend 2013 CAMA Conference - Susan Christie, SAO of the Hamlet of Fort Providence wins!
LGANT encourages ongoing professional and career development of its members in support of its mission to promote exellence in the field of local Government administration in the NWT. Attending the CAMA (Canadian Association's of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) conference is an excellent opportunity to learn about best practices and important trends in local government administration. The conference provides an unique opportunity for discussions and networking with colleagues from all Canadian jurisdictions. A trade show also offers local government specific products and services.
CAMA (Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators) News
The 2013 Annual Conference will be held in Victoria (BC) from May 27th to May 29th at the Fairmont Empress and the Victoria Conference Centre. Program and on-line registration are now available.
Registering as a municipal CAMA member will save you enough money to pay for your membership alone. If you are a LGANT member and interested in joining CAMA there is a special offer for a trial membership at 50% discount. There are many other benefits of becoming a member of Canada's national professional body for local government adminstrators.
New 2013 Spring Sessions of Web Based Professional Development provided by LGMA-CAMA were just included in LGANT's events calendar. Make sure you check out the details! These programs are open to all public service employees. Web based E-Learning courses provide the ability to participate via either internet and audio, or audio only. The technology allows participants to ask questions or comment via either voice or a “chat” feature. The webinars are scheduled to run on Tuesdays and are two hours in length: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Mountain Time. The cost for each session is $150 plus applicable taxes per person.
Local Government Administrator Handbook and Wiki:
Essential information about the scope of responsibilities and roles of Local Government Administrators assisting communities in retaining and attracting LGAs and impacting their ability to funtion effectively.
Some of LGANT's member services:
LGANT Secures Supplier of HR Services for NWT Communities
Unlimited Advertising with Civicjobs.ca - A "Public Service Capacity for Local Community Governments Initiative"
Want to know more about the Public Service Capacity Initiative for Community Governments? Go to http://33strong.ca/
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LGANT will be attending the 43rd annual Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) conference and trade show in Victoria, BC from May 27 - 29, 2013. This year's theme is "Leadership Excellence".
The Mackenzie Valley, Gwich’in, Sahtu, and Wek’eezhii Land and Water Boards are pleased to announce the release of several important new policy and guideline documents.
The new policies and guidelines will become effective June 1, 2013, and are available at www.mvlwb.com.
LGANT will have a booth set up at the 5th Annual YKDFN Career Fair at the Chief Drygeese Conference Centre in Dettah on May 16, 2013 from 10AM - 3PM.
The Local Government Administrators of the NWT is seeking expressions of interest to provide estimates for the redevelopment of the LGANT website: www.lgant.com.
Incorporated Hamlet of Sachs HarbourBox 90, Sachs Harbout, NT X0E 0Z0Telephone: 867-690-4351Facsimile: 867-690-4802
The Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk is seeking an energetic individual to fulfill the permanent position of Recreation Coordinator. The Recreation Coordinator will ensure the effective operation of Recreation Programs for the community, schedule activities, facilities and volunteers as required, supervise Recreation Staff to ensure programs and facilities are coordinated, book all sport renta
A select group of Aklavik students will be zip-lining, boating and hiking in and around the nation's capital next week as part of a student exchange that will earn them a high school tourism course credit.
There will be Biomass Video Releases in three NWT communities next week:
Fort Providence Biomass Video Release
Tuesday April 16 - 7-8:30pm - Community Hall
Behchoko Biomass Video Release
Wednesday April 17 - 5:30-7pm - Community Hall