Group Structure and Members
The Committee believes that an internal structure will assist with the decision making and problem solving process which in turn will generate the long term success of the group. The Mid Sask. Municipal Alliance approved the following structure for their working arrangement:
- To have one (1) council representative from each municipality;
- 2 floating administrators when invited and/or available;
- Meetings will be held once a month for approximately 2 hours on a rotating location basis;
- The municipality that hosts the meeting will be responsible to cover the costs.
The group also believed that is it important for everyone to be responsible for the following:
- Attend meetings and commit time (approximately 3 hours a month plus the monthly meetings) to the group;
- Representing their Council on issues related to inter-municipal cooperation;
- Reporting to their Council after each meeting and reporting to the group after each Council meeting;
- Completing the action items or designate someone to complete the action item for them;
- Addressing the regional plan as well as applicable items;
- Participating and providing input into shared opportunities and successes; and
- Keeping an open mind and participating in individual and group exercises.
Mid Sask. Municipal Alliance:
Rural Municipality of LeRoy #339;
Rural Municipality of Morris #312
Rural Municipality of Prairie Rose #309;
Rural Municipality of Usborne #310;
Town of Lanigan;
Town of LeRoy;
Town of Nokomis;
Town of Watrous;
Town of Watson;
Resort Village of Manitou Beach;
Village of Drake;
City of Humboldt;
The Village of Jansen.
Municipal Capacity Development Program:
The Municipal Capacity Development Program (MCDP) developed as a partnership between SARM, SUMA, the New North and Municipal Affairs to promote growth, cooperation and community development through intermunicipal partnership. The partnering organizations recognized a need to assist municipalities in building local capacity for long-term planning; promote cooperation among municipalities to deliver more cost effective programs and services; and; foster long term working relationships amongst communities and encourage collaboration amongst municipalities, including First Nations and Métis communities.
MCDP was created with the primary objective to build sustainable communities across Saskatchewan. MCDP’s role is to encourage and assist municipalities in developing long term capacity on an interjurisdictonal basis. MCDP assists municipalities with identifying local priorities and carrying out strategies to achieve community goals.
To view more detailed information about the MSMA, see the following two documents:
MSMA Regional Profile
Community Action Plan