About the Program
Established in 2006, the Saskatchewan Municipal Awards (SMA) celebrates the excellent and innovative practices of Saskatchewan’s municipal governments. The following are the objectives of the program:
To recognize and celebrate excellence and innovation on the part of Saskatchewan’s municipalities;
Shift the main focus to the core audience, which are Saskatchewan municipalities;
To share knowledge amongst municipalities by way of exposure to best practices;
To promote cooperation and synergies between urban and rural municipalities; and
To maintain a focus on awarding municipal driven projects.
The Saskatchewan Municipal Awards program is a joint partnership between the executive of:
Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM)
Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA)
Rural Municipal Administrators’ Association (RMAA)
Urban Municipal Administrator Association of Saskatchewan (UMAAS)
Ministry of Government Relations
The program is administered by SUMA and is managed by SUMA, SARM, and the Ministry of Government Relations.
A selection committee made up of six, non-biased, distinguished individuals within the municipal community evaluate the nominated projects and select the winners.
Awards are presented to the top three municipal initiatives that demonstrate innovations and betterment for a municipality. There are more than 17 topics that projects could be awarded.