Twelve Saskatchewan Municipalities win Saskatchewan Municipal Awards in 2015

The ninth annual Saskatchewan Municipal Awards program is happy to announce this year’s winners. These awards recognize innovation and excellence in Saskatchewan local governments of all types.


An independent, six-member committee reviewed 11 nominations, submitted on behalf of 20 municipalities to choose the four winning projects. The committee members were:

  • Keith Schneider: former Executive Director of SUMA and Principal with ADVOCO Consulting;

  • Ken Engel: former Executive Director of SARM;

  • Jim Scarrow: former mayor of Prince Albert and former Vice-President of Cities for SUMA;

  • Gordon Barnhart: President of the University of Saskatchewan and former Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan;

  • Neal Hardy: former President of SARM; and

  • Jeff Mulligan: managing partner of AHHA Moments Inc. and former mayor of Lloydminster.

Winning urban municipalities received their awards on February 2, 2016 during the annual SUMA Convention. The awards were distributed to winning rural municipalities at the SARM Midterm Convention in November, 2015.


Congratulations to the winners of the ninth annual Saskatchewan Municipal Awards!


First Place

Doctor Recruitment/Retention Strategy and Community Health & Wellness Centre

Town of Kamsack


Established a committee that developed a strategy to recruit and retain physicians in the community, including the construction of a health and wellness facility.


Second Place

Kindersley Waste Water Project

Town of Kindersley

An agreement allowing the oil and gas sector to access and utilize the wastewater from the water treatment plant to alleviate steadily increasing water consumption.


Third Place

Jubilee Park

Town of Shaunavon


Rehabilitated recreational infrastructure including a new arena, curling rink, skate park, tennis courts, playground, ball diamonds, swimming pool, basketball courts, and an outdoor rink with more plans for the future.


Regional Cooperation

Planning for Growth Services Agreement

RMs of Mervin, Frenchman Butte, Parkdale, and Turtle River, Town of Turtleford, Villages of Paradise Hill, Glaslyn, Mervin, and Edam


A shared-services agreement giving 19 RMs, towns and villages in the area access to the services of a growth professional planner, enabling better planning for the future for subdivisions and servicing requirements for increased infrastructure needs.


Saskatchewan Municipal Awards is a program partnership between the

Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) and the Saskatchewan

Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, New

North, the Rural Municipal Administrators’ Association of Saskatchewan (RMAA)

and the Urban Municipal Administrators Association of Saskatchewan (UMAAS).