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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.

Program Administration

The Saskatchewan Municipal Awards program is a joint partnership between the executive of:

  • New North

  • 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.

Program Facts


Award Ceremonies

The Saskatchewan Municipal Awards are presented to rural municipalities at the Annual SARM Convention in March and to urban municipalities at the Annual SUMA Convention in April. 

SARM Convention   SUMA Convention


Project Evaluators

A selection committee made up of six, non-biased, distinguished individuals within the municipal community evaluate the nominated projects and select the winners.

Meet the Committee


Project Topics

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.  


See the project topics

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