The City of North Battleford has recently been recognized by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for the City’s efforts in implementing asset management within City operations. The FCM has acknowledged the City’s innovative approach to building asset management capacity by requesting the City to be a national case study for building asset management capacity for other municipalities across Saskatchewan and Canada.
FCM requested City representatives to share North Battleford’s asset management innovation story at two upcoming provincial and national conferences. The first presentation is at the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) annual conference from February 2nd to 5th where the City will speak at two education sessions accessible to all urban municipalities in Saskatchewan. The second presentation is in Ottawa from February 24th to 26th, 2020 where municipal asset management organizations from across Canada are attending to collaborate and develop better asset management capacity. The City is one of three municipalities invited to attend and will be represented by Mayor Ryan Bater and the City’s Director of Finance. All expenses related to attending the conference are paid for by FCM.
In 2019 the City undertook significant efforts to get the corporate asset management underway with 15 people, including two elected officials attending provincial training. The City’s asset management manager also completed a professional certificate in asset management in 2019 all thanks to funding support provided by the Federal Government through FCM.
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Ryan Bater, City of North Battleford Mayor