Alberta Urban Municipalities Association

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association

July 18, 2005 10:53 ET

AUMA President's Summit on Community Sustainability

Media Invitation Attention: Assignment Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - July 18, 2005) - July 15, 2005

Media Invitation
AUMA President's Summit on Community Sustainability
July 19th & 20th, Northlands AgriCom

Long term sustainability continues to be at the forefront of AUMA's advocacy initiatives. Helping Alberta's municipalities develop a solid 100-year economic, social and environmental vision to ensure a solid foundation is in place for Alberta's next century, is the focus of this important Summit. There are currently over 250 participants registered for this unprecedented event.

Highlights of the Summit include:

Day one - Tuesday July 19th
11:00 am Bob Hawkesworth, AUMA President
11:10 am Honourable John Godfrey, Minister of State (Infrastructure and Communities)
11:30 am Honourable Ralph Klein, Premier of Alberta
11:40 am Honourable Rob Renner, Minister of Municipal Affairs
1:00 pm Keynote Address - L. Hunter Lovins, President & CEO, Natural Capitalism Inc.
2:00 pm Provincial Perspective on Sustainable Communities- Honourable Dr. Lyle Oberg, Honourable Clint Dunford, Honourable Mike Harcourt

Day two - Wednesday July 20th
8:45 am Keynote Address - David Baxter, Executive Director of the Urban Futures Institute
9:45 am Concurrent Workshops:
1. The Natural Step (Sarah James and Torbjorn Lahti - co-authors of the book The Natural Step for Communities)
2. Sustainable Communities (Gwendolyn Hallsmith - Executive Director of the Global Communities Initiative)
3. Metroquest Planning Tool - Envision Sustainability Tools - Dave Biggs
4:45 pm Closing - Mayor Hugh O'Reilly of the Resort Municipality of Whistler - winner of several prestigious awards for sustainability initiatives.

Please identify yourself at the registration desk. A media table will be made available at the back of the room. Live feed is available - please let registration know whether it is required.

For detailed program information, please visit our website On behalf of the AUMA, I hope to see you there.

About the AUMA
The AUMA was founded in 1905 and has a two-pronged mandate - as an advocate for urban Alberta municipalities and as a service provider for its members. The AUMA is proud to celebrate its centennial in 2005!

Wendy Graden
Marketing & Communications Director
Phone: (780) 431-4529
Cell: (780) 913-8090 IN: ECONOMY, POLITICS, OTHER

Contact Information

  • Wendy Graden, Director, Marketing & Communications
    Primary Phone: 780-431-4529