SUMA and SARM Discuss Provincial Growth

One day past the anniversary of the release of the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth by Premier Wall, leaders from the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) and the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) met this morning. The two associations discussed their shared roles and responsibilities in encouraging local governments to work together as Saskatchewan experiences unprecedented growth.

“We believe that co-operation is the name of the game,” said SUMA President Debra Button. “In our role as municipal leaders, SUMA’s cities, towns and villages are coming together with our rural partners to benefit all of Saskatchewan.”

In the spirit of co-operation, the two associations have agreed to meet quarterly to discuss the common interests of their Members and work toward collaborative solutions to address some of the issues municipalities are dealing with to accommodate growth.

“SARM and SUMA are already working together on joint initiatives to build the capacity of local governments to embrace and benefit from the growth we’re experiencing.  It only seems right that we continue to expand the scope of these efforts as new needs arise,” said SARM President David Marit.

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Debra Button     
Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association
Telephone: 306-861-1010          

David Marit
Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities
Telephone: 306-476-7754