How to become a member?
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Membership dues are based on the type of membership being applied for. A $15 + HST processing fee must be submitted with your membership application. Members who join before April 1, 2009 will receive a pro-rated rate.
Membership Criteria in the AMANS is as follows:
Municipalities will have access to services that tend to serve the broader organization such as:
Model job descriptions and HR policies
Access to Job Posting Offer through Career Beacon and the national job
Ability to participate in the Municipal Website Venture
Access to Municipal Business Directory
Belonging to an organization that is dedicated to excellence in municipal
These services will be received through their designated AMA member. The fees are nominal starting with municipalities with a
|Population below 1,000||$ 50|
|Population over 30,000||$310|
Full Member $310
Full member shall be a person who has been admitted to membership in the Association, who is employed by, or under contract with, a rural or regional municipality, town or village and: holds a management or financial management position within an administrative service area; or, exercises supervisory responsibilities within an administrative service area; or, performs non-supervisory activities within an administrative service area and holds a CLGA, CMA or a NACLA Level I or an MPA; holds professional designation of (CMM); or, has gone through the Municipal Intern Program may also be extended by the Board of Directors to individuals who do not specifically meet the above criteria but who, from time to time, may apply for full membership and who, in the opinion of, the BOD, are persons who membership will benefit both the applicant and the AMA.
Associate Member $260
An Associate member is a person who does not qualify as a Full member, and:
i) employed/under contract with, a rural, regional municipality, town or village
& holds a position in a non-administrative service area & has a sponsor letter
from a Full Member in good standing; ii) employed/under contract with, a
rural, regional municipality, town or village & holds a non-supervisory position
in administrative service area & has a sponsor letter from a Full Member in
good standing; iii) a person who in the opinion of the Board of Directors, is a
person likely to contribute to the betterment of the Association and the
fulfillment of its objectives and is employed by the Province of Nova Scotia, an
educational institute, quasi-municipal organization or professional municipal
association or non-profit sector in a field relative to municipal government,
and has a sponsor letter from a Full Member in good standing.
Member in Transition $0
A member in transition is a person who immediately prior to being unemployed was a member in good standing and who
i) upon written request for such status & the approval of the BoD
ii) granted the privilege of continued membership in the AMA
iii) for a maximum of two years and shall end upon the individual becoming
re-employed in the municipal administration field or the two year period.
Affiliate Member $450
Open to individuals not employed in municipal administration but who work closely with municipal administrators in the private sector.
Retired Member $100
A Retired Member shall be an individual who was a member of the Association for at least five years immediately prior to retirement
i) is in receipt of a municipal retirement pension or equivalent; and
ii) is fully retired from the work force;
iii) or following retirement, takes employment either directly, or under contract
with, a non-municipal employer; or
iv) following retirement, takes on employment either directly or indirectly for a
municipality for a continuous period of no more than six months
Life Member $0
An individual who meets the requirement of retired member and is:
i) a Chartered Member or has been a member in good standing of the
Association for a minimum of 15 years, or, combination of age & years of
service to local government totals at least 80.
Resource Member $200
An individual who meets the requirement of retired member but is interested in contracting out his/her services as a municipal administrator to municipal governments and who wants to be promoted as such.
Student Member $25
Honorary Membership $0
Upon approval of the Board of Directors, Honorary Membership may be extended to a person of renown and distinction who has made a significant and major contribution to the field of municipal administration in Canada . The contribution of which an individual is nominated for consideration of the Executive Committee is to be such that it is clearly seen to go beyond the normal, high standards of professional conduct, dedication, and ethical manner which are expected of all persons associated with the field of municipal public service. In nominating an individual for Honorary Membership, the nominee will clearly identify the kind of major contribution which has been made by the individual, and will provide background information, letters of endorsement, and such other information as is considered appropriate and which will aid the Executive Committee in its deliberations. Honorary membership in the Association is considered to be a high honour and the awarding of a Certificate of Honorary Membership will normally take place an annual general meeting of the Association.
Authority - involvement in the decision making processes with respect to physical, budgetary or human resources.
Supervisory responsibilities- the direction or inspection of the work, actions or performance of others.
Administrative service area - a department, division or section, which delivers services that can be classified under one of the following categories: Finance, Clerks, Records Management, Legal, General Administration.