Below are the AMANS Public Resources.These include but not limited to resources for new councillors, privacy resources and best practices.
Resources for New Councillors
UNSM Mentoring Program resources
Councillors Guide To Privacy
Councillor Q & A Access to Information and Protection Privacy
Municipal Councillor Training Guide
Freedom Of Information And Protection Of Privacy
Instant Messaging And Personal Email Accounts
Mini Guide To Access on Privacy
Mini Guide To Privacy
Public Procurement Act (79 kB)
Department of Business - Review of Alternatives for Rural High Speed Internet (1.1 MB)
Department of Business - Nova Scotia Rural Internet: Jurisdictional review of plans in select emerging and developed markets (1.1 MB)
Phase II Final Report - Municipal Indicators (1 MB)
Provincial-Municipal Fiscal Review: Current State of Municipal Governments in Nova Scotia
Towns Task Force - Economic Development Sub-Committee Report
Towns Task Force - Regional Service Delivery Sub-Committee Report
Towns Task Force Land-Use Planning Sub-Committee Report
Municipal Property Tax Report 2014 - Executive Summary
Municipal Property Tax Report 2014 - Final Report
Capacity Building in Municipal Government Financial Management
The Nova Scotia Municipal Finance Corporation (NSMFC) and the Association of Municipal Administrators of Nova Scotia (AMA) have formed a joint committee with the goal of developing best practices for financial management practices for use by municipalities in Nova Scotia.
The committee strives to be representative of all municipalities in the Province. It is comprised of finance professionals working in towns, regional and rural municipalities as well as representation from Department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. The committee uses recommended practices that have been developed by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and adapts them to fit to Nova Scotia legislation and practices.
The recommended practices are guidelines for municipalities that are interested in improving their financial management capacity. Municipalities can modify the implementation of the recommended practices in accordance with their size, population, staffing, economic resources etc.
MPA Research and Reports
Advocacy Strategies of Organized Local Government Groups: A Comparative Study
The 2016 Salary Survey results are available to those municipalities who have completed the survey. To find out more about the AMANS Salary Survey call David Atchison at (902) 225-2288.
Ray Ivany Keynote - UNSM Fall Conference 2013
UNSM Ivany Report Workshop 2014-05-23--Bernie Miller
UNSM Ivany Report Workshop - 2014-05-23--Fred Morley
Business Navigation Overview (338.27 kB)
Bridgetown Audit Report (6MB)
Economic Summit Final Report 2012 (1 MB)
Voter Turnout 2016
AMCTO Candidates Guide to Accessible Elections
AMCTO Clerks Guide to Accessible Elections
AMCTO Voters Guide to Accessible Elections
Municipal Government Act