Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador selected to work with municipalities to help them gain asset management knowledge in the province

February 10, 2020. 

St. John’s, NL – Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL) is pleased to announce it has been selected by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to strengthen asset management practices throughout the province.

MNL is one of the 18 partner organizations from across the country funded by FCM to deliver asset management training activities, including group learning and hands-on training, accessible to communities of all sizes. The Building Asset Management project, or BAM! NL, as it is known, will continue in its efforts to support municipalities in their asset management knowledge and skills.

Municipalities across the country face more pressure to balance competing priorities for new and existing infrastructure on limited budgets. Strong asset management ensures local leaders are making decisions based on the best information available to them.

Under this new phase of BAM! NL, 150 participant municipalities will engage with a dedicated MNL asset management officer to gauge their asset management readiness. Municipalities throughout the province will benefit from resource materials developed under BAM! NL through training opportunities and member outreach.

“We know how important asset management is for the communities in our province. This funding will assist us in building upon the work that we have already done and to making sure that our members are ready by working more closely with them,” said Sheila Fitzgerald, MNL President.

Funding for this initiative is provided through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), an eight-year, $110-million program, delivered through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

 

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Related information:
FCM’s funding for the Municipal Asset Management Program was announced by the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Bill Karsten, President of FCM. More information can be found here.

Deatra Walsh – Director of Advocacy and Communications
Cell: 709-986-2771 l email: dwalsh@municipalnl.ca

Gail Woodfine – Communications and Public Relations Coordinator
Cell: 709-725-1440 l email: gwoodfine@municipalnl.ca

MNL mailing address is
79 Mews Place, St. John’s, NL A1B 4N2