We are a professional non-profit organization with over 330 members drawn from Nova Scotia Municipalities, the Province and other professionals in the field of local government. Our membership includes CAOs, Clerks, Deputies, Directors, Administrative Assistants and other administrative positions within local government. Our membership is open to professionals involved in the administration of local government in Nova Scotia.
It is our mandate to continue to improve the professionalism of people working in municipal government. As municipalities have a huge investment in their staff, it makes good sense to ensure they have the capacity and resources to do their job. AMANS plays an important role in the professional development of municipal staff by providing training opportunities, conferences and networking opportunities. Given that professional development is critical to the success of municipalities, AMANS provides a platform for joint training initiatives and the ability to tap into resources from larger units. AMANS plays a key role in the development and coordination of projects multiple municipalities are looking to implement, and will often lead these project initiatives. We serve as a resource to elected officials, working closely with the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities (NSFM) and the Nova Scotia Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing (DMAH).