Municipal Accountability Program
Alberta Municipal Affairs is committed to helping to ensure Albertans live in viable municipalities and communities with fiscally responsible, well-managed, accountable local governments. To achieve this, Municipal Affairs plays an important role in assisting and supporting municipalities in Alberta through various programs to foster capacity building, transparency and accountability, which are essential elements for responsible local government.
The Municipal Accountability Program consists of multi-year cycle reviews, ordered by the Minister under Section 571 of the MGA. While this program is available to all municipalities, upon the request of a council and with the approval of the Minister, municipalities with populations of 2,500 or less are automatically scheduled for a visit once every five years. Smoky Lake County was randomly selected for a municipal accountability review in 2021.