Onboarding, Orientation and Training
Following Election Day, all Elected Officials are required to attend mandatory Onboarding, Orientation and Training sessions.
All newly elected members of the Council will be required to attend all of the onboarding week sessions. The onboarding sessions are key in introducing newly elected officials to the organization, and Mayor while understanding their new duties and requirements.
Scheduled throughout five (5) weeks, elected officials will attend interactive learning and training sessions on how the municipality is organized and administered, what services are provided, and how those services are delivered. This orientation and training are in compliance with the mandatory post-election training requirements of Municipal Affairs.
Time commitments for onboarding, orientation and training may vary from one-hour sessions to full days. A detailed training schedule will be made available in early October.
Click here to view the 2021 Newly Elected Officials Calendar
Council attends meetings regularly throughout the year. All elected officials are expected and required to read, understand, and discuss all Agenda items listed for debate at each of these meetings.
For previous Council Meetings, Agenda & Minutes, please click here.
Please Note: On average, each scheduled meeting averages 3 to 4 hours per meeting, however, meetings may run longer if required.
For a list of additional Meetings and Time Commitments required from elected officials, please click here.
The role of elected officials is to lead. Elected Officials determine the long-term goals and priorities of their municipality. Doing this effectively takes skill and an understanding of how to separate the day-to-day from the big picture. Below are a few examples of priorities and planning determined by elected officials (Council) throughout an Election term.
City Council is responsible for advocating the needs and desires of City residents and stakeholders to both the Province of Alberta and the Federal Government.
For the current City Council, Advocacy Priorities click here.
The City of Grande Prairie’s City Understanding municipal finances is fundamental to the job of an elected official. Council members (elected officials) are expected to plan, govern, and set policy for the best interests of their community.
For further details on Strategic Planning and to view the current City Council Strategic Plan click here.
Capital and Operational Planning
The City of Grande Prairie administration works diligently every year in creating budgets.
Financial planning and management is key to supporting a healthy municipality that can ensure that its current and future service commitments are funded in a sustainable manner.
For the City's current Capital and Operating Budget for 2019 - 2021 click here.