Who we are:

The Union of the Municipalities of New Brunswick (UMNB) is a bilingual association of fifty-four local governments of all sizes, representing over sixty percent of New Brunswick’s population.

Since 1994, UMNB has advocated for strong, sustainable communities throughout the province. Our members decide UMNB’s policies & priorities through member resolutions, at regional Zone meetings, and at our Annual General Meeting. Together, our members tackle local challenges and share solutions to make life better for their citizens. 

The land on which we work and gather is the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik (Wəlastəkewiyik / Maliseet), Mi’kmaq and Peskotomuhkati Peoples, whose ancestors signed “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” with the British Crown in the 1700s. The treaties recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

Acknowledging the land is Indigenous protocol. To recognize the land is an expression of our gratitude and appreciation to those whose territory we are on and a way of honouring the Indigenous people who have been living and working on the land from time immemorial.

Our Mission:

To engage and collaborate with all New Brunswick municipalities to build vibrant and sustainable communities via advocacy and the provision of valuable services for members.

Our Vision:

A member-driven organization that is the voice and authority of municipalities in New Brunswick.

What we do:


New Brunswick municipalities of all sizes – cities, towns, villages, and rural communities – and both official languages.


our members’ interests & concerns and ensure local priorities are on the provincial agenda.


municipal leaders across the province to exchange knowledge and solutions that strengthen their communities.


our members & government through research, professional development, and insider analysis.