October 3 2021

Annual General Meeting

UMNB’s 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held remotely via Zoom on October 3, 2021 at 9 AM.

We’re excited to share some details about the upcoming #UMNB2021 virtual conference and annual meeting!

This month we are hosting conference webinars for municipal elected officials and staff to learn and discuss issues that affect your work and your communities. These sessions will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday evenings in September, leading up to our Annual General Meeting.


This year, registration for the online webinars will be by municipality. For $300, a municipality can send any number of participants to any or all of the four panel sessions. The more the merrier! REGISTER HERE.

Our AGM on October 3 is free for all member municipalities to attend.



Navigating Social Media September 9, 2021 @ 6pm
Social Media allows you to connect directly with citizens and share information like never before. It also connects you to a world of abuse, misinformation, and expectations of 24/7 availability. Learn how to manage the firehose of information, engage with community members, effectively respond to negativity online, and have work-life balance in the online world. Moderated by Dan Murphy.

    • Heather MacLean, Taylor Made Solutions
    • Cassandra Blackmore, Councillor for Fredericton
    • Chad Duplessie, Councillor for Miramichi

Growing Communities September 16, 2021 @ 6pm
We all know that immigration and population growth are necessary for the growth and sustainability of our communities. What can you do to welcome and retain newcomers? How can you keep youth in your community? Hear success stories and best practices for opening your community’s gates. Moderated by Ginette Gautreau.

    • Kassim Doumbia, Mayor of Shippagan
    • Chelsie Nightingale, Executive Director of Multicultural Association of Sussex
    • Moncef Lakouas, President of Multicultural Association of New Brunswick

Cybersecurity: You are the  Weakest Link September 23, 2021 @ 6pm
Municipalities across the country are hearing alarm bells about cybersecurity. Cybercriminals are always updating their attacks and the good guys aren’t always keeping pace. How can you protect your municipal assets, your residents’ data, and yourself? Get tips on how to keep yourself safe, hear from communities who’ve learned lessons the hard way, and find out what to do when it happens to you. Moderated by Dina Maxwell.

Annual General Meeting October 3, 2021 @ 9am
Members undertake the business of UMNB at the Annual General Meeting, including deciding policies and priorities by voting on resolutions, hearing financial and operational reports, and receiving updates on committee and zone work. Together we will also celebrate the winners of UMNB’s Memorial and Long Service Awards, toast municipalities marking milestones of incorporation, and honour municipal elected officials who have passed away.

Municipal Reform TBD
The Government of New Brunswick is coming to the finish line of a process to radically change our local governance system. Hear about the current state of the process, ask questions, and join a roundtable discussion on the proposed reforms and what they mean for your community.

Member municipalities may vote on resolutions during the AGM. Click here to view 2021 submitted resolutions for debate.


During the conference UMNB members will celebrate winners of the Raymond Murphy Memorial Award and the Louise Breau Memorial Award, acknowledge Long Service Award winners and  municipalities celebrating milestones of incorporation, and honour municipal elected officials who have passed away.

This year’s virtual conference and AGM has been made possible by the gracious support of our sponsors: