NSFM believes our collective voice will have an impact leading to changes that better support our communities and our province. We work to bring our collective views together, prioritize the areas of most concern, develop meaningful resolutions and organize events that reach out to other levels of government.
NSFM Advocacy Work
One of NSFM's core functions is to advocate on behalf of Nova Scotia municipalities to the provincial and federal governments. To accomplish this, NSFM works with all municipalities and with the Association of Municipal Administrators (AMANS) to identify issues impacting the ability of municipalities to serve their communities. Increasing effort is being placed on gathering data, documenting the effect these issues are having, and finding solutions.
NSFM / DMA Partnership Framework
The relationship between the NSFM and DMA is crucial. In 2018, the NSFM and DMA signed a new Partnership Framework Agreement outlining consultation guidelines.