Municipalities are operating in a world which is changing at an unprecedented pace. Citizen expectations with respect to service levels continue to rise, areas of municipal responsibility are increasing, demographics are shifting, population in most regions is decreasing, infrastructure is aging, and there is competition for economic development.
Reports since 1947 have all indicated that the current way municipalities are operating independently is not going to work for future generations of Nova Scotians. How do we shift from managing decline to taking control of the situation, to be proactive, creative and collaborative? How does municipal government meet the new realities of the changing world around it? These are the questions the Municipal Modernization Project is trying to answer.
- pdf A Successful Amalgamation Story - Region of Queens Municipality (3.43 MB)
- pdf Break-Out Session - Amalgamations, Annexations and Dissolutions (995 KB)
- pdf Bridgetown Experience (346 KB)
- pdf Mills - 7 Ways to Pull Start Cord on Sputtering Nova Scotia (207 KB)
- pdf Shared Secrets - Working with a Common Purpose (Truro and Colchester) (13.72 MB)
- pdf The Case for Regional-Shared Services (451 KB)
- pdf Article for Municipal Voice February 2018 (226 KB)