MuniCast is the Municipalities of Saskatchewan Podcast discussing important topics to municipal leaders. In Season One we will be discussing Governance, Recreation, Technology, Parity Initiatives, and more! Episodes come out on the second Wednesday of every month. Follow or subscribe so you never miss an episode!
The theme for season one was generously provided by Dalton Lam.
Episode 3: Governing Your Community with Malcolm Eaton
As the 2021 Scoop Lewry Award winner, former Humboldt mayor Malcolm Eaton boasts an impressive list of accomplishments during his tenure as councillor and then mayor of Humboldt. From adding onto the community’s recreational facilities to being mayor when both a new school and a healthcare facility were officially opened in the city, Malcolm understands the importance of partnerships and working together for a common goal. Whether it was working with other orders of government, neighbouring municipalities, or local boards, he is quick to point out that every success was a team effort.
In Episode 3 of MuniCast, hear Malcolm’s tips for building and maintaining those crucial relationships, as well as other practical suggestions for what elected officials can do to ensure they leave a legacy to be proud of.
We are officially at the halfway point of Season One of MuniCast, with three more great episodes coming up! We are starting plans for Season Two, so if you have suggestions for guests let us know by emailing Sarah MacMillan: firstname.lastname@example.org!
MuniCast Presents: Bonus Content on Good Governance
Episode 3 of MuniCast is coming July 14. However, we're excited to release bonus content from my conversation with Malcolm Eaton in advance of the full episode Governing Your Community With Malcolm Eaton. Enjoy this snippet on council picking up shovels in the community and when you know it's time to retire from municipal service.
Episode 2: Recreation Benefits with the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association
What does a meaningful investment in recreation look like in your community? Join us as we talk to Todd Shafer, CEO of Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA), about all things recreation. The SPRA is a network of recreation leaders dedicated to energizing Saskatchewan and changing lives. Todd is entering his fourth year as the CEO of the SPRA, where he is responsible for overseeing operations for the organization. He has over 20 years of non-profit and municipal leadership experience in both rural and urban centres in Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. Prior to SPRA, he held the position of general manager for both the 2018 Arctic Winter Games and the NWT Sport and Recreation Council.
Reach out to SPRA to discuss anything from this podcast via email at email@example.com or by going to their website www.spra.sk.ca.
Episode 1: Leading by Example with George Cuff
Join us as we talk to author and municipal expert George Cuff about all things good governance. As a 12-year mayor and former president of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Cuff knows a thing or two about leading by example, managing conflict, and delegating responsibilities to ensure everything gets done by the best person for the job. In this podcast, we cover key differences between the roles of council and administrators, how to manage conflict effectively, what services municipalities are expected to provide, and more.
You can reach out to George to discuss anything from this podcast via email at George@georgecuff.com or by visiting his website: georgecuff.com
MuniCast Season 1 Teaser
Get a taste of what MuniCast will have to offer in Season One with this snippet from the interview with George Cuff. Catch the full interview coming out May 12th on all major podcasting platforms!