Primer for Elected Officials

Municipalities own and manage local infrastructure to provide essential services that contribute to our quality of life. Asset management is the coordinated activity of municipal staff and elected officials to provide sustainable levels of service to the community.

For a municipality to be successful in asset management, it is critical that both Council and staff are engaged and understand the benefits of asset management.

AMO is committed to educate elected officials about asset management as they are stewards of public infrastructure and set strategic direction on allocation of financial resources that affect the quality and delivery of services provided to their communities.

Asset Management: A Primer for Elected Officials is an online, at-your-own-pace course that provides fundamental information on asset management and how it can be used as a decision-making tool by Council to identify local infrastructure investment priorities.

Enroll in this course to will learn more about:

  • Key concepts like lifecycle costs, risk and level of service;

  • How some infrastructure services can be interdependent;

  • How elected officials can support the process of asset management;

  • How asset management can assist Council in identifying infrastructure investment priorities, and achieving sustainable service delivery; and the

  • Federal and provincial asset management requirements in Ontario

Course Length: 1 to 1.5 hours

Course Access: Unlimited

Cost: $299 (free upon request for elected officials in Ontario)

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