The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA), the voice of Saskatchewan’s hometowns, announced recently that it is changing its name to Municipalities of Saskatchewan.
“The name Municipalities of Saskatchewan encompasses all of our communities – our cities, towns, villages, resort villages and northern municipalities – and demonstrates the true breadth and strength of Saskatchewan’s hometowns,” said president Gordon Barnhart.
SUMAdvantage, the group purchasing program, will be renamed CentralSource to represent the hub for procurement, expertise and partnership opportunities.
“Our values and principles will remain the same,” said Barnhart. “We will continue to ensure the interests of our members are represented to other orders of government, we will continue helping our hometowns save money, and we will continue to provide resources to make local government operations more effective.”
The rebranding announcement was made during the SUMA AGM at the 115th Annual SUMA Convention, which took place in Regina from Feb. 2–5.
Rebranding changes will be made over the next year and will include a new website. Work is also being done to amend the legislation incorporating the association.