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About Us

Vision: Our Dream

Promote excellence in local government administration.

Mission: Our Purpose

Through a strong and united voice LGANT provides support, networking, advocacy, and professional development opportunities to senior administrators working in local governments throughout the Northwest Territories

Values: Our Beliefs

In pursuing its vision and mission, LGANT is guided by the following:



We proudly support our members by
listening and responding with practical
solutions and expert advice.


We recognize the uniqueness of our
membership and their diverse needs;
therefore, we remain accommodating and
flexible in how we conduct our business.


We encourage and promote the
expectations for professional and ethical
conduct and behavior throughout our


Relationships and strategic partnerships are fundamental to LGANT’s existence. We
strive to build positive working relations
with all partners now and in the future.


Cultural Safety
We recognize and respect cultural dignity
and self-determination. LGANT will strive to
uphold, advocate, and promote the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in all that we do.

Local Government Administrators of the Northwest Territories is a non-profit, non-government organization that has provided support and development opportunities to senior administrators working in local governments throughout the Northwest Territories since 1981. Over the years, the Association has expanded its reach and programming, we also provide professional development opportunities, peer support, outreach, and advocacy on behalf of local government administrators and band managers in all 33 communities of the NWT. 


In 2018, LGANT worked closely with the Band Managers Working Group (BMWG) to expand their membership categories and as of April 2019, all Band Managers in the NWT are eligible to for full LGANT membership. 


LGANT has an important partnership with the government of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) and the Northwest Territories Association of Communities (NWTAC) and works to develop and deliver training targeted towards the unique needs of community government administrators in the NWT. 


LGANT is also recognized as a professional partner by peer associations across Canada and is a member of the Canadian Association of Municipal Government Administrators (CAMA). 

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