About Us


LGANT is recognized for its excellence in providing support and professional development for its members.


We promote and encourage excellence and professionalism through education, provision of professional development opportunities,

and raising awareness of the importance of local government administration throughout the NWT.

Local Government Administrators of the Northwest Territories (LGANT) 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 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).