The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities is the independent association that represents rural municipal government in Saskatchewan and is the principal advocate in representing them before senior governments. SARM proudly takes on its role as the voice of rural Saskatchewan. The Association takes direction from its members and forms its policy accordingly. A great deal of SARM's strength comes from the fact that all 296 rural municipalities are voluntary members.
Incorporated in 1905, SARM celebrated its Centennial along with the province in 2005.
By being the rural voice, SARM will effectively lead autonomous municipalities in creating a vibrant, diverse economy resulting in a strong, sustainable Saskatchewan.
SARM delivers timely, dependable programs and services to meet the needs of its members while influencing government policy and facilitating municipalities to work together to foster rural development and build strong, sustainable communities.
• We act with integrity and ethics.
• We take our direction from our members.
• We exist to meet the needs of all our members, regardless of their size.
• We undertake our role in a responsible and professional manner.
• We strive for accountability and transparency with our members.
• We educate and inform our members.
• We represent the interests of rural governments.
• We play a leadership role for rural Saskatchewan while respecting local autonomy.
• We strive for innovation and best practices in the programs and services provided to our members.