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2012 CAMA E-Brief Partner: June 27, 2012            

Davies Elected to Board of Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators

Glen Davies, City Manager for the City of Regina, SK has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA).  He was elected as the representative for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut during the Association’s Annual General Meeting, held on May 29, 2012 as part of CAMA’s National Conference in Saskatoon, SK. 

Davies replaces long-time Board member and Past President of CAMA, Jim Toye, City Manager of North Battleford, SK.  Prior to joining the City of Regina, Glen was a Principal with a management consulting firm for over four years.  During his career as a management consultant he spent most of his time providing support and advice at the executive and Council level of municipalities of varying sizes across much of Canada.  Glen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Master of Arts in Social Policy both from McMaster University.  Glen is an accomplished municipal manager with over 33 years of experience with a number of different sized municipalities in three Provinces.  He has had direct service delivery and managerial responsibility for a wide-range of municipal portfolios including 20 years as a CAO and senior manager.  His interests are largely in the areas of governance design and relationships; policy; organizational assessment, design and effectiveness; strategic planning; change management and continuous improvement.  Glen has a proven track record in affecting positive change, building strong teams and strategic partnerships.  He believes strongly in an open and trusting work environment characterized by collaborative relationships, empowerment and accountability.

“I have had a long standing association with the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators,” said Mr. Davies.  “I look forward to my involvement with the Board and representing municipalities from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut.”  “I am pleased to have someone of Mr. Davies calibre joining the CAMA Board of Directors,” said Ron Shaw, President of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators and Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Stratford, ON.  “His background in municipal government and consulting makes him a welcome addition.”



ICMA’s 98th Annual Conference: Building Community: Rising to Seize the Opportunities
ICMA’s 98th Annual Conference:  Building Community: Rising to Seize the Opportunities will be held on October 7-10, 2012 at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix/Maricopa County, Arizona.  ICMA invites you to attend for four days of information-packed, interactive educational sessions with other local government professionals and to discover and share the real-life practices and actionable solutions you can bring back to your entire team!

In challenging times such as these, the tools, tips, information, and resources you pick up at the conference—in addition to the opportunities for professional and personal renewal and networking—are more important than ever. That is why ICMA's 98th Annual Conference, is the world's foremost event for local government managers and administrators, and could be the most important professional development opportunity you participate in this year.  Download the preliminary program and keep up with the latest news at icma.org/conference2012.  Registeration is now open: http://webapps.icma.org/conference2012/?u=register



Fifth Annual Day of Hope and Leadership - Oct 2, 2012
Join business and community leaders on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 for the Fifth Annual Day of Hope and Leadership in Durham Region, ON.  The Day of Hope and Leadership was created to help equip, develop and motivate leaders to meet the challenges that many sectors face today. Through this interactive day, attendees have the opportunity to be inspired by world class speakers and receive practical tools and ideas that can be easily adapted to each attendee’s environment. Each attendee will be challenged to work within a team from different sectors helping to create and share new and innovative ideas and contacts from across Canada. This year’s theme is the debated topic of authenticity.  But what is authenticity?  How can it impact your professional life?  How important is authenticity? Does it have a role in our business, families and relationships?  Is authenticity idealistic or realistic?  Day of Hope and Leadership will be uncovering the answers to these questions and many more. Expect lots of thought-provoking discussion throughout the day!  Additional information available at http://dayofhopeandleadership.com


The Innovation City: July 18 & 19, 2012 (Toronto, ON)
Successful cities are powerful catalysts for business and innovation. To reach their potential, they must attract the human and financial capital necessary to build a sustainable and economically sound urban future. Cities must be open to new ideas — and new partnerships with universities, companies, investors, and creative thinkers — to meet demands for economic growth on an increasingly crowded planet. The Innovation City will gather Mayors, City Managers, business leaders and urban thinkers from across Canada and abroad at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto on July 18 and 19, to address how we can build the cities that will shape the 21st Century and beyond. We hope you can join this important city-building dialogue. A special discounted rate has also been implemented for city officials.  For further background and to register, please visit www.theinnovationcity.org.


Local Economic Development (LED) Specialist, Tanzania (12-24 months)
CUSO is currently seeking a Local Economic Development Specialist to support the Association of Local Authorities of Tanzania (ALAT), one of FCM’s partner associations in Africa. Interested individuals should review the available opportunity and apply online through CUSO’s website by Monday, July 23rd, 2012. 
http://volunteerplacementsoverseas.org/CMFiles/T1036-0001-0001%20-%20Local%20Economic%20Development%20%28LED%29%20Specialist.pdf   Please quote referral code T1036/0001/0001 and the name of the placement.



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