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2013 CAMA E-Brief Partner: June 19, 2013            

CAMA Awards of Excellence Presented by Ravenhill Group Inc.
 
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2013 CAMA Environment Award
Town of Halton Hills, ON  (Population between 20,001 and 100,000)
Halton Hills:  Sustainability Implications

 


 
L-R:  Keith Arns, Chair of CAMA’s Awards Committee, CAMA Representative for Newfoundland and Labrador,
and
CAO for the Town of Conception Bay South, NL;  Ron Shaw, Past President, CAMA and
CAO for the City of Stratford, ON; David Smith, CAO, Town of Halton Hills and Bruce Malcolm, Ravenhill Group Inc.      

    
 
L-R Dan Hughes, Ravenhill Group Inc. (Ontario Office), Janice Baker, CAO/City Manager, City of Mississauga
and CAMA Board Representative for Ontario, His Worship Mayor Rick Bonnette, Town of Halton Hills
and David Smith, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Halton Hills
 
Building on its Green Plan, the Town of Halton Hills, ON has implemented an innovative “Sustainability Implications Worksheet.” 

The worksheet facilitates a more complete analysis of how staff recommendations impact sustainability, enabling Halton Hill’s Council to make more informed decisions.

It weighs the benefits and costs of alternative courses of action, providing Council with information related to environmental, social, cultural and economic wellbeing. The worksheet is completed in six steps, and upon completion, staff formulate their comments under the “Sustainability Implications” section of staff reports.

The town is located on the outer edge of the Greater Toronto Area.  With 60,000 residents, Halton Hills is a community of smaller towns, villages and rural settlements.  In light of its geographic location, the municipality faces significant growth pressures.

In 2007, in response to global challenges such as climate change, Town Council committed to being an environmental leader. Through its Green Plan, Council approved 70 practical, affordable, reasonable, enforceable and educational recommendations.

The worksheet has translated into measurable results, better municipal governance, and hence a better community for residents, businesses and institutions – all leading to a higher quality of life. 

The worksheet and corresponding amendments to the staff reporting template is a practical, fully transferable tool to other municipalities.  It can be implemented immediately and reap tangible results.

Congratulations to the Town of Halton Hills!  To view the video of their project click here.

 
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Halton Hills : Feuille de travail sur les répercussions de la durabilité
Suivant l’esprit de son plan vert, la Ville de Halton Hills (Ont.)
a fait preuve d’innovation en mettant en œuvre une feuille de travail sur les répercussions de la durabilité.

Celle-ci donne une analyse plus complète des effets des recommandations du personnel sur la durabilité, ce qui permet au conseil de prendre des décisions éclairées.

En comparant les coûts et avantages de différentes décisions, elle fournit au conseil de l’information sur le bien-être environnemental, social, culturel et économique. Elle peut être remplie en six étapes et, par la suite, le personnel exprime ses commentaires dans la section « Répercussions sur la durabilité » de ses rapports.

Située au-delà de la limite du Grand Toronto, Halton Hills (60 000 habitants) constitue une communauté de petites villes, villages et établissements ruraux subissant d’importantes pressions de croissance étant donné sa position géographique.

En 2007, en réaction à des défis mondiaux tels que le changement climatique, le conseil municipal s’est donné un rôle de leader environnemental. Dans le contexte de son plan vert, il a adopté 70 recommandations pratiques, abordables, raisonnables, réalisables et éducatives.

La feuille de travail a entraîné des résultats mesurables et une gouvernance municipale améliorée. Le résultat, une meilleure communauté pour les résidents, les entreprises et les institutions et une meilleure qualité de vie.

Cette feuille et les modifications qui en découlent pour la production des rapports du personnel constituent un outil pratique pouvant être transféré à d’autres municipalités. Leur application est immédiate et les résultats sont concrets.

Félicitations à la ville de Halton Hills! Pour voir la vidéo de leur projet, cliquez ici.




2013 CAMA Environment Award
City of Toronto, ON  (Population over 100,000)
Live Green Toronto




Keith Arns, Chair of CAMA’s Awards Committee, CAMA Representative for Newfoundland and Labrador, and CAO for the Town of Conception Bay South, NL;  Ron Shaw, Past President, CAMA and CAO for the City of Stratford, ON;  Nancy Ruscica, Manager of Partnerships and Innovation, Environment and Energy Office, City of Toronto and Bruce Malcolm, Ravenhill Group Inc.


L-R:  Bruce Malcolm, Ravenhill Group Inc., Ron Shaw,CAO, City of Stratford, ON and CAMA Past President,
and Councillor Mary Margaret McMahon, City of Toronto, ON

In 2008, the City of Toronto launched Live Green Toronto – a major program to promote and support neighbourhood and community-based actions to reduce emissions, clean the air and protect the climate.
The result is a greener Toronto.

A key component of Toronto’s Climate Change, Clean Air and Sustainable Energy Action Plan, which targets an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Live Green Toronto program significantly enhances residents’ ability to undertake community-based projects that make a real difference, and help create a more liveable and sustainable Toronto.  Live Green Toronto is a multi-faceted program that makes it easy to take action with a one-stop website – livegreentoronto.ca – membership card program, volunteer program, community events, annual festival, and more.

The program provides support for residents and businesses to take action with community grants and a community animation program.  It also inspires and celebrates action by profiling the innovative and successful efforts being made by residents, organizations and businesses to green Toronto through activities like the annual Live Green Toronto Awards and Live Green Toronto Festival.

Live Green Toronto is a unique program that provides Torontonians with the opportunity to turn their great green ideas into action, resulting in the greening of neighbourhoods and communities, making Toronto the most liveable city it can be.

Congratulations to the City of Toronto!  To view the awards video click here.
 

Prix de l’environnement 2013 de l’ACAM
(Municipalité de plus de 100 000 habitants)
Live Green Toronto

En 2008, la Ville de Toronto a lancé Live Green Toronto – un programme de promotion et de soutien des mesures communautaires et de quartiers visant à réduire les émissions polluantes, purifier l’air et protéger le climat.  Le résultat est un Toronto plus vert.

Live Green Toronto est un élément clé du plan d’action sur le changement climatique, l’air pur et l’énergie durable qui vise à réduire de 80 % les émissions de gaz à effet de serre d’ici 2050. Il augmente considérablement la capacité des résidents à entreprendre des projets communautaires qui font une différence réelle et aident à faire de Toronto une ville plus durable et agréable où vivre.

Initiative à plusieurs volets, Live Green Toronto facilite l’adoption de mesures au moyen d’un site web qui sert de guichet unique – livegreentoronto.ca – pour un programme à carte d’adhésion, un programme de bénévolat, des événements communautaires, un festival annuel, etc.

Au moyen de subventions et d’animation communautaire, il soutient les résidents et les entreprises qui veulent agir.

À l’occasion d’événements comme la remise des prix de Live Green Toronto et du festival Live Green Toronto, il motive à agir et célèbre les gestes posés en soulignant les efforts novateurs et réussis des résidents, des organisations et des entreprises en faveur d’une ville verte.

Live Green Toronto se veut un programme unique qui donne la possibilité aux Torontois et Torontoises de mettre en action leurs bonnes idées écologiques. Les quartiers et les communautés misent de plus en plus sur l’écologie pour rendre Toronto le plus agréable possible.

Félicitations à la ville de Toronto! Pour voir la vidéo de leur projet, cliquez ici



QUEEN ELIZABETH II DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL RECIPIENTS






A new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.  CAMA is pleased to recognize recipients from our member community. 

Over the next several months, we will be featuring our members that received this prestigious award.









Grant McRadu,Chief Administrative Officer,
District of West Vancouver, BC

 


Mayor Smith presented Grant McRadu with the Diamond Jubilee medal at a public council meeting.
 
After almost 35 years of public service – the majority of which were as a Chief Administrative Officer, West Vancouver CAO Grant McRadu has announced his retirement.  Grant is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and has attended the School of Community and Regional Planning and holds an Executive MBA.

Grant started his career in 1979 with the Capital Regional District and then became the youngest CAO in British Columbia at the age of 29.  He has served several municipalities as their CAO, and in 2002 was enticed to work for one of BC’s largest BC School Districts as their Chief Financial Officer and Secretary Treasurer during a period of great financial changes in British Columbia`s education system.   Grant has served on numerous professional associations and  was elected Vice President of the International Association of City and County Administrators (ICMA) as well as serving on the National Board of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA). Grant has taught local government courses at Capilano University and has authored and co-authored articles in both local government and professional journals.  Grant participated in the formation of the Local Government Institute located at the University of Victoria, BC and in the formation of the International City Mangers Association’s University.  In addition, Grant has developed and facilitated workshops on local government and school partnerships for the British Columbia School Trustees’ Association (BCSTA). Grant has also served as a mentor in a number of faculties at the University of British Columbia.

Grant has been lauded by his community and his colleagues and has been awarded numerous awards for his professional and community work. Grant was recently honoured by his peers and awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Diamond Medal. 

Grant is looking forward to continuing his involvement in a number of boards and committees while dipping his toes into the private sector.

Congratulations Grant on this prestigious award.  We wish you a happy and healthy retirement!



Welcome New Members

Welcome to the following new members:

John Dance, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Bruderheim, AB
Christopher Parker, Senior Administrative Officer/City Manager, Town of Norman Wells, NT
Ken Moses, Chief Administrative Officer, Municipality of the District of Yarmouth, NS
Heidi Frank, Chief Administrative Officer, District of Sicamous, BC
Kevin McCarville, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Cornwall, PE
Brad Collett, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Dauphin, MB
David Trawin, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Kamloops, BC

 

 

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