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2014 CAMA E-Brief Partner: February 20, 2014            

New e-Voting Process for the Election of the CAMA Board of Directors
The CAMA Board of Directors, at its December 5th, 2013 meeting, adopted procedures that guide the National Office staff in implementing and monitoring a new e-voting process for electing the CAMA Board of Directors.  This new process will no longer allow for nominations from the floor at the Annual General Meeting.  Once you are elected to the Board by your colleagues, you do not have to stand for re-election each year.  All nominees that meet the criteria are listed on the election ballot.

The CAMA Board of Directors shall be comprised of ten (10) Regular Members who are elected by the membership.  The Immediate Past-President shall serve on the Board of Directors and shall have voting privileges.  The ten (10) elected Members of the Board of Directors shall be regionally represented as follows: 

British Columbia and Yukon Territory 1 Member
Alberta and Northwest Territories 1 Member
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut 1 Member
Ontario 1 Member
Québec 1 Member
New Brunswick 1 Member
Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island 1 Member
Newfoundland and Labrador 1 Member
Members at Large 2 Members
 
Only Regular Members resident in each region are eligible for election in that region.  Members at Large positions are open to Regular Members from any part of the country.  The Nominating Committee shall appoint the Executive consisting of the President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President and Treasurer from among the members of the Board of Directors. 

Elected members of the Board of Directors shall serve for a four (4) year term except where the member is to serve as the President, First Vice-President, Treasurer or Immediate Past President.  After an absence from the Board of Directors for a period of two consecutive years, members who have previously served shall again be eligible for office.  The term of office of directors shall commence immediately following the CAMA Annual General Meeting being held this year in Niagara Falls on May 28th, 2014, at which time they are elected, and shall conclude upon the election of their successors.






Ronald R. Shaw
CAMA Past President/
Chair of Nominating Committee


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Nouvelle procédure de vote électronique pour l’élection du conseil d’administration de l’ACAM

À sa réunion du 5 décembre 2013, le conseil d’administration de l’ACAM a adopté des directives à l’intention du bureau national concernant la mise en place et la surveillance de la nouvelle procédure de vote électronique pour l’élection du conseil d’administration de l’ACAM. La nouvelle procédure ne permettra plus que les mises en candidature viennent des participants pendant l’assemblée générale annuelle. Une fois élue au conseil par ses collègues, une personne n’aura pas besoin représenter chaque année. Tous les candidats qui remplissent les conditions seront inscrits sur le bulletin de vote.

Le conseil d’administration de l’ACAM doit comprendre dix membres titulaires élus par les membres. Le président sortant siège au conseil d’administration et a le droit de voter. Les dix membres du conseil d’administration élus sont représentés comme suit sur le plan régional :
 
Colombie-Britannique et Territoire du Yukon 1 membre
Alberta et Territoires du Nord-Ouest 1 membre
Manitoba, Saskatchewan et Nunavut 1 membre
Ontario 1 membre
Québec 1 membre
Nouveau-Brunswick 1 membre
Nouvelle-Écosse et Île-du-Prince-Édouard 1 membre
Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador 1 membre
Membres à titre particulier 2 membres
 
Seuls les membres titulaires résidant dans chaque région sont éligibles dans cette région. Les postes de membres à titre particulier sont ouverts aux membres titulaires de n’importe où au pays. Les nominations à des postes de direction sont effectuées par le Comité des candidatures; ces postes sont ceux de président, premier vice-président, deuxième vice-président et trésorier, dont les titulaires sont choisis parmi les membres du conseil d’administration. 

Un membre élu au conseil d’administration remplit un mandat de quatre (4) années, sauf si le membre est appelé à siéger en tant que président, premier vice-président, trésorier ou président sortant. Après une absence de deux années consécutives du conseil d’administration, les membres ayant siégé précédemment redeviennent éligibles. Le mandat des administrateurs prend effet dès la fin de l’assemblée générale de l’ACAM pendant laquelle ils ont été élus (elle a lieu cette année à Niagara Falls le 28 mai 2014), et il vient à échéance à l’élection de leurs successeurs.
 
Ronald R. Shaw
Président sortant de l’ACAM /Président du Comité des candidatures



 


Call for Nominations for the 2014-2015 CAMA Board of Directors
In accordance with the requirements of the CAMA by-laws, two positions have opened up for the CAMA Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 year:   the position for Québec currently being filled by President Jean Savard and the British Columbia and Yukon position currently being filled by Mark Brown. 

The Nominating Committee invites all Regular CAMA members to express their interest in letting their name stand for the election of the above noted positions by completing the nomination form, accompanied by a photo, a one-page bio, and the names and signatures of two nominators who are Regular members of the Association.  Photos and bios will be posted to the CAMA website.  Please note that only Regular Members resident in each region are eligible for election in that region. 

Nominations should be sent to Ms. Jennifer Goodine, CAMA Executive Director (and Returning Officer), via e-mail (admin@camacam.ca) by the end of the day on Friday, March 21st, 2014.

Further information regarding the procedures for voting will be distributed electronically to all CAMA members eligible to vote, prior to the commencement of the voting period.  Please also note that only CAMA members in good standing with membership fees paid for the current fiscal year (April 1st, 2014 to March 31st, 2015) will be eligible to vote.


Ronald R. Shaw
CAMA Past President/
Chair of Nominating Committee
 
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Appel de candidatures au conseil d’administration de l’ACAM 2014-2015

Conformément aux exigences des règlements de l’ACAM, deux postes du conseil d’administration de l’ACAM deviennent vacants pour 2014-2015 : celui du Québec, qu’occupe actuellement le président Jean Savard, et celui de la Colombie-Britannique et du Territoire du Yukon, actuellement occupé par Mark Brown. 

Le Comité des candidatures invite tous les membres titulaires de l’ACAM intéressés à présenter leur candidature à l’élection aux postes indiqués ci-dessus à remplir le formulaire de mise en candidature, à y joindre une photo, des notes biographiques tenant sur une page et les noms et signatures de deux membres titulaires de l’association qui présentent la candidature. Les photos et notes biographiques seront affichées sur le site web de l’ACAM. À noter que seuls les membres titulaires résidant dans une région donnée sont éligibles pour la représenter

Les candidatures doivent parvenir à Mme Jennifer Goodine, directrice générale de l’ACAM (et directrice du scrutin), par courriel (admin@camacam.ca) au plus tard à la fin de la journée du vendredi 21 mars 2014.

Tous les membres votants admissibles de l’ACAM recevront un complément d’information sur la procédure du vote par voie électronique avant le début de la période de scrutin. Il faut préciser que seuls les membres en règle de l’ACAM pourront voter, c’est-à-dire ceux dont la cotisation pour l’exercice en cours (1er avril 2014 au 31 mars 2015) aura été payée.
 




 
Ronald R. Shaw
Président sortant de l’ACAM /Président du Comité des candidatures



 


2014 CAMA Conference & On-Line Registration Available March 3rd, 2014
The program and on-line registration for the 2014 Annual Conference being held in Niagara Falls, ON (May 26th-28th, 2014) at The Sheraton On The Falls Hotel will be made available on the CAMA website on Monday, March 3rd, 2014.  

Conference Registration Fees
Register for the Conference by April 1, 2014 you will receive the Early Bird Rate. 

Please note that CAMA members who are attending their first CAMA Conference are eligible for a $150.00 discount off the registration fee.

Delegate Type Early Bird Registration Fee
by April 1, 2014 (+ 13% HST)
Registration Fee after April 1, 2014 (+ 13% HST)
*CAMA Member
(Municipal)
$675.00 + $87.75 HST = $762.75 $725.00 + $94.25 HST = $819.25
*First Time Attendee Member (Municipal) $525.00 + $68.25 HST = $593.25 $575.00 + $74.75 HST = $649.75
*Non-Member
(Municipal)
$875.00 + $113.75 HST= $988.75 $925.00 + $120.25 HST = $1045.25
**Affiliate CAMA Member
(Non-Municipal)
$975.00 + $126.75 HST= $1101.75 $1025.00 + $133.25 HST = $1158.25
**Non-Member
(Non-Municipal)
$1175.00 + $152.75 HST = $1327.75 $1225.00 + $159.25 HST =  $1384.25
Retired Member $375.00 + $48.75 HST= $423.75 $425.00 + $55.25 HST =  $480.25
Municipal Intern $575.00 + $74.75 HST = $649.75 $625.00 + $81.25 HST = $706.25
 
*“   Municipal” refers to an individual who is currently employed with a municipal government organization. 
**“  Non-Municipal” refers to all other individuals.
 


The registration fee for members, non-members, and municipal interns includes all Conference sessions, a complimentary delegate gift, Tradeshow, Opening Reception, breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches, Casual Night Out/Taste of Niagara Showcase at the Edgewaters Restaurant, the President’s Dinner and the Hospitality Suites.  Additional tickets to the Casual Night Out ($115.00) and the President’s Dinner ($125.00) can be purchased for companions not participating in the full Companion Program.

An additional fee of $25.00 (plus HST) will be charged for the Study Tours.

The registration fee for retired members includes all Conference sessions, a complimentary delegate gift, Tradeshow, Opening Reception, breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Casual Night Out/Taste of Niagara Showcase at the Edgewaters Restaurant, and the Hospitality Suites.  At an additional cost, tickets can be purchased to the lunches ($40.00), the Study Tours ($25.00), and the President’s Dinner ($125.00).

ALL CONFERENCE SESSIONS ARE HELD AT THE SHERATON ON THE FALLS.

Please note that CAMA delegates will be provided complimentary access (with their name badge) to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Tradeshow being held on Friday, May 30, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Scotiabank Convention Centre (6815 Stanley Avenue in Niagara Falls).


Conference Theme: “Cultivating A Positive Culture”
  
Program at a Glance

Pre-Conference Day Monday, May 26, 2014 
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Golf Tournament at The Legends On The Niagara Golf Complex – Ussher’s Creek Course
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.              Pre-Conference Activity:  Beer and Wine Cycle Tour
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.              Trade Show Exhibitor Set Up
12:00 Noon – 8:00 p.m.            Conference Registration
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Activity:  Voyage to the Falls – Hornblower Niagara Cruise
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Provincial/Territorial Association Meeting
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Women’s Social
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Niagara Falls Information Session
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. First Time Delegates Reception
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.              Opening Reception at Tradeshow
10:00 p.m. – Midnight     Hospitality Suite at The Spicy Olive Bar & Grill
 
Conference Day One Tuesday, May 27, 2014
6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Morning Run
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Conference Registration
7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Breakfast   
8:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Opening Keynote: “Managing a Changing Workforce: 
Changing How We Manage” Dr. Linda Duxbury
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tradeshow Refreshment Break
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon Panel Session:  “Best Practices Learned from CAMA Members” Panelists:  Owen Tobert and Dr. Penny Ballem
12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Long Service Awards Luncheon
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dessert and Coffee at Tradeshow
1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. “Plenary Session:  Are You Asking Your Police and Fire Chiefs the Right Questions? Leonard Matarese, Director of Research and Project Development, ICMA Center for Public Safety Management
2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Tradeshow Refreshment Break
3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Panel Session:  Public Safety - Trends, Perspectives and Opportunities Panelists:  Doug Lagore, Chief Len Garis, and Doug Nadorozny
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Young Professionals Reception
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Reception for OMAA Members
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Casual Night Out/Taste of Niagara Showcase
10:00 p.m. to Midnight Hospitality Suite at Boston Pizza
 
Day Two Wednesday, May 28, 2014
6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.  Morning Run
7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Conference Registration
7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Annual General Meeting
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
#1   Lean Six Sigma:  The Importance of a Positive Environment Panelists:  Chris MacPherson and Janice Baker
#2   Creating a Positive Dialogue with Small Communities Panelists:  David Muir and Jim Puffalt
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tradeshow Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.  Plenary Session -  The Leadership Contract
Dr. Vince Molinaro, Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions
11:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Closing Keynote -  Be A Career Champion:  Training to Win on the Bad Days Too
Marnie McBean, Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and Athlete Mentor for the Canadian Olympic Team
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. CAMA Awards of Excellence Luncheon
1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Closing Ceremonies and Tradeshow Draws
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.              Public Safety Workshop:  Leonard Matarese, Director of Research and Project Development, ICMA Center for Public Safety Management
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Study Tours:  Revisiting the Past – Reshaping the Future; Maintaining Excellence at the Niagara Parks Commission; or The Entertainment Experience at Niagara Parks
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CAMA Board Meeting (2014-2015 Board)
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. President’s Dinner Reception
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. President’s Dinner
10:00 p.m. to Midnight Hospitality Suite at The Hard Rock Club


ICMA Awards Evaluation Panel Position
Awards Evaluation Panel

ICMA still has a position available on their Awards Evaluation Panel for an international member.  The information on this Awards Program can be found on the following link:  http://icma.org/en/icma/members/awards/annual_awards

Here is an executive summary of the responsibilities of this representative:
  • Appointments are typically for three years.  The individual that is stepping down has already served for two years, so this term is for only one year with the term beginning at their Annual Conference (which just ended in September 2013).
  • The time commitment in regards to meetings is minimal, however there is a fairly significant time commitment from March-May when the Panel reviews the award nominations that are received and then votes on them.  It can take up to twenty hours of time over the course of the two months to read through the nominations and evaluate them.
  • There are also one to two Conference Calls during this time period.
  • The Awards Evaluation Committee does meet at the Annual ICMA Conference, however arrangements are made for any members that don’t attend to call in to the meeting.
Felicia Littky is the Program Manager of Membership and Professional Development and can be contacted at 202-962-3656 or via e-mail at flittky@icma.org with any questions.  Please note that you must be an ICMA member to apply for this position.

If you are interested in this position, please forward your covering letter and curriculum vitae to Ms. Jennifer Goodine, CAMA National Office, via e-mail at admin@camacam.ca by March 3rd, 2014.
 



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