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2014 CAMA E-Brief Partner: July 15, 2014            

2015 CAMA Conference and Annual General Meeting - Hotel Room Block Now Open
The 44th Annual CAMA Conference will be held in Jasper, Alberta at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge from Monday, June 1st, 2015 to Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015.   Pre-Conference activities will begin on Monday morning with the Conference Program ending after the President’s Dinner on Wednesday evening.
 
The Full Conference Program and on-line registration will be available at the end of February 2015.
 
You can also keep up-to-date with Conference news by following us on Twitter, @camalink, and by using the hashtag #CAMA2015.
 
ACCOMMODATIONS
 
CAMA has secured a block of rooms at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge located at 1 Old Lodge Road.  The following special Conference rates will be offered:
 
Room Type Single Rate Double Rate
Fairmont $221.00 $233.00
Deluxe $271.00 $283.00
Deluxe with Sitting Area $321.00 $333.00
Junior Suite – Fireplace/woodstove $371.00 $383.00
Junior Suite – Lakeview $411.00 $423.00
Lakefront Suite $521.00 $533.00
Signature Cabins (per room) $521.00 $533.00
 
Please note that a mandatory daily service charge of $12.00/per person is included in the above rates.   This charge is to cover porterage, housekeeping and conference services, therefore, no further out-of-pocket tipping is required when on property.  Each extra person sharing a room will be charged an additional $30.00 per night.
 
To make a room reservation, please utilize the following link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/cama2015. Reservations can also be made by contacting the Reservations Department at 780-852-3301 or the Global Reservations Centre at 1-800-441-1414. To ensure the special rate quoted above, please identify yourself as attending the CAMA Conference.  The room block will be open until April 29, 2015. 
 
TRANSPORTATION

 
Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver all have international airports that are serviced by major national and international carriers.  Delegates can get to Jasper by vehicle, rail or by bus.  Further details on transportation can be found at the following link:  http://www.jasper.travel/discover-jasper/getting-to-jasper-alberta
 
Please note that Sundog Tours operate a daily shuttle from the Edmonton Airport:  http://sundogtours.com/airport-shuttle/.  There are departures from the Airport at 3:15 p.m. arriving in Jasper at approximately 8:00 p.m. and departures from Jasper at 7:15 a.m. and arriving at the Airport at 12:30 p.m.  Please note that this is not a direct route and there are stops at the West Edmonton Mall, Edson and Hinton.  Round trip fares are approximately $200.00 per person 
 
 
JASPER TOURISM

 
The friendly, picturesque community of Jasper, Alberta is the heart of Jasper National Park, the largest and most northerly of Canada’s Rocky Mountain national parks and one of a group of four parks and three provincial parks which together are designated by UNESCO as the Canada Rocky Mountain World Park Heritage Site.
 
Jasper is a world-renowned vacation destination offering first-class visitor attractions, activities, facilities and services.  The town nestles in a rugged, unspoiled wilderness of unparalleled beauty; towering snow-capped mountain peaks provide the backdrop for evergreen forests, pristine glacier-fed lakes and waterfalls.
 
For more information on planning or extending your stay in Jasper, please visit  http://www.jasper.travel/
follow #MyJasper, or contact the Jasper Tourism Information Centre at 780-852-6236 or via e-mail at inquiries@jaspercanadianrockies.com.  The 2014 Visitor Guide can be downloaded using the following link:  http://www.jasper.travel/JasperVisitorGuide2014_LowRes.pdf
 
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Conférence et assemblée générale 2015 de l’ACAM
 
La 44e conférence annuelle de l'ACAM aura lieu à Jasper, en Alberta, au Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, du lundi 1er juin au mercredi 3 juin 2015. Les activités précédant la conférence commenceront le lundi matin. Le Souper du président, le mercredi soir, marquera la fin de l’événement.
 
Le programme complet et l'inscription en ligne seront disponibles à la fin du mois de février 2015.
 
Vous pouvez également avoir les nouvelles de dernière heure en nous suivant sur Twitter, @camalink (mot clic #CAMA2015).
 
 
HÉBERGEMENT
 
Un certain nombre de chambres a été bloqué pour l’ACAM au Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (1, chemin Old Lodge) aux tarifs spéciaux suivants :
  
Type de chambre Occupation simple Occupation double
Fairmont 221 $ 233 $
Deluxe 271 $ 283 $
Deluxe avec coin salon 321 $ 333 $
Suite junior – foyer/poêle à bois 371 $ 383 $
Suite junior – Vue sur le lac 411 $ 423 $
Suite donnant sur le lac 521 $ 533 $
Chalets Signature  (par chambre) 521 $ 533 $
 
Veuillez noter que des frais de service obligatoires de 12 $ par personne et par jour sont compris dans les tarifs ci-dessus. Ces frais couvrent les services de manutention de bagages, d'entretien ménager et de conférence. Vous n’aurez donc pas de pourboire additionnel à donner pendant votre séjour à l’hôtel. Des frais supplémentaires de 30 $ par nuitée seront facturés pour chaque personne additionnelle par chambre.
 
Pour réserver une chambre, cliquez sur https://resweb.passkey.com/go/cama2015. Les réservations peuvent également se faire à l’hôtel (780-852-3301) ou au centre des réservations internationales (1-800-441-1414). Pour bénéficier des tarifs spéciaux ci-dessus, il est important d’indiquer que vous participez à la conférence de l’ACAM. Les chambres sont bloquées jusqu’au 29 avril 2015.
 
TRANSPORT
 
Les villes d’Edmonton, de Calgary et de Vancouver disposent toutes d’un aéroport international desservi par les principaux transporteurs nationaux et internationaux. Les délégués peuvent se rendre à Jasper en auto, train ou autocar. Pour en savoir plus, cliquer sur http://www.jasper.travel/discover-jasper/getting-to-jasper-alberta
 
Il est intéressant de savoir que Sundog Tours offre, tous les jours, une navette pour l'aéroport d'Edmonton (http://sundogtours.com/airport-shuttle/) selon l’horaire suivant : départ de l’aéroport à 15 h 15, arrivée à Jasper vers 20 h; départ de Jasper à 7 h 15, arrivée à l'aéroport à 12 h 30. Ce trajet n'est pas direct; des arrêts sont prévus au West Edmonton Mall, à Edson et à Hinton. Le tarif aller-retour est d'environ 200 $/personne.
 
 
TOURISME À JASPER
 
Jasper (Alberta) est une communauté charmante et accueillante située au cœur du parc national du Canada Jasper, le plus grand et le plus septentrional des parcs nationaux des Rocheuses canadiennes. Ce parc, ainsi que trois autres parcs nationaux et trois parcs provinciaux, fait partie intégrante des Parcs des montagnes Rocheuses canadiennes désignés sites du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO.
 
Destination de vacances de renommée mondiale, Jasper offre à ses visiteurs des attractions, des activités, des installations et des services de premier plan dans une zone de nature sauvage restée intacte. D’une beauté incomparable, la région s’illustre par des sommets enneigés qui servent d’écrins à des forêts de conifères et à des lacs et cascades sauvages, alimentés par les glaciers.
 
Pour en savoir plus afin de planifier ou prolonger votre séjour à Jasper, consultez http://www.jasper.travel/, suivez Jasper à #MyJasper ou communiquez avec le centre d’information touristique de Jasper en composant le 780-852-6236 ou en envoyant un courriel à inquiries@jaspercanadianrockies.com. Le guide touristique 2014 peut être téléchargé en cliquant sur http://www.jasper.travel/JasperVisitorGuide2014_LowRes.pdf
 


Final Call for Expression of Interest for CAMA Sub-Committees: July 18th, 2014
The CAMA Board of Directors recognizes that CAMA members can play an important role in contributing to several of their Sub-Committees on various portfolios.  There are currently three Sub-Committees that are seeking additional CAMA members.

Communications Sub-Committee
An External Communications Plan was recently completed for CAMA outlining an aggressive and comprehensive approach to all audiences and goals of CAMA.  The first phase of this project is a membership campaign and the desire to branch out with messaging about municipal administration to audiences beyond existing members.  CAMA has indentified three specific communication priorities:  a partnership with provincial and territorial associations, a membership development campaign, and recruiting the next generation of municipal leaders.  Individual tactics are being developed for each priority.

The members of the Communications Sub-Committee are Glen Davies (Chair), Robert Hughes, Keith Arns, and Janice Baker.  This Committee work can largely be accomplished by Conference Calls and by e-mail. While the Committee’s work is ongoing, there will be a time commitment of 3-4 hours per month in reviewing material and participating in Conference Calls.  As far as possible, committee members will be polled to ensure availability. This is a three year commitment.

If you are interested in serving on this Committee and are a CAMA member, please contact Ms. Jennifer Goodine, CAMA Executive Director (admin@camacam.ca) and she will send you an Expression of Interest form to be submitted no later than July 18th, 2014.

2015 CAMA Conference Program Sub-Committee
Our Annual Conference continues to be the single most important professional development initiative we deliver and is a fantastic networking opportunity.  The Board spends a great deal of its time devoted to the programming of this event through the leadership of the Conference Program Sub-Committee which is responsible for developing the Conference theme and designing the speakers program.  This year’s Conference will be held in Jasper, AB from June 1-3, 2015.

President Robert Hughes is this year’s Chair of the Committee along with Board members Marc Landry (also the Liaison to the Host Committee), Jake Rudolph, Jack Benzaquen, and Jeff Renaud.   The Committee work is completed through Conference calls and by e-mail with a time commitment of approximately 3-4 hours per month for the months of August 2014 thru December 2014.

If you are interested in serving on this Committee and are a CAMA member, please contact Ms. Jennifer Goodine, CAMA Executive Director (admin@camacam.ca) and she will send you an Expression of Interest form to be submitted no later than July 18th, 2014.
 
2015 CAMA Awards of Excellence Sub-Committee
CAMA’s Awards of Excellence Program encourages the improvement of the art of municipal management to recognize the specific contributions achieved by members of the Association, and to publicize these to other members as well as to the general public.

The 2015 CAMA Awards Committee is Chaired by Board member Jake Rudolph.   The time commitment is as follows:
  • There are usually between 40-45 award submissions to review which are a maximum of 2,000 words in length (approximate time 5-6 hours).  These submissions are evaluated based on set criteria and are forwarded to the Committee electronically on a memory stick with the evaluation forms ready to complete.
  • The submission deadline for the awards is February 27th, 2015 with the Committee reviewing the submissions between March 9th-20th, 2015.
  • A Conference Call will be held with the Committee the week of March 23rd, 2015 to review the submissions and make a decision on the winners.
If you are interested in serving on this Committee and are a CAMA member, please contact Ms. Jennifer Goodine, CAMA Executive Director (admin@camacam.ca) and she will send you an Expression of Interest form to be submitted no later than July 18th, 2014.


CAMA Awards of Excellence Presented by Ravenhill Group Inc.
 
Ravenhill Group Inc. proudly presented the CAMA Awards of Excellence at the 43rd Annual Conference held in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Ravenhill Group is Canada’s municipal search specialists, meeting the growing demand for excellent Chief Administrative Officers and other municipal leaders through ethical head-hunting™. Ravenhill does this by bringing the very best men and women face to face with the opportunity in a municipality … an opportunity that they were unaware of because - simply put - they weren't thinking of a job change. Please visit: www.ravenhillgroup.com for more information.


City of Fredericton Wins Willis Award for Innovation
Congratulations to the City of Fredericton, NB
2014 CAMA Willis Award for Innovation
(Population between 20,001 and 100,000)

Wired for Success



 
Glen Davies, 2014 CAMA Awards of Excellence Chair and City Manager for the City of Regina, SK; Bruce Malcolm, President, Ravenhill Group Inc, Gold Level Awards Partner; Chris MacPherson, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Fredericton, NB; Mayor Brad Woodside, City of Fredericton, NB; Jean Savard, CAMA Past President, Director of Special Projects, Office of the CAO, Quebec City


Presentation to Mayor Woodside and Fredericton City Council
by Don MacLellan, CAMA Representative for New Brunswick
June 23rd, 2014

 
 
Don MacLellan, CAMA First Vice-President and General Manager of Community Safety Services, City of Moncton; Mayor Brad Woodside, City of Fredericton; Bruce Malcolm, President, Ravenhill Group Inc.
 
e-Novations ComNet Inc. is a City of Fredericton municipally-owned telecommunications company that has helped deliver “Intelligent Infrastructure” to the community as an important pillar of the City’s economic development strategy.   The entity has received strong support from the City, local universities and businesses.  These anchor tenants, together with innovative service offerings, have allowed for e-Novations to grow organically in directions that the community dictated.

What started as 22 kilometers of fiber optics connecting the initial partners to each other and the Internet has grown to a network consisting of 300 kilometers of fiber.  In 2003, City Council implemented a free of charge, WiFi network called Fred-eZone throughout the city.  Council felt an obligation to deliver intelligent infrastructure just like roads, sidewalks, etc.  As network membership grew, Internet demands were aggregated allowing for bulk purchases of commercial Internet resulting in lower costs for everyone. By 2013, an independent study confirmed that e-Novations was offering the best value commercial Internet in Canada. 

The e-Novations project has led to number of “living lab” projects all designed to assist and promote the new digital economy entrepreneur.  In 2014, it will be announced that the network has achieved the status of a “Gigabit City.”  By design, Fredericton is truly “Wired for Success.”

Congratulations Fredericton!
 
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Ville de Fredericton (Nouveau-Brunswick)
Prix Willis de l’innovation 2014
(20 001 à 100 000 habitants)
Réseau réussite
 
e-Novations ComNet Inc., une entreprise de télécommunications appartenant à la Ville de Fredericton, a contribué à la mise en place d’une « infrastructure intelligente », un aspect primordial de la stratégie municipale de développement économique.

L’entité a obtenu un solide appui de la municipalité, des universités et du milieu des affaires. Ces appuis clés et le caractère innovant de l’offre de services ont permis à e-Novations de croître organiquement dans les directions dictées par la communauté. Ce qui était à l’origine un réseau de fibre optique de 22 km reliant les partenaires initiaux entre eux et à Internet s’est transformé en un réseau de 300 km.

En 2003, le conseil municipal a mis en place un réseau WiFi urbain gratuit, appelé Fred-eZone. La municipalité estimait avoir l’obligation de fournir une infrastructure intelligente, au même titre que des routes, trottoirs, etc. La hausse du nombre d’adhérents a permis de regrouper la demande pour Internet et d’acheter des services marchands en gros, d’où une baisse de prix substantielle. En 2013, selon une étude indépendante, e-Novations offrait le meilleur rapport qualité-prix du Canada pour l’Internet commercial.

Le projet e-Novations a stimulé la créativité en « laboratoire vivant ». De nombreux projets ont été conçus pour aider et promouvoir les nouveaux entrepreneurs de l’économie numérique. En 2014, on annoncera que le réseau a atteint le statut de celui d’une « ville gigabit ». Bref, on peut vraiment affirmer que Fredericton a le réseau parfait pour la réussite.
 



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