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March 25, 2015            


 


2015 CAMA Conference - Early Bird Registration Closes in One Week - April 1st, 2015
Registrations are being accepted for CAMA's 44th Annual Conference being held in Jasper, Alberta from June 1-3, 2015 at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. The Conference theme is "Celebrating Municipal Leaders”.  To view the full 2015 Conference Program, including the Companion activities, visit:  http://www.camacam.ca/en/conference/2015Conference.asp
 
Register for the Conference by April 1, 2015 you will receive the Early Bird Rate.  Please note that CAMA members who are attending their first CAMA Conference are also eligible for a $150.00 discount off the registration fee.

Links to Registration

Using the links below, members can register for the Conference, the Golf Tournament, the Companion’s Program, and purchase additional event tickets.  Have your credit card ready.  For those wishing to pay by cheque, register online then forward payment to the CAMA National Office. Registering online is the only way to sign up for this year’s Conference.  CAMA members must register with their e-mail address.

Delegates Registration: http://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2015/cama.asp
Partners Registration: http://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2015/cama_partners.asp
Golf Registration: http://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2015/cama_golf.asp
 
 
Delegate Type Early Bird Registration Fee
by April 1, 2015 (+ 5% GST)
Registration Fee after
April 1, 2015 (+ 5% GST)
*CAMA Member (Municipal) $675.00 + $33.75 GST = $708.75 $725.00 + $36.25 GST = $761.25
*First Time Attendee Members (Municipal) $525.00 + $26.25 GST = $551.25 $575.00 + $28.75 GST = $603.75
*Non-Member (Municipal) $875.00 + $43.75 GST= $918.75 $925.00 + $46.25 GST = $971.25
**Affiliate CAMA Member (Non-Municipal) $975.00 + $48.75 GST= $1023.75 $1025.00 + $51.25 GST = $1076.25
**Non-Member (Non-Municipal) $1175.00 + $58.75 GST = $1233.75 $1225.00 + $61.25 GST = $1286.25
Retired Member $375.00 + $18.75 GST= $393.75 $425.00 + $21.25 GST = $446.25
Municipal Intern $575.00 + $28.75 GST = $603.75 $625.00 + $31.25 GST = $656.25

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 at Trefoil Lake, 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 GST) 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 at Trefoil Lake, 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).
  
 
Transportation from Airports to Jasper Hotels

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
 
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 brief stops at the West Edmonton Mall, Edson and Hinton.  The cost for this service is $99.00 one-way or $189.00 return.  Delegates will receive an additional 10% discount on one-way or return fares.  To make a reservation on this shuttle call Sundog Tours directly at 1-888-786-3641 and mention the CAMA Conference or register on-line at http://www.sundogtours.com/ and enter CAMA2015 in the DISCOUNT CODE section of the reservation system.  This will automatically calculate a 10% reduction. The bus leaves from door #10 on the arrivals level at the Edmonton Airport.  Please look for the SunDog Edmonton-Jasper Connector Sign.
 
CAMA Direct Private Shuttles:
CAMA has also booked three private direct shuttles through Sundog Tours on the following dates:
  • Departing Edmonton (to Jasper) on Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Departing Jasper (to Edmonton) on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. 
The cost for this service is $75.00 one-way or $140.00 return.  CAMA private shuttles can be booked through CAMA when you register on-line for the Conference.
Please note that if you don't have your flights booked when you register for the Conference on-line you can use the following link when you are ready.  Choose the Registration Type, Skip the Extra Tickets Section, and go to the bottom where the Transportation can be booked.  You can pay for this service on-line using a Visa or Mastercard:
   
http://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2015/cama2015_exhibitor.asp?type=extra%20tickets



CAMA Conference Companion Program
The Companion Program includes the Opening Reception, Opening and Closing Keynote Speakers, Casual Night Out, President’s Dinner, and Hospitality Suites.  The Companion Program does not include breakfasts or lunches with the delegates.

Cost
 
Delegate Type Early Bird Registration Fee
by April 1, 2015 (+ 5% GST)
Registration Fee after
April 1, 2015 (+ 5% GST)
*Companion of a CAMA Member (Municipal) $275.00 + $13.75 GST= $288.75 $325.00 + $16.25 GST = $341.25
*Companion of a Non-Member (Municipal) $300.00 + $15.00 GST = $315.00 $350.00 + $17.50 GST = $367.50
**Companion of an Affiliate CAMA Member (Non-Municipal) $325.00 + $16.25 GST = $341.25 $375.00 + $18.75 GST = $393.75
**Companion of a Non-Member (Non-Municipal) $375.00 + $18.75 GST = $393.75 $425.00 + $21.25 GST = $446.25

* “Municipal” refers to an individual who is currently employed with a municipal organization.
** "Non-Municipal” refers to all other individuals.


Companions have the option of joining the delegates for the Pre-Conference Events (Golf Tournament and Rafting Excursion) and the Study Tours for an additional cost.  The following activities are not part of the official Companion Program and additional fees apply:

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:  Columbia Icefield Tour ($115.00/person + GST with an Optional Picnic Lunch for $19.00 + GST)
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.:  Maligne Valley Boat Cruise and Interpretive Hike ($99.00 + GST)

To register for the Companion Program:  http://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2015/cama_partners.asp



Seeking International Speakers for the ICMA 101st Annual Conference
 

Dear ICMA International Members, Affiliates, and Friends: 

I am writing to request your help in broadening the international content of ICMA’s 101st Annual Conference, which will be held September 27-30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  In particular, we need your assistance in identifying potential panelists for the conference's educational program.

If you are aware of individuals from outside the United States who plan to attend the conference and would be interested and able to contribute to the content of the sessions generated by the 2015 Conference Planning Committee, please encourage them to respond to the Call for Speakers, which can be accessed from the conference website at http://icma.org/en/icma/events/conference/call_for_speakers 

Please note that we are not able to consider additional session topics at this time. Note, too, that ICMA conference attendees value informal, interactive sessions as opposed to more academic presentations of papers. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

Thank you very much for your help.

Ross Hoff
Conference Director
Director, International Member Program


Pool of Professionals: Temporary Assignments and Contractors for Local Governments of the NWT
             
 

The Local Government Administrators of the NWT (LGANT) on behalf of the Public Service Capacity Initiative for Community Governments in the NWT (PSCICG) is seeking Contractors and Professionals interested in providing services or filling temporary assignments with Local Governments in the Northwest Territories.

We are looking for professionals interested in temporary assignments with Local Governments and contractors with expertise in the following areas
  • Senior Administration (LGAs, SAOs), Financial Management, Project and Contract Management, Asset Management, Procurement, Community Land Use Planning, Engineering (Consultants), and Auditors.
If you are an interested in being included in this database, please submit the following information:

Company and/or contact name, street address, mailing address, telephone number and email address, areas of expertise offered, Northern experience and whether you are interested in temporary assignments or contracts.

This database is a service for LGANT Members and PSCICG partners only! LGANT does not guarantee any contracts or assignments nor is LGANT involved in the selection of any interested parties. Local Governments must still use due diligence when engaging with any of the interested parties.

Please submit your information as indicated above to:
Local Government Administrators of the NWT
P.O. Box 2083
Yellowknife NT  X1A 2P6
Tel: 867-765-5630         Fax: 867-765-5635
E-mail:  information@lgant.com



Call for Nominations : Prince of Wales Prize - Deadline March 27!
 
The National Trust for Canada is accepting nominations for the Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership.  Under the generous patronage of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, this prize is awarded to a municipal government, large or small, rural or urban, which has demonstrated a strong and sustained commitment to the conservation of its historic places.  The Terms of Reference, complete with eligibility criteria, nomination procedures and forms, are available online at http://www.heritagecanada.org/en/get-involved/awards#pow. The deadline for submissions is March 27, 2015, so don't delay!


Welcome New Members
Welcome to the following new members:
  • Sheila Kitz, Chief Administrative Officer, County of St. Paul No. 19, St. Paul, AB
  • Christofer Atchison, Manager of Legislative Services, Town of Didsbury, AB
  • Angela Giles, Director of Corporate Services, Town of Clarenville, NL
  • Armin Klaus, Treasurer, Town of Hampstead, QC
  • Cory Bellmore, Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Carmacks, YT



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