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April 9, 2015            


Notice of Election for the 2015-2016 CAMA Board of Directors  
Congratulations to New CAMA Board Member-Elect for Newfoundland and Labrador

During our recent election process for the 2015-2016 CAMA Board of Directors there were two positions available:  one for Newfoundland and Labrador and one for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
 
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we had one nomination for Newfoundland and Labrador.  Thus, by acclamation, we would like to welcome Mr. Rodney Cumby, Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Paradise, NL.  Rodney will take on his new role as the Board member for Newfoundland and Labrador after the CAMA Annual General Meeting being held on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 in Jasper, Alberta. 
 
  
Rodney Cumby
Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Paradise, NL
 

Rodney Cumby is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Town of Paradise, the fastest growing municipality in Atlantic Canada.  He has enjoyed a lengthy career in Municipal Government, starting in 1998, as the Town Clerk and Manager, in his native Pouch Cove.  Rodney has held the Chief Administrative Officer roles in both the Town of Torbay and the Town of Portugal Cove/St. Phillips.

Since joining the Town of Paradise, Rodney has been proactive in implementing the many changes that become necessary with managing a fast paced municipality.  He oversees the town’s $30 million annual budget, as well as a $20 million capital budget and has led the Town to receive four Torngat Awards in Municipal Awareness, Innovation, and Regional Co-Operation.  Most recent achievements include the completion of a double ice surface arena and the installation of Newfoundland’s first roundabout.

For fifteen years Rodney has been an Executive Member of Newfoundland’s Association of Municipal Administrators (Professional Municipal Administrators), which include four years as President.  He is a member of the TRIO Pension and Benefit Board, which provides pension and benefit options to Municipal Employees in Newfoundland and Labrador.  He is also a past board member of the Municipal Assessment Agency.

Rodney holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University and resides in Paradise with his wife Leslie and three sons, Aaron, David, and Michael. 
 
“I look forward to being a new member of the Board of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators.  I am honoured to be part of such a well-respected and professional Board of Directors and will strive to help the organization with my expertise, experience and knowledge.  I look forward to working with fellow colleagues from across Canada giving advice and improving the quality of municipal government.  This truly is an exciting opportunity!  Thank you.”              - Rodney Cumby
 


Election for the 2015-2016 CAMA Board of Directors – Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
 
In accordance with the requirements of the CAMA by-laws, I wish to advise the membership that the 2015 Nominating Committee has received the following nominations for the position of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island that is available on the CAMA Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 year:  
 
Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
·         Louis Coutinho, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Windsor, NS
·         Bob Ashley, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Summerside, PEI
 
An election for this position on the Board of Directors is therefore required.  Voting will take place commencing on Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. AST and finishing on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. PST.  The photos and bios of the two nominees can be found on the CAMA website at the following link:  http://www.camacam.ca/en/about/2015BoardNominations.asp
 
CAMA is a national organization and when elections are held, every Regular Member, regardless of the Province you work in, votes for the candidate of your choice in each respective jurisdiction.  You are therefore eligible to vote for one nominee for the Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island position.
 
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, 2015 to March 31st, 2016) will be eligible to vote.
 
 
Jean Savard
CAMA Past President/
Chair of Nominating Committee

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Félicitations au membre du conseil de l’ACAM nouvellement élu pour Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador
 
Au cours de la récente élection des membres du conseil d’administration de 2015-2016, il y avait deux postes à pourvoir, un pour Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador et un autre pour la Nouvelle-Écosse et l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard.
 
Le conseil d’administration annonce avoir reçu une seule candidature pour Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador. Par conséquent, il souhaite la bienvenue à M. Rodney Cumby, directeur municipal de Paradise (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador) élu par acclamation. Rodney assumera ses nouvelles fonctions au conseil après l’assemblée générale de l’ACAM qui aura lieu le mardi 2 juin 2015 à Jasper, en Alberta.

 
 
Rodney Cumby
Directeur général
Municipalité de Paradise, Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador
 

Rodney Cumby est directeur municipal de Paradise, la municipalité qui connaît la plus forte croissance au Canada atlantique. Il a fait une longue carrière dans l’administration municipale, après avoir débuté comme greffier et directeur de la petite municipalité de Pouch Cove, où il est né. Rodney a été directeur municipal de Torbay et de Portugal Cove/St. Phillips.

Depuis qu’il est à l’emploi de la municipalité de Paradise, Rodney met en œuvre énergiquement les nombreux changements qui s’imposaient dans la gestion d'une agglomération aussi dynamique. Il supervise le budget municipal annuel de 30 millions de dollars ainsi qu’un budget d’immobilisations de 20 millions de dollars. Sous sa direction la municipalité a obtenu quatre prix Torngat dans les domaines de la sensibilisation municipale, de l’innovation et de la coopération régionale. Ses dernières réalisations sont l’achèvement d’un aréna à double surface de glace et l’aménagement du premier rond-point de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador.

Rodney est membre exécutif de l'association qui regroupe des administrateurs municipaux de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador depuis 15 années, dont quatre à titre de président. Rodney fait également partie du conseil de TRIO, l’organisme de gestion des régimes de pension et d'avantages sociaux pour les employés municipaux de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador. Il a déjà siégé au conseil d'administration de l'agence responsable de l'évaluation municipale.

Rodney est titulaire d’un baccalauréat en commerce de l’Université Memorial et il réside à Paradise avec sa femme, Leslie, et ses trois fils, Aaron, David et Michael. 
 
« Je me réjouis de devenir membre du conseil d’administration de l’Association canadienne des administrateurs municipaux. C’est un honneur pour moi de faire partie d’un conseil d’administration aussi respecté et professionnel et je m’efforcerai de mettre ma compétence, mon expérience et mes connaissances à son service. J’envisage avec plaisir de collaborer avec des collègues de toutes les régions du Canada pour rehausser la qualité de l’administration municipale en faisant profiter les intervenants de nos conseils. Quelle perspective emballante et passionnante! Merci. »         
                                                                                                                   –Rodney Cumby
 

Élection des membres du conseil d’administration de 2015-2016 – Nouvelle-Écosse et Île-du-Prince-Édouard
 
Conformément aux exigences des règlements de l’ACAM, je tiens à informer les membres que le comité des candidatures 2015 a reçu les candidatures suivantes pour le poste de la Nouvelle-Écosse et de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard, disponible pour l’année 2015-2016 :
 
Nouvelle-Écosse et Île-du-Prince-Édouard
·      Louis Coutinho, directeur municipal, Ville de Windsor, Nouvelle-Écosse
·      Bob Ashley, directeur municipal, Ville de Summerside, Île-du-Prince-Édouard
 
Il faut donc procéder à une élection pour ce poste. Le vote se tiendra de 8 h 30 (heure de l’Atlantique) le lundi 11 mai 2015 à 16 h 30 (heure normale du Pacifique) le vendredi 15 mai 2015. Les photos et notes biographiques des deux candidats seront affichées sur le site web de l’ACAM : http://www.camacam.ca/fr/about/2015BoardNominations.asp
 
L’ACAM est une organisation nationale. À ce titre, quand des élections ont lieu, chaque membre titulaire, peu importe la province où il travaille, doit voter pour le candidat de son choix pour sa province ou son territoire d’origine. Vous avez donc le droit de voter pour un candidat de la Nouvelle-Écosse et de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard.
 
Tous les membres votants admissibles de l’ACAM recevront, avant le début de la période de scrutin, un complément d’information sur la procédure du vote électronique.
 
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 2015 au 31 mars 2016) aura été payée.
 
Le président sortant de l’ACAM et président du Comité des candidatures,
 
 
Jean Savard



 


2015 CAMA CONFERENCE REGISTRATION - OPEN UNTIL MAY 15, 2015
Delegate Type Registration Fee (+ 5% GST) 
*CAMA Member (Municipal) $725.00 + $36.25 GST = $761.25
 *First Time Attendee Members (Municipal) $575.00 + $28.75 GST = $603.75 
*Non-Member (Municipal) $925.00 + $46.25 GST = $971.25 
**Affiliate CAMA Member (Non-Municipal) $1025.00 + $51.25 GST = $1076.25 
**Non-Member (Non-Municipal)  $1225.00 + $61.25 GST =  $1286.25 
Please note that CAMA members who are attending their first CAMA Conference are eligible for a $150.00 discount off the registration fee.Retired Member $425.00 + $21.25 GST =  $446.25 
Municipal Intern $625.00 + $31.25 HST = $656.25 
 *“Municipal” refers to an individual who is currently employed with a municipal government organization. 
**“Non-Municipal” refers to all other individuals. 


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

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).

The program and on-line registration for the 2015 Annual Conference being held in Jasper, Alberta from June 1-3, 2015 at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge can be found on the CAMA website:  http://www.camacam.ca/en/conference/2015Conference.asp

Registration for the Conference will remain open until Friday, May 15th, 2015.



LINKS TO CONFERENCE 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




PROGRAM-AT-A-GLANCE – “Celebrating Municipal Leaders”
Pre-Conference: Monday, June 1, 2015
6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.      Golf Tournament at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge  
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.                Pre-Conference Activity:  Rocky Mountain River Guides Rafting Excursion
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.    Tradeshow Exhibitor Set Up
12:00 Noon – 8:00 p.m.  Conference Registration
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.      Provincial/Territorial Association Meeting
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.      Women’s Social
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.      First Time Delegates Reception
6:00 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.     Opening Reception at Tradeshow
9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.    Hospitality Suite in the Stanley Thompson Cabin - Fairmont
Day One: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.     Morning Runs around Lake Edith (10 km) and Lake Annette (5 km)   
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 9:00 a.m.     Annual General Meeting
9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.     Opening Ceremonies
9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.   Opening Keynote – “Inspiring Leadership:  Keeping Employees Engaged During the Good, The Bad and Even the Ugly Times”
(Michael Kerr)
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tradeshow Refreshment Break
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon                Panel Session:  “Leaders in the Shadows:  Leadership Qualities of a CAO” (Dr. David Siegel, Keith Robicheau, and Robert Earl)
12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Long Service Awards Luncheon
  Panel Session: “How Successful Local Governments Depend on Employees Feeling Connected to Their Leadership and Vision.  (John Leeburn, Elizabeth Savill, Patrick Draper, and Don Wadsworth).
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Dessert and Coffee in the Tradeshow Area
1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.    Concurrent Sessions:  Speedhiking & Networking or  Exploring New Revenue Channels – Corporate Sponsorship and Municipalities Today (Brent Barootes and Gary Dewar)
2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.    Tradeshow Refreshment Break
3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.    Concurrent Sessions:  Small Municipalities Open Dialogue or Large Municipalities (Simon Farbrother and Dr. Shayne Silcox)  
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.    Young Professionals Reception
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.    Casual Night Out at Trefoil Lake with a Western Theme and Entertainment by “A Room To Dance”  Band.
9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.  Hospitality Suite at the Stanley Thompson Cabin - Fairmont
Day Two: Wednesday, June 3, 2015
6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.     Morning Runs around Lake Edith (10 km) and Lake Annette (5 km)
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 9:30 a.m.     Plenary Session: CAO/Council Relations & Update on CAO Performance Evaluation Project (Jerry Berry and Janice Baker)
 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Plenary Session:   Infrastructure Canada (George Claydon, Principal Policy Advisor, Infrastructure Canada)
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tradeshow Refreshment Break
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon                Closing Keynote:  The Power of Personal Leadership – Attitude Makes the Difference (Michelle Ray)
12:00 Noon to 1:15 p.m. CAMA Awards of Excellence Luncheon
1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.    Closing Ceremonies and Tradeshow Draws
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.            Study Tours:  Jasper Fire Smart Program/ Environmental Tour: Waste Management, Waste Water Treatment Plant and Green Building/ Parks Canada “Jasper National Park was Chosen as a Dark Sky Preserve”.
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.    CAMA Board Meeting (2015-2016 Board)
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    President’s Dinner Reception
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.    President’s Dinner with Entertainment by Illusionist and Corporate Mind Reader, Derek Selinger.
9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.  Hospitality Suite in the Stanley Thompson Cabin - Fairmont
 


Alliance for Innovation
  

Peter Kageyama is an Alliance Senior Fellow and author of Love Where You Live.  In his article this month, he states, “Activate is an interesting word. It is not the same as “start”, “launch” or even “begin”. All of the latter words imply a more focused effort, perhaps even a Herculean one, on the part of someone to make something happen. Think about launch. Many of us imagine a rocket and that explosive moment of inception, followed by a river of jet fire that hurls the rocket skyward. A launch is an exciting moment because of its grand spectacle, display of power and potential danger. People come out to watch a rocket launch.” Read more in the March issue of Transformations at www.transformgov.org
Reminder: TLG Conference is April 13-15 in Phoenix, AZ. Questions? Comments? Please reach out to me at saburnett@transformgov.org, or 800-777-2509.

Sallie Ann Burnett ,East Regional Director, Alliance for Innovation


FCM's Green Municipal Fund Launches Renewed Funding Offer
Brad Woodside, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and Mayor of the City of Fredericton, NB, launched a renewed Green Municipal FundTM (GMF) funding offer.

Highlights include:  
  • Broader eligibility for capital projects in the energy, transportation, waste and water sectors.
  • Enhanced client service and improved application forms and resources for a more efficient and streamlined application process.

The renewed offer is part of GMF's three-year business cycle. Program development as part of this cycle involves extensive market research and consultation to identify and meet the evolving needs of the most innovative segment of the municipal sustainable market. GMF's mandate is to support community green leaders such as elected officials, municipal staff, as well as private-sector visionaries (business leaders, consultants, green industry leaders) from urban, rural or remote municipal governments of all sizes, and in all regions of Canada.
 
"Community leaders expressed the need for more flexible financing for capital projects  especially for projects that incorporate leading practices in sustainable infrastructure," said Mr. Woodside. "Today, with our renewed GMF funding offer, we respond to these needs."

Ben Henderson, chair of the Green Municipal Fund Council and councillor for the City of Edmonton, AB, underscored that "the first step for community leaders planning sustainability initiatives is to contact a GMF advisor to explore funding opportunities, available programs, knowledge resources, as well as the best networks and people to help move an innovative vision to practical reality." Prospective applicants can reach GMF advisors at gmf@fcm.ca or toll-free at 1-877-997-9926.

Since 2000, FCM's Green Municipal Fund has supported over a thousand of innovative municipal initiatives across the country. These initiatives have generated knowledge and expertise that other municipalities can replicate to achieve their own sustainability goals, deliver better value for money on infrastructure investments, and protect the environment while generating economic and social benefits. GMF can also be combined with funding from other programs to improve municipal infrastructure.


Welcome New Members
Welcome to the following new members:
 
  • Pam Robichaud, Directrice générale, Ville de Richibucto, NB
  • Kevin Glebe, Associate Commissioner, Infrastructure Planning Services Division, Stathcona County, AB
  • Greg Herrett, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Amherst, NS
  • DJ Sigmundson, Chief Administrative Officer, Regional Municipality of St. Clements, MB
  • Tom MacEwan, Chief Administrative Officer, Municipality of the County of Kings, NS
  • Sheryle Runhart, Manager of Legislative Services, County of Grande Prairie No. 1, AB
  • Duane Nicol, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Selkirk, MB
  • Peter Thomas, Chief Administrative Officer, Northern Sunrise County, AB
  • Geoff McKnight, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, ON
  • Graeme Woods, Strategic Initiatives, City of Lethbridge, AB
  • Lisa Niblock, Executive Assistant, Town of Paradise, NL



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