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2017 CAMA E-Brief Partner:

CAMA LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

 


We are excited to share with you our newly redesigned website, with a more modern look and enhanced navigation experience.  Our goal with this new website is to provide our members and visitors with streamlined access to information on our Association and services.
 
Amongst the new features the site contains integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to foster improved communication. The site is built on responsive-design principles, so it will fit a user’s screen appropriately whether they are visiting the site from their desktop, tablet or mobile phone device.  All information will be easily accessible based on their screen size which the site automatically detects.
 
We hope you find the new website fresh and modern.    If you have questions, comments or suggestions please send them to admin@camacam.ca


2017 CAMA HONOURARY MEMBERSHIP FOR LIFE AWARD

Dear Colleagues:
 
I am inviting you to nominate one or more of your colleagues in this unique field of municipal administration for an Honourary Life Membership in CAMA.  This honour is presented to long serving CAMA members during the President’s Dinner at the Annual Conference to individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the field of municipal administration and to the work of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA).  Previous recipients of the award include:  John Robison, Cy Armstrong, the late Robert Byron, Wes Lancaster, Murray MacLean, Paul Stapleton, Richard White, Bob Linner, Doug Lagore, Gerard Lewis, Cecil Vincent, Jim Toye, Doug Lychak and Ron Shaw.
 
Please note that nominees will be considered based on the following criteria:
  • length of time served in local government as a CAO or direct report to a CAO;
  • membership in CAMA for a period of at least ten (10) years;
  • recognition as making a significant contribution to CAMA;
  • recognition as making a significant contribution to their community;
  • recognition as making an outstanding contribution to local government; administration within the professional community at the local, regional, provincial or national level.
The deadline for receipt at the CAMA National Office is February 24th, 2017.  Please do take the time to reflect on potential candidates and submit a nomination.  There is nothing more meaningful to a professional than to be recognized by one’s peers for a job well done.  Over the years there are many individuals who have made a difference within our profession, our organization and in the community.
 
We look forward to hearing from you.   All details can be found on the CAMA website
 
Sincerely,
 
Marie-Hélène Lajoie
President
 
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Objet : Reconnaissance à titre de membre honoraire à vie
 
Chers collègues,
Je vous invite à présenter la candidature d’un ou plusieurs de vos collègues du domaine de l’administration municipale à la Reconnaissance à titre de membre honoraire à vie de l’Association canadienne des administrateurs municipaux (ACAM). Cette marque de reconnaissance est décernée aux membres de longue date ayant contribué de façon exceptionnelle à l’essor du domaine et de l’ACAM; elle est remise à l’occasion du Souper du président dans le cadre de la conférence annuelle. Parmi les lauréats précédents:  John Robison, Cy Armstrong,  le regretté Robert Byron, Wes Lancaster, Murray MacLean, Paul Stapleton, Richard White, Doug Lagore, Gerard Lewis, Cecil Vincent, Jim Toye, Doug Lychak et Ron Shaw.

À noter que les candidatures seront évaluées en fonction des critères suivants :
  • Nombre d’années de service dans l’administration municipale en tant directeur général ou directrice générale ou d’un rapport direct à directeur général ou directrice générale;
  • Adhésion à l’ACAM depuis au moins dix ans
  • Contribution importante à l’ACAM
  • Contribution importante à sa communauté
  • Contribution exceptionnelle à l’administration municipale dans l’exercice de fonctions administratives dans la communauté professionnelle locale, régionale, provinciale ou nationale
Vous avez jusqu’au 24 février 2017 pour faire parvenir votre dossier au bureau national de l’ACAM.  Je vous invite à prendre le temps de réfléchir à des candidates et candidats potentiels que vous pourriez présenter.  (Vous avez jusqu’au 24 février 2017 pour faire parvenir votre formulaire de nomination au bureau national de l’ACAM). À bien y penser, il n’y a rien de plus gratifiant pour un professionnel qu’être reconnu par ses pairs pour un travail bien accompli. Au fil des années, bon nombre de personnes ont fait une différence dans notre profession, notre organisation et la communauté en général.
 
En attendant vos candidatures, je vous prie d’agréer, chers collègues, l’expression de mes sentiments les meilleurs.
 
Le présidente,

Marie-Hélène Lajoie



CAMA 2017 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAM

Dear Colleagues:

Each year CAMA recognizes its membership through the Excellence in Municipal Administration Awards Program, and this year I have the honour and pleasure to Chair the Awards Committee.
 
The purpose and objectives of the awards program is to encourage the improvement 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.
 
Experience has demonstrated that CAMA members have every right to hold their heads high when it comes to excellence in municipal management.  Year-after-year we see countless examples of outstanding projects and programs designed, developed and implemented in Canadian municipalities who are recognized world leaders in municipal governance and service delivery.
 
It is time again to share your achievements and successes with your colleagues; to recognize the excellent work of your employees; and to receive the recognition of your profession.  Please take a little time to read the enclosed materials and select one or more of your projects or programs for nomination under the three award categories:  Environment, Willis Award for Innovation, and Professional Development. 
 
CAMA is pleased to offer a full on-line application package for this year’s nomination process.  Follow the instructions outlined on the website.  This year you will be able to save your submission and resume at a later date by filling in your e-mail address.
 
You may very well have the opportunity to stand in front of your colleagues on May 31st at the 2017 CAMA Conference being held in Gatineau, Québec and receive the recognition you so rightly deserve. 
 
Award winners will be asked to submit a high resolution logo, and fifteen to twenty photos of the project to be included in a video that will be shown at the luncheon.  Winners will also be recognized in CAMA’s e-Brief, press releases will be prepared and circulated to the local media, and the CAMA Board member closest to the successful community will also arrange to attend a Council meeting to make the award presentation to your Mayor and Council.  We also endeavour to highlight all nominations in e-Brief and our Best Practices Library in the Member’s Section of the CAMA website. 
 
The deadline for submissions (in electronic format only) is Friday, February 24th, 2017.  I encourage you to participate and look forward to receiving your nomination(s).
 
Sincerely,
  
Jean-Marc Nadeau, MBA, C. Mgr.
CAMA Representative for Saskatchewan, Manitoba & Nunavut
Chair, CAMA 2017 Awards Committee
  
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Objet : Programme de prix de l’ACAM 2017
 
Chers collègues,
 
Chaque année, l’ACAM reconnaît le mérite de ses membres au moyen des Prix d’excellence en administration municipale et, cette année, j’ai l’honneur et le plaisir de présider le Comité des prix.
 
Le programme des prix vise à encourager l’amélioration de l’art de l’administration municipale, à reconnaître les contributions particulières faites par des membres de l’association et à en faire état auprès des autres membres et du grand public.
 
L’expérience démontre que les membres de l’ACAM ont toutes les raisons d’être fiers de l’excellence de la gestion municipale. Chaque année, nous voyons d’innombrables exemples de projets et de programmes exceptionnels conçus, élaborés et mis en œuvre dans des municipalités canadiennes reconnues comme étant des chefs de file mondiaux en gestion municipale et en prestation de services.
 
Le moment est venu, encore une fois, de faire connaître à vos collègues vos réalisations et vos réussites, de reconnaître l’excellent travail de vos employés et de recevoir la reconnaissance de votre profession. Veuillez prendre le temps de lire la documentation ci-jointe et de choisir un de vos projets ou programmes (ou plus) à mettre en candidature dans trois catégories de prix : environnement, Prix Willis de l’innovation, développement professionnel.
 
Cette année, l’ACAM a le plaisir d’offrir en ligne une trousse complète de mise en candidature.  Suivre les directives données dans le site web.   Cette année, vous pourrez enregistrer votre soumission et la reprendre à une date ultérieure en remplissant votre adresse e-mail.
 
Le 31 mai 2017, à la conférence annuelle de l’ACAM, qui se tiendra à Gatineau, Québec vous pourriez recevoir devant vos collègues une consécration amplement méritée.
 
Les lauréats seront aussi invités à soumettre un logo haute résolution et quinze à vingt photos du projet pour être inclus dans une vidéo qui sera présentée à la cérémonie de remise des prix. Leurs noms seront mentionnés dans le cyberbulletin de l’ACAM, des communiqués de presse seront rédigés et distribués aux médias locaux et le membre du conseil d’administration de l’ACAM qui vit le plus près de la communauté désignée assistera à une réunion du conseil municipal et remettra le prix au maire et aux conseillers municipaux. Nous nous efforçons aussi de présenter toutes les candidatures dans le cyberbulletin et dans les ressources sur les meilleures pratiques dans l’espace réservé aux membres du site internet de l’ACAM.
 
La date limite pour présenter les candidatures (en format électronique seulement) est le vendredi 24 février 2017. Dans l’espoir que vous serez nombreux à participer et dans l’attente de vos mises en candidature, je vous prie d’agréer, chères collègues et chers collègues, mes meilleures salutations.
 
Le président du Comité des prix 2017 de l’ACAM,
 
 Jean-Marc Nadeau, MBA, C. Mgr.


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2017 CAMA CONFERENCE IN GATINEAU

In recognition of the importance of promoting professional development opportunities for members, the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators established the CAMA Scholarship Program.
 
Through the Scholarship Program, CAMA will provide six scholarships for the registration fee (in the amount of $725.00) for the 2017 Annual Conference (two to young professionals pursuing a career in local government; two to members working in municipalities located north of the 60th parallel; and two to members from smaller municipalities).  Individuals are only eligible to receive a scholarship once to provide an opportunity to others to access this scholarship.  The scholarship is not transferable and must be used in the same year that it was awarded.

ELIGIBILITY

Scholarship applicants must be a CAMA member (or working with a CAMA member under the Young Professionals category).  Two scholarships are awarded for each of the following categories:  Young Professionals, Smaller Municipalities, and North of the 60th Parallel

 APPLICATIONS

All interested persons are invited to apply for the CAMA Scholarship by forwarding the completed application form to Ms. Jennifer Goodine, CAMA Executive Director, via e-mail at admin@camacam.ca no later than February 24th, 2017.
 
For all details on this program please visit the CAMA website.
 
 

DEADLINE: JANUARY 20TH FOR THE 2017 PUBLIC SECTOR DIGEST-CAMA PAPER WRITING COMPETITION IN MUNICIPAL MANAGEMENT
 
The rate of retirement among senior staff in the municipal sector, combined with the fierce competition for talent across sectors, has made it imperative to nurture interest in careers in municipal government among up and coming generations of Canadians. The PSD-CAMA Paper Writing Competition in Municipal Management will provide graduate students across the country with the opportunity to explore complex issues in municipal administration.

The Public Sector Digest (PSD) and the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) have partnered to launch this paper writing competition in order to introduce Canada’s future leaders to the dynamic world of municipal governance. Our hope is that new solutions to entrenched municipal challenges may emerge from this competition, with a new generation of talented Canadians exploring issues in municipal administration. The winning paper will be published in the “The Next Generation of Leadership” issue of the Public Sector Digest, going to print in March 2017. The author of the winning paper will also be invited to present at CAMA’s annual conference, taking place in May 2017 in Gatineau, QC.

(1)  ELIGIBILITY:  Authors must be enrolled in a Canadian university graduate-level program in at least one academic term during the 2016-17 academic year, on either a full or part-time basis.
 
(2) RULES & PROCESS 
  • The paper must be submitted in word format for revision purposes  
  • The paper must be sole-authored (not group authored)  
  • The paper cannot have been previously published elsewhere, or be under consideration for publication currently
  • The paper must be between 1500 and 2000 words in length
  • Submission deadline: January 20th, 2017 5pm ET
  • Submit papers to info@publicsectordigest.com indicating in the subject line “PSD-CAMA Paper Writing Competition Submission”
  • Submit with your paper, a short (2-3 line bio), the name of your academic program and post-secondary institution, and your contact information (phone number) 
(3) TOPIC:  Authors must identify a challenge facing municipal administrators in Canada today, propose a solution or number of solutions to address that challenge, and explore the benefits/draw-backs associated with implementing the proposed solution. For example, the author might discuss inefficiencies in the processes or structure of municipal government, presenting Lean training as a potential solution for municipal administrators to consider. If possible, all submissions should incorporate real-world examples of the solution in practice. The focus of the paper should be on the impact that the identified municipal challenge (and proposed solution) has on city managers/chief administrative officers (CAOs) specifically, rather than in relation to mayors or political representatives in local government. 
    
(4) ASSESSMENT:   Submissions will be assessed against the following criteria:
  • Originality (25%) - Does the author present an original approach to the challenge and/or solution in question? 
  • Research (25%) - Has the author conducted sufficient research in support of the completion of his or her submission? 
  • Clarity (25%) - Does the author present a clear challenge, a compelling solution to the challenge, and a thorough analysis of the solution? 
  • Significance/relevance (25%) - Is the submission timely and relevant to municipal administrators in Canada today? 
(5) SELECTION & RECOGNITION :  ​Following the deadline for submissions, papers will be reviewed by a committee of judges made up of PSD's editorial board and selected members of CAMA's board. Papers will be judged against the above assessment criteria. After the committee has read and scored each paper, the committee will discuss the top papers and determine the winner of the inaugural competition. PSD will publish the winning paper in the March 2017 print issue of the Public Sector Digest and provide the author with a 1 year complimentary membership to the publication. CAMA will provide the author with a complimentary registration for its 2017 conference in Gatineau and provide the author with the opportunity to present his or her paper to the conference delegation, made up of city managers from across Canada.  
 
CONTACT US:
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519.690.2565
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Welcome!
 
  • Terry McCallum, Manager of Community Development, Government of Nunavut, NU
  • John Skilnyk, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Dawson, YT
  • JP Cullen, Executive Director, City of Regina, SK
  • Kim Wingrove, Chief Administrative Officer, Grey County, ON
  • Ian Dunlop, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Faro, YT
  • Doug Jones, Deputy City Manager, City of Edmonton, AB
  • Shelley Hassard, Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Teslin, YT
  • Michelle Percival, Chief Administrative Officer, Township of Lake of Bays, ON
  • Peter De Verteuil, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Duncan, BC
  • Michel Savard, Président, Groupe de géomatique Azimut inc. Longueuil, QC


 
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