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Congratulations tp David Johnstone --- Installed as President of ICMA
 
David Johnstone, City Manager, Candiac, Quebec Canada, has been installed as President of ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, during the organization’s 103rd Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  Having served as President-elect since September 2016, Mr. Johnstone now commences a one-year term as President and will remain on the Board as Past President for an additional year following his presidency.

“We are honored that David will lead the ICMA Executive Board as our 2017-18 President-Elect,” said ICMA Executive Director Marc A. Ott.  “The individuals who serve on our board are outstanding leaders, not only in their own communities, but also in the field of professional local government management. They are committed to moving our association and our profession forward, and we appreciate the time, energy, enthusiasm, and thoughtfulness that David and the other members of the board each bring to ICMA”

As President, Mr. Johnstone will lead ICMA’s 21-member board and executive director to establish the organization’s direction, oversee its management, represent it to state and national associations of local government management, and maintain relationships among affiliate organizations. The ICMA Executive Board also selects the organization’s president and enforces its Code of Ethics, which governs the professional and personal conduct of members.  ICMA Executive Board members attend four meetings annually.                                            
Mr. Johnstone’s commitment to professional local government management spans nearly 35 years. “We work in a very noble profession,” he said recently during an orientation session at ICMA headquarters in Washington, D.C. “And I want all ICMA members to feel proud about the work that we do and the enormity of the impact we can have on the lives of ordinary people.”

Mr. Johnstone began his career in local government as assistant to the Manager of the Town of Hampstead, Quebec, where he served from 1981 to 1986.  He served as City Manager in several Canadian local governments, including the towns of Roxboro, Kirkland, Chandler, Candiac, and Hampstead. He was Borough Manager of Côte Saint-Luc/Hampstead/Montreal West in the City of Montreal from 2002 to 2005. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Johnstone was principal with a private consulting firm. He accepted his current position as City Manager of Candiac, a community that has focused on reducing its carbon footprint in all recent developments, in 2010.

Mr. Johnstone has been a member of ICMA since 1983 and initially was elected to the ICMA Executive Board as an International Vice President in 2011. He has been a member of ICMA’s International Committee since 2014 and also served on the association’s Conference Planning (2003-04 and 2004-05) and Conference Host (2008-09) Committees. He received an ICMA Service Award in recognition of his 30 years of service to local government in 2013.
An active member of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) since 1992, Mr. Johnstone served on the CAMA Board and as President (2002-03). He has also been involved in the Quebec City Manager’s Association (ADGMQ) and the Quebec Municipal Officers Association (COMAQ).

Mr. Johnstone received a Bachelor of Science from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia in 1977 and specialized in public administration in the Master’s Program at the University of Montreal (1978-80).

Congratulations David from CAMA!


Congratulations to Tim Anderson --Installed As International Vice President of ICMA
 
Tim A. Anderson, Chief Administrative Officer, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, was installed  as an International Vice President of ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, during the organization’s 103rd Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. He was elected for a three-year term on June 23. 

“It is an honour and privilege to represent the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) as an International Vice President for ICMA,” Mr. Anderson said recently. “Local government continues to be at the forefront of making our communities progressive and world class, and organizations such as ICMA are extraordinary resources in these times of accelerated change.”

As one of 18 vice presidents, three of whom are elected from the organization’s International Region, Mr. Anderson will represent ICMA to international associations of local government management and maintain relationships among other affiliated organizations. ICMA recognizes five regions within the United States, each of which elects three representatives to the Executive Board. Three vice presidents are also elected from countries outside the U.S.

Mr. Anderson has worked at the City of Waterloo since 1990. Prior to his appointment as Chief Administrative officer in 2010, Mr. Anderson served as city engineer/general manager of public works in Waterloo, Ontario from 2003 to 2010. He has been a member of ICMA since 2006 and has served on the organization’s Leadership Advisory Board since 2016. He received an ICMA Service Award in recognition of his 25 years of service to local government in 2015.

Mr. Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Guelph in 1990. He is a 2010 graduate of Leadership ICMA, a competitive, intensive two-year ICMA University program designed to cultivate key competencies needed for successful leadership at all levels of local government management.


2018 CAMA CONFERENCE HOTEL UPDATE: ROOM BLOCKS RELEASED THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13TH
 
The 47th Annual CAMA Conference will be held in Fredericton, New Brunswick (the home of the CAMA National office) at the Fredericton Convention Centre from Monday, May 28th to Wednesday, May 30th, 2018.  
 
CAMA has secured a block of rooms at three hotels:
  • Hilton Garden Inn (connected to the Convention Centre),
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel (directly across the street from the Convention Centre),
  • Delta Fredericton Hotel (the overflow hotel) which is a 15 minute picturesque walk on the river trail (from the Convention Centre) or a five minute drive.
The Hilton Garden Inn is a brand new hotel and is still being constucted with an opening date of May 1st, 2018.  They are therefore in the process of building their reservation link and we have been advised that it will be available to you the week of November 13th, 2017.  We will be releasing all rooms blocks to all three hotels at the same time.
 
Thank you for your patience and watch for this e-mail in the near future!


Strathcona County Wins National Municipal Award for Professional Development
 
 
Marie- Hélène Lajoie, CAMA Past President: Kelly Rudyk, Director Corporate Planning and Intergovernmental Affairs; Jamie Sarasin, Senior Corporate Planning Advisor; Jay Bohaychuk – Acting Manager Financial Planning, Jean-Marc Nadeau, 2017 CAMA Awards Chair

Congratulations to Strathcona County, AB on receiving national recognition for its priority-based business (PBB) planning and budgeting program from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA).  The county was presented with the 2017 CAMA Professional Development Award, in the 20,001 to 100,000 population category, during CAMA’s national conference in Gatineau, QC.  

The county is working with the Center for Priority Based Budgeting (CPBB) to transition to priority-based business planning and budgeting.  It is one of the first municipalities in Canada to have fully implemented PBB budgeting practices and the first in Canada to implement the online PBB toolset. 

PBB methodology allows an organization to:  
  • identify key community and council goals and priorities; 
  • evaluate the impact of community goals on programs and services; 
  • enhance strategic decision making, and make more effective use of resources through a better understanding of how programs align to community goals; and 
  • help the community understand why programs are offered, what they cost, and the value they provide to citizens. 
PBB is based on five distinct steps that include defining desired results, assessing programs against these, and allocating resources. To date, the county has completed all five steps with the full involvement of the organization. Two years’ worth of data have been collected and entered into the CPBB tools and data bases.
 
Implementation of PBB has created a cultural shift in the organization toward embracing priorities and allocating resources accordingly.  This, and a focus on ever greater efficiency, resulted in a 2.62% decrease in Strathcona County’s tax rate for 2017.  

For more information contact Carmen Herbers, Director of Communications, 780-400-2177, or by email at carmen.herbers@strathcona.ca  

 
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