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2010 CAMA E-Brief Partner: October 26, 2010            

Welcome New Members

Welcome to the following new members:

  • Ghislaine Turcot, Kativik Regional Government, Kuujjuaq, QC
  • Shelly Armstrong, Chief Administrative Officer, Flagstaff County, AB
  • Rhonda King, Chief Administrative Officer, County of Vermilion River, AB
  • Leon Gous, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Vernon, BC
Communities of Tomorrow Board Announced

Congratulations to Saskatchewan CAMA members, Jim Toye, Murray Totland and Glen Davies, on their appointment to the Board of Directors for Communities of Tomorrow.  Communities of Tomorrow is a public-private partnership with the mission of making Saskatchewan a global leader in the field of innovative sustainable municipal infrastructure. Communities of Tomorrow works with industry, municipalities and researchers to find innovative solutions to infrastructure challenges. Capitalizing on the trillion-dollar global infrastructure market, Communities of Tomorrow assists in the development of more cost effective, longer-lasting and environmentally friendly infrastructure products and services, in turn creating jobs, growing businesses and generating economic activity for Saskatchewan. The strategic focus is on the areas of water, roads and transportation, and remediation. For more information visit http://www.communitiesoftomorrow.ca

INVITATION: Smarter Assets...Smarter Cities...Smarter Planet
Please join IBM on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 or Wednesday, November 17, 2010 for a one hour webcast to see how they are working with cities, towns and municipalities from around the world. IBM and industry experts have been successful in finding ways to make "assets" smarter, it is what we do with those assets that will determine success.
Description: We are in an era of "do more with less" "cost reduction" "risk avoidance" "green" and "regulatory compliancy" the need has never been greater to adopt an "asset management program, visibility, control and automation of our assets and tasks is a philosophy that IBM believes is the catalyst to the smarter cities...smarter planet campaign. Assets are becoming instrumented, intelligent, and connected, now is the time to seize the opportunity, make informed decisions and create your smarter City.
Dates/Registration:   Please choose one date to attend by registering for one virtual session. Once registered, you will receive the virtual event details. NOTE:  You must register for these virtual events in order to attend.
For questions please contact:  Sarah Molnar, WW Tivoli Sales Enablement Coordinator , IBM Corporation 603-232-0265 (office) or smolnar@us.ibm.com
CAMA Reaches Record Number for Memberships!
The numbers are in! As  of  October 25th,  2010  CAMA  reached  a  record  462  members compared  to  435  in  May  2010.    The following  is  the  breakdown  of  membership  by
Province:  
 
 
Province
Number  of  Members
Alberta
104
British  Columbia
70
Manitoba
21
New  Brunswick
41
Newfoundland
13
Northwest  Territories
4
Nova  Scotia
18
Nunavut
5
Ontario
130
Prince  Edward  Island
11
Québec
24
Saskatchewan
18
Yukon
3
Retired CAO Corner

CAMA is offering retired CAMA members the opportunity to advertise their business/consulting services in the Member’s Section of the website.  The CAMA website experiences approximately 27,000 hits per month with 500 being in the Member’s Section which is password protected, and only available to our membership of 462 Chief Administrative Officers and senior managers across the country.  For information on specifications, costs and the policy on website advertising please contact Jennifer Goodine at admin@camacam.ca.

FCM Recruiting Municipalities for International Projects

FCM is currently recruiting Canadian municipalities to implement local economic development demonstration projects in the following countries: Burkina Faso, Mali, Tanzania, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bolivia and Nicaragua.  Municipalities interested in engaging in MPED should apply by Monday November 29, 2010.   For further information contact Jennifer Donnelly, Program Development & Recruitment Coordinator 613-907-6275 or  jdonnelly@fcm.ca

CAMA Attends ICMA Conference in San José

President DesOrmeaux attended the International Committee Meeting on Sunday, October 17th and the International Affiliates meeting on October 18th, accompanied by CAMA 2nd Vice-President Ron Penney, Board Member Patrick Moyle and Executive Director, Jennifer Goodine.  Mr. Des Ormeaux provided the other affiliate organizations with an update on CAMA’s activities along with the status of the economy in Canada.  Later that evening, approximately 30 CAMA members gathered for dinner at a local Vietnamese Bistro in downtown San José, California.    
 


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