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2011 CAMA E-Brief Partner: February 3, 2011            

Welcome Message from Conference Partner!

 

We welcome all participants to the 40th Annual Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia!  This conference provides an excellent opportunity for municipal administrators from across the country to network, share best practices, challenges and ideas, and attend informative sessions.

In working closely with our 55 municipalities, Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations appreciates the hard work administrators do for their municipality and the people who live there.  Thank you for your dedication and commitment to public service and for the work that you do for families in your community.

Along with attending this informative conference, we do hope that participants take some time to explore our historic city and its surrounding area.

See you in May! 

 

2011 Conference Update

The program and on-line registration for the 2011 Annual Conference to be held in Halifax, NS from May 30 to June 1, 2011, will be made available on the CAMA website on Monday, February 14, 2011.  Here is the Program-At-A-Glance: 

Monday, May 30, 2011 Pre-Conference Day 

Golf Tournament

 

6:30 a.m.   

Bus Departs Delta Halifax Hotel for Avon Valley Golf Course

7:30 a.m.   

Golfer’s Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Shotgun Start at Avon Valley Golf Course  

3:30 p.m.   

Buses Depart for Avon Valley Golf Course for the Delta Halifax Hotel 

 Annapolis Valley Wine Tour

 

8:00 a.m. 

Bus Departs Delta Halifax Hotel and returns at 4:30 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Trade Show Exhibitor Set up

12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

Conference Registration 

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.     

Interprovincial Association Meeting  

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

First-Time Delegates Reception  

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Opening Reception at Trade Show  

10:00 p.m. - midnight    

Hospitality Suite at Durty Nelly’s

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Conference Day 1

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.      

Morning Run 

7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.      

Conference Registration 

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.      

Breakfast 

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.      

Annual General Meeting 

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.      

Opening Ceremonies 

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.    

Opening Keynote Speaker – Dr. Nick Bontis "Leadershift:  Transforming Ourselves into a New Level of Performance"

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  

Trade Show Refreshment Break 

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    

International Panel Session (Kim Ryley - SOLACE, Robert J. O'Neill - ICMA, Clare Hadley - SOLGM, and Neil Hartley - LGMA) with moderator Kelly Daniels, CAMA Board Member and Chair of International Relations.

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.      

Networking Luncheon: Presentation by Halifax:  The 2011 Canada Winter Games:  A Legacy of Excellence   

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.         

Dessert/Coffee in the Trade Show Area 

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.        

Panel Session: Wise Advice from Former  CAO’s (George McLellan, Harry Gaudet and Terry Totten) with moderator Paul Stapleton, City Administrator, City of Fredericton

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.        

Trade Show Refreshment Break 

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.        

Plenary Session by David Siegel "The Leadership Qualities of a Successful Municipal CAO"

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.        

Casual Night Out – Lobster Dinner at the Cunard Centre 

10:00 p.m. - midnight       

Hospitality Suite at the Red Stag Tavern

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 Conference Day 2 

6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.       

Morning Run

7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.       

Conference Registration 

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.          

Breakfast 

8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.          

Plenary Speaker – Peter MacLeod, MASS LBP "Reinventing Public Consulting/Social Media"

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.        

Plenary Speakers – Robert Carlyle and Karen Hall, Aon Hewitt "How Will the Aging Workforce Affect Your Municipal Operations?"

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.      

Trade Show Refreshment Break 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.      

Closing Keynote Speaker – Glen Hodgson, Conference Board of Canada "Sustainable Economic Performance in Turbulent Times:  What Role for Cities?"

12:00 Noon - 1:15 p.m.       

CAMA Awards of Excellence Luncheon 

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.           

Closing Ceremonies and Trade Show Draws 

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.            

Study Tours 

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.           

CAMA Board Meeting (2011-2012 Board) 

6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.            

President’s Dinner Reception 

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.         

President’s Dinner 

10:00 p.m. - midnight           

Hospitality Suite (The Lower Deck Beer Market) 

 

Hotel Info for the 2011 CAMA Conference!

The Conference hotel block at the Delta Halifax Hotel is nearly sold out.  You can view the availability at the following link:  http://www.deltahalifax.com/hbmuni 

A block of rooms has also been secured at the Delta Barrington Hotel which is across the street from the Delta Halifax located at 1875 Barrington Street with the same special Conference rates being offered:

Type of Room            

Single/Double Rate

Delta Room

$174.00

Premier Room 

$196. 00

Deluxe Room 

$214.00

Signature Club Room

$224.00 

*Please note that the above-noted rates are subject to the current 2.0% Halifax Regional Municipality Marketing Levy and the current 15% HST.
 
To make a room reservation, please call the Reservations Department at 1-888-423-3582 or by e-mail at hal.reservations@deltahotels.com.  To ensure the special rate quoted above, please identify yourself as attending the CAMA Conference or Block Code "BOCAMA". Reservations can also be made by using the following link: http://www.deltabarrington.com/bocama.  This room block will also be open until April 25th, 2011.

 

Changing Employers? … What are the Pension Implications?

Changing employers can be an exciting time – full of questions to ask and de cisions to make.  This task is certainly made more challenging by the need to understand and compare pension plans.  You will have several questions and it is often difficult to find a knowledgeable person to assist you.

Knowing this, CAMA has initiated a partnership with the pension experts at Aon Hewitt.  Aon Hewitt's Pension Portability Checklist can assist you in understanding the key differences between the pension plans of your existing and prospective employers and addressing questions such as:  How might my retirement plans need to change? and How might changing plans affect my take home pay?

The Pension Portability Checklist will not answer all your pension questions.  Therefore, as a CAMA member, you are also entitled to one hour of free consultation with a representative from Aon Hewitt to assist you in completing the Checklist and answering related questions. Check out the Pension Portability Checklist in the CAMA Members Section.

 
  

Changing employers can be an exciting time – full of questions to ask and de cisions to make.  This task is certainly made more challenging by the need to understand and compare pension plans.  You will have several questions and it is often difficult to find a knowledgeable person to assist yoKnowing this, CAMA has initiated a partnership with the pension experts at Aon Hewitt.  Aon Hewitt's Pension Portability Checklist can assist you in understanding the key differences between the pension plans of your existing and prospective employers and addressing questions such as:  How might my retirement plans need to change? and How might changing plans affect my take home pay?The Pension Portability Checklist will not answer all your pension questions.  Therefore, as a CAMA member, you are also entitled to one hour of free consultation with a representative from Aon Hewitt to assist you in completing the Checklist and answering related questions. Check out the Pension Portability Checklist in the CAMA Members Se

 
  

Changing employers can be an exciting time – full of questions to ask and de cisions to make.  This task is certainly made more challenging by the need to understand and compare pension plans.  You will have several questions and it is often difficult to find a knowledgeable person to REMINDER NOTE: Board Positions Opening for 2011-2012

In accordance with the requirements of the CAMA by-laws that a board member serve no more than four consecutive years unless she/he serves as a member of the executive committee, two Board positions have opened up for 2011-2012, the position for Newfoundland and Labrador which is currently vacant due to the retirement of Ron Penney on January 1st, 2011, and the Director-At-Large position currently being filled by President Jacques Des Ormeaux.
 
Chris MacPherson, Immediate Past President of CAMA and Chair of the Nominating Committee invites CAMA members to express their interest in letting their name stand for the election at the Annual General Meeting on May 31st, 2011 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Please note that CAMA members from throughout Canada may express an interest in being a Director-At-Large, while the position for Newfoundland and Labrador must be filled by a CAMA member from that Province only.  The length of term is one year, renewable annually at the subsequent Annual Meeting for a total of four consecutive years of service.   Technically, all positions can be challenged through a nomination on the floor at the Annual General Meeting. 
 
Nominations to the Board of Directors can be made by any CAMA member by completing the nomination form which can be found on the following link on the CAMA website:   http://www.camacam.ca/en/about/2010BoardNominations.asp and attaching a copy of the nominee’s bio.  Completed applications can be forwarded to Ms. Jennifer Goodine at (admin@camacam.ca) no later than March 1st, 2011.
 
I hope everyone is having a great start to 2011 and we look forward to seeing as many members as possible at our national conference in Halifax in May!
  
Chris MacPherson, Past President/
Chair of the Nominating Committee 

 

Honourary Membership for Life Award Program Now Accepting Nominations

CAMA is now accepting nominations for the Honourary Membership for Life Award. The award
recognizes municipal professionals based on length of service to local government, membership in CAMA for at least ten years, making a significant contribution to CAMA and to their community, as well as outstanding contribution to local government administration and the professional community at the local, regional, provincial or national level.

Past recipients include John Robison, Cy Armstrong, the late Robert Byron, Wes Lancaster, Murray MacLean, Paul Stapleton, Richard White, and Bob Linner. The deadline to nominate one of your municipal colleagues for this unique honour is February 15, 2011. There is no fee to nominate someone. For more on the Honourary Membership for Life Award, visit
http://www.camacam.ca/en/awards/HonouraryMembershipForLifeAward.asp
 

Welcome New Members

Welcome to the following new members:

Vicki Zinyk, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Bon Accord, AB

Manny Deol, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Drayton Valley, AB

Carl McDonnell, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Carstairs, AB

Jody Quickstad, Town Manager, Town of Vegreville, AB

Ruth Malli, City Manager, Town of Ladysmith, BC

Craig A. Manley, General Manager - Planning & Economic Development, Haldimand County, ON

Joulia Whittleton, Director of Corporate Services, Mackenzie County, AB

Michael Minchin, Corporate Services Director, City of Lacombe, AB

John Brodrick, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Manning, AB

Amanda Peterson, City Clerk, City of Brooks, AB

Samantha Tattersall, Director General - Policy and Planning, Infrastructure Canada, Ottawa, ON


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