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2011 CAMA E-Brief Partner: March 22, 2011            

You should have received your copy of the printed program for the 2011 Annual CAMA Conference to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from May 31 to June 1, 2011 at the World Trade and Convention Centre.  The Conference theme is “Successful CAOs – How Do We Measure Up?”  with sub-themes on Performance, Communications and the Economy.
 
Using the links below, members can register for the Conference, the golf tournament, the partner’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.
 
To register as a Delegate:  http://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/cama2011.asp
 
To register as a Partner:  http://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/cama2011_partners.asp
 
To register for the Golf Tournament:  http://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/cama2011_golf.asp
 
The full Conference Program and hotel information is also available on the CAMA Conference website at http://www.camacam.ca/en/conference/2011annualconference.asp.   

 

Hotel Info for the 2011 CAMA Conference!

The block of rooms at the Delta Halifax Hotel (located at 1990 Barrington Street) which is connected to the World Trade and Convention Centre via an indoor pedway is now SOLD OUT! 

OVERFLOW HOTEL:  DELTA BARRINGTON

A second block of rooms has 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.

 

Welcome Trade Show Exhibitors! 

We are pleased to announce two new exhibitors:

1. Honeywell

Honeywell Building Solutions is a world leader in providing forward-thinking municipalities,companies and organizations around the world with the most energy-efficient environmentally-responsible solutions available today. Honeywell has been commited to sustainability and energy conservation for more than 100 years - long before "green" issues became so popular. It is this historical perspective that makes Honeywell uniquely qualified to help. Other Honeywell sustainable services can help: fund improvements within existing budgets; ensure comfort while reducing energy costs; dramatically reduce energy costs; and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impact.

2. Intelivote Systems Inc.

Intelivote Systems Inc. is a premiere Canadian electronic voting system company that provides the voter with a dynamic choice of voting options.  Intelivote seamlessly integrates traditional polling station voting with an electronic voting solution which includes telephone, wireless and Internet voting.  

 

ICMA Opportunities

CAMA has been contacted by ICMA with respect to some current opportunities in their organization.  Please note that you must be an ICMA member to be considered for these positions.
 
Third International Vice-President to the ICMA Executive Board
The addition of a third International Vice President to the ICMA Executive Board was approved by the ICMA membership last month.  The constitutional amendments take effect immediately and require appointment by the Board in the first year to achieve a smooth transition to staggered three-year terms.  (The term that the Third Vice President will occupy begins September 2011 and ends September 2014.  The two current International Vice Presidents have terms ending in 2012 and 2013.)
 
Additional information on the expectations of service for this position including the time and travel commitments, financial commitments, and other responsibilities are available upon request by e-mailing admin@camacama.ca.  If you are interested in this position, please forward a covering letter outlining your commitment to meeting the expectations of service and your involvement with ICMA and CAMA, and your curriculum vitae, to Ms. Jennifer Goodine, CAMA National Office, via e-mail at admin@camacam.ca by March 31st, 2011.  ICMA has asked CAMA to submit two candidates for their consideration.  Any Full member of ICMA who has not served on the ICMA Board and who is currently working directly for a local government would be eligible.   If you require additional information or have questions please don’t hesitate to contact Ms. Betsy Sherman, Director, ICMA Member Services at 202-962-3612 or bsherman@icma.org.
 

ICMA Advisory Board on Graduate Education 
There is also one vacancy on the ICMA Advisory Board on Graduate Education (a one-year term with the option to renew annually).  Committee members are expected to attend at least one meeting per year and to cover their own travel expenses for attending these meetings; in many cases ICMA provides a Conference Call option.
 
The Advisory Board on Graduate Education is a member group that meets jointly with professors of public administration for the purpose of enhancing the education of future local government management professionals.  ABGE members are appointed by ICMA's Executive Director and work hand-in-hand with NASPAA's Local Government Management Education Committee, through two subcommittees:  Supporting Managers as Faculty and Filling the Pipeline.  ABGE members have created a number of useful tools for improving the education of future managers, including an Internship Toolkit, Internship Guidelines, and Guidelines for Managers Who Teach, which can be found at icma.org/nextgen.  As noted above, the ABGE meets annually at the ICMA conference on Sunday morning and holds conference calls throughout the year.  If you are interested in this position, please forward your covering letter and curriculum vitae to Ms. Jennifer Goodine, CAMA National Office, at admin@camacam.ca by March 31st, 2011. 

 

Welcome New Members

Welcome to the following new members:

Brigitte Doerksen, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Morris, MB

Janette Loveys, Manager of Parks, Operations Services, Capital Regional District, BC

Sheryl Worthing, Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Burns Lake, BC

Dean Hammond, City Treasurer, City of Brandon, MB

Tim Marcus, Deputy CAO, City of Swift Current, SK

Jack Ramsden, Chief Administrative Offier, Town of Three Hills, AB

 

Northwest Territories' Public Service Capacity for Local Community Governments Initiative

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), in partnership with the Department of Human Resources (DHR), the NWT Association of Communities (NWTAC), and the Local Government Administrators of the NWT (LGANT) have designed a series of programs to enhance public service capacity for local governments. Together, the Government of the Northwest Territories and the 33 community governments of the NWT have committed to building public service capacity in the NWT through this initiative.  For more information on programs, please visit www.33Strong.com
 


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