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2012 CAMA E-Brief Partner: November 15, 2012            

Landry Represents CAMA at LGANT Conference

                 CAMA Representative for Alberta &Northwest Territories,                      LGANT President, Grant Hood,CAMA Representative
               Marc Landry; LGAA the CAO of Rocky Mountain House, AB,                     for Alberta &Northwest Territories Marc Landry and
           Todd Becker; City Administrator, City of Yellowknife,  Bob Long;                     Senior Administrative Officer, Hay River, NWT, 
                       and Hamlet of Fort Liard, NT, CAO, John McKee                                                     Michael Richardson

Marc Landry, CAO, Town of Beaumont and CAMA Representative for Alberta and Northwest Territories had the opportunity to bring greetings on behalf of CAMA President, Ron Shaw at the 2012 LGANT Conference in Yellowknife, NWT.  Marc addressed LGANT President Grant Hood, members, territorial representatives and aboriginal representatives during the Conference.  Marc's presentation on CAMA illustrated the benefits of CAMA membership. CAMA is pleased to present a trial membership offer to LGANT members.

LGANT delegates enjoyed the workshops on contracting and procurement, teambuilding and leadership and public participation giving the organizing team good hints. Conference participants also received information and updates relevant for the administration of local governments from MACA’s Deputy Minister, senior staff and many other stakeholder organizations.  Networking, exchange, and learning from each other forms a big part of this annual event that gives seasoned and new local government administrators an opportunity to meet.

Congratulations to CAMA Member, John McKee, CAO, Fort Liard, who received the rare honour of life membership with LGANT for his life-long dedication to the local government sector first with the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs in several senior positions and since 1994 as the CAO of Fort Liard and his many years on LGANT’s Board of Directors including three terms as President.  Mr. McKee was presented with a plaque and acknowledged for his passion and support for excellence and professionalism and his commitment to capacity building at the local government level, to adult education and professional development.  The Honourable Robert C. McCleod, Minister for Municipal and Community Affairs also awarded Mr. McKee with a plaque of honour for his achievement in the municipal sector of the NWT.

Social Media 101 Webinar: November 22 & 23, 2012
It may surprise you to know that Canadians spend more time on the internet – at a rate almost twice the worldwide average. With more folks taking to the internet to share information and ideas, local governments need to consider the use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter as another way to not only reach their communities but hear what they are saying.

Save time, energy and reputation with the inside scoop from experienced trainer, speaker and communication consultant Jan Enns. Showcasing CAMA’s new Facebook and Twitter sites as the main examples, learn the basics about the leading forms of social media and how you can benefit from being online. Discover the in’s and out’s of how they work, what you need to know before you start and how to avoid the pitfalls. More importantly, learn how you can put these powerful online tools to work to help engage your audience – all from the comfort of your own office – in this enlightening and informative webinar.

Click here to register now: 
For more information, feel free to contact the presenter Jan Enns at

Take Part in Statistics Canada’s 2016 Census Program Content Consultation
Statistics Canada is in the early stages of planning the 2016 Census Program and is consulting data users.
Until November 16, 2012, Statistics Canada invites you to send your views on the questionnaire content for 2016.  Consultation with data users and interested parties will allow Statistics Canada to:

  • confirm information needs and identify data gaps
  • establish data priorities
  • understand how Census Program data are used
Learn more by visiting the Statistics Canada website at

Thank you,
Sue Bohaichuk
Executive Officer, Advocacy

November and December Webinar E-Learning Series
The November and December E-Learning Series includes the following topics:
· Putting Your Sustainability Plan into Practice - November 20 & 21
· Social Media 101: The Basics - November 22 & 23
· Enhancing Leadership Skills - November 27 & 28
· Issues Management: Keeping Your Keister Out of the Coals! -November 29 & 30
· Communication Planning in Six Simple Steps - December 13 & 14

Don't forget that the courses are open to all employees of CAMA members.
Register Online Today!

2013 CAMA Conference, Victoria, B.C. - Accommodations Information
The 42nd Annual CAMA Conference will be held in Victoria, British Columbia at the Fairmont Empress (for accommodations) and the Victoria Conference Centre (for Conference sessions) from Monday, May 27, 2013 to Wednesday, May 29, 2013.  The Full Conference Program and on-line registration will be available at the end of February 2013.

CAMA has secured a block of rooms at the Fairmont Empress located at 721 Government Street which is adjoining to the Victoria Conference Centre.  The following special Conference rates will be offered:
Type of Room                   Single and Double Rate
Fairmont                                   $219.00
Deluxe                                      $289.00
Harbourview Deluxe                $339.00
Signature  Room                      $399.00
Junior Suite                              $369.00
**Please note that the above rates are subject to 12% HST and a 2% Hotel Room Tax.

To make a room reservation, please contact the Hotel at 250-384-8111 or through the toll free number at 1-800-441-1414. To ensure the special rate quoted above, please identify yourself as attending the CAMA Conference.  The room block will be open until April 23, 2013.  Reservations can also be made by using the following link:  Dont' miss this opportunity as the rooms are going very quickly!

2012 CAMA Environment Award: City of New Westminster, BC (Population between 20,001 and 100,000)

Don MacLellan, CAMA Representative for New Brunswick; Paul Daminato, City Administrator, City of New Westminster, BC; and Jim Toye, CAMA Past President
Westminster Pier ParkFrom Brownfield to Greenfield

The Westminster Pier Park was a derelict and underutilized waterfront property located on the Fraser River. The 9 Ac. (3.6 Ha.) site had almost a century of commercial and heavy industrial port uses.
These past activities along with infilling of the river resulted in significant contamination of soil, groundwater and sediments in the foreshore areas.  Reclamation of this brownfield site restores and protects the natural environment from the effects of the previous industrial uses.  The City purchased the property in 2009, and was provided a $16.6 million grant under the Canada-British Columbia Building Canada Fund - Communities Component (BCF-CC) to remediate and develop the site.

In addition, the City received grant funding for site investigations through the Province of British Columbia's Brownfield Renewal Funding program and the FCM Green Municipal Fund.  A low interest loan has also been provided through the FCM Green Municipal Fund and CMHC. The Westminster Pier Park is designed to reflect the cultural and heritage values of the City and provides a well situated venue for festivals and community gatherings.  It serves as an important catalyst for the regeneration of the City's historical downtown neighbourhood which is strategically located in the center of the metropolitan Vancouver region, well served by rapid transit, and expected to accommodate 10,000 new residents by 2031.  The park is an important link along a waterfront greenway system that connects with an extensive regional trail network that eventually leads to the Trans Canada trail system.

Congratulations to the City of New Westminster!

Welcome New Members

Welcome to the following new members:

John LeeBurn, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Port Coquitlam, BC
Randy Patrick, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Chestermere, AB


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