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2012 CAMA E-Brief Partner: December 14, 2012            

President Ron Shaw, the CAMA Board of Directors

and National Office Staff

would like to wish you Happy Holidays

and the very best of the New Year.

Call For Expression of Interest – Professional Communications Services – Agency of Record and External Communication Strategy
CAMA has recently completed and implemented an Internal Communications Strategy to increase and improve communication with the membership which also included refreshing the CAMA brand. A recent member survey shows a high level of satisfaction with our internal communications.  Therefore, the scope of work for this project will focus primarily on developing an External Communications Strategy and acting as CAMA’s Agency of Record for the next three years to assist with the implementation of the strategy and to support CAMA’s external communications.  The primary objectives are to promote the profession to the general public and to promote key initiatives and public positions.
Our internal communications and brand should only be considered to the extent that they would be affected by any of the recommendations on external communications.  The successful firm must develop a strong relationship with CAMA in support of our strategic objectives.
CAMA is inviting Expressions of Interest from professional communication firms to develop an External Communications Strategy for its organization to promote the profession of municipal administration, key initiatives and public positions to the general public and key audiences.  We are also seeking to enter into an Agency of Record arrangement with the selected firm to assist with the implementation of the strategy and related objectives.    For more information and the Expression of Interest document, visit the CAMA website at: closing date is Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. (Local Time).  If you know of some companies in your area that would be interested in this opportunity, feel free to forward this information along to them.

Invitation for Expression of Interest for Professional Services
The Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) Board of Directors has launched an Expression of Interest as the first stage of an open bidding procedure for professional services required from time to time to assist in the completion of the Strategic Plan and ongoing program implementation. The qualified independent consultant is expected to have expertise and experience in municipal administration and knowledge of the CAMA organization.

Projects may include identifying and promoting best practices through discussion papers and other resources; promoting our profession to external organizations (i.e. schools, municipal intern programs, the media) including the development of promotional literature on municipal government; establishing more formal relationships with international, national and provincial associations; advocating with the federal government on local government issues; and reviewing legislative provisions governing municipal administration across the country.

Interested and qualified individuals are invited to submit an Expression of Interest which shall include a description of qualifications and relevant experience.  Only individuals selected by the Board will be issued a Request for Proposal for each project.

Expressions of Interest can be submitted to Ms. Jennifer Goodine, CAMA Executive Director at and will be received from December 14th, 2012 to December 14th, 2013.

Members on the Move
Congratulations to the following CAMA members on their recent moves:
  • Doug Lagore, City Manager for the City of Spruce Grove, AB who will be starting his new role as Chief Executive Officer with the Capital Region Board on February 4th, 2013.
  • Bob Payette, the former Manager of Community and Protective Services with the Town of Beaumont has accepted the CAO/Town Manager position with the Village of Thorsby, AB.
  • Rob Coon has accepted the position of Chief Commissioner of Strathcona County, AB (and was formerly the CAO of the Municipal District of Rocky View, AB).

SmartCities Conference
The Smart Cities Summit will be taking place at the Metropolitan Hotel in Toronto on January 23rd to 24th, 2013.  This event will feature the following keynote speakers:

-John Jung, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Intelligent Communities Forum (NYC)
-Brenda Halloran, Mayor, City of Waterloo, ON
-Dave Carter, Head, Manchester Digital Development Agency (Manchester City Council, UK)
-Ger Baron, Project Manager, Amsterdam Innovation Motor (The Netherlands)
-Andrew Unsworth, Director, Socttish Cities Alliance (UK) 

For more information and to register visit

ICMA Call for Ideas: 2013 Boston Conference
TO: ICMA International Members, Affiliates, and Friends:
I am writing to request your help in broadening the international content of ICMA’s 99th Annual Conference, which will take place September 22-25, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts. 
We invite you to participate in the Call for Ideas for educational sessions that fit into the focus areas selected by the 2013 Conference Planning Committee.  To see descriptions of the focus areas and instructions on how to submit your idea by the January 4, 2013 deadline, please visit the conference website (
In the early Spring, once the conference’s educational program is finalized, we will be reaching out to you again as part of a Call for Speakers.  At that time, we will be looking for your suggestions of individuals from outside the United States who plan to attend the conference and would be interested and able to contribute to the content of the sessions.  Please contact me at 202 962 3646 or for further information.
Thank you very much for your help.
Ross Hoff
Conference Director
Director, International Member Programs
International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

Connecting Water Resources 2013: Changing the Water Paradigm
Join the Canadian Water Network in Ottawa this March to discover how shifting the paradigm could mobilize progress on your water challenges by networking with international colleagues and leaders from industry, government, and academia, along a collaborative path at the premier water event in Canada –
Connecting Water Resources 2013: Changing the Water Paradigm

Conference themes:
  • Innovation: Possibilities of Changing the Paradigm
  • Critical Water Connections: The ‘Nexus,’ Trade and Supply Chains
  • Leading a Blue Economy: Canadian Opportunities
Conference sessions will explore these themes within three key conference tracks – New Municipal Approaches, Water in the Resource Development Sector, and Agriculture and Food Production.
Join the Canadian Water Network in Ottawa from March 18th-21st, as we work together to drive Canada’s progress on water Challenges.  For further information contact Jenn Willoughby at 519.888.4567 x 37853 or 

Welcome New Members

Welcome to the following new members:

Merlin Dewing, Chief Administrative Officer, County of Prince Edward, ON
Patrick Earl, Economic Development Officer, Town of Bon Accord, AB

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