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2013 CAMA E-Brief Partner: January 30, 2013            

Municipal Administrators Across Canada Receive Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals
Over fifty members of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA), received The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, for their outstanding contributions to the municipal civil service and their communities.
Nominations were submitted by the CAMA Board of Directors for members that have been a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for twenty-five years or more; those that have completed thirty and thirty-five years of municipal service in a management capacity (as a CAO or reporting to a CAO); Honourary Life Members; and Past Presidents.
This commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country.
“On behalf of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators Board of Directors, I am very pleased to extend congratulations to all Diamond Jubilee recipients for their tremendous contributions that they have made to local government.  Each one is to be commended for their leadership, and we congratulate them on this outstanding and well-deserved honour” said President Ron Shaw.
The following CAMA members were recognized:

  • Gerard Lewis, Retired and Honourary Life Member, Mount Pearl, NL
  • Brian Hamblin, Executive Officer, Risk and Energy Services, AUMA, AB
  • Duncan Campbell, Directeur Général, Ville de Westmount, QC
  • Simon Farbrother, City Manager, The City of Edmonton, AB
  • Barry Carroll, Chief Administrative Officer, Municipal District of Guysborough, NS
  • Owen Tobert, City Manager, The City of Calgary, AB
  • Doug Lychak, Retired Member, BC
  • Mark Laroche, Retired Member, QC
  • David Johnstone, Directeur Général, Ville de Candiac, QC
  • Jim King, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Cambridge, ON
  • Ken Meech, Executive Director of the Nova Scotia School Boards Association, NS
  • Roy Brideau, Chief Administrative Officer, Lac La Biche County, AB
  • Ronald W. Campbell, Chief Administrative Officer, Cultus Lake Park, BC
  • Chris Fulsher, Chief Administrative Officer, Regional Municipality of Headingley, MB
  • Gordon Howie, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Prince Rupert, BC
  • Doug Lagore, City Manager, City of Spruce Grove, AB
  • Bob Linner, Retired and Honourary Life Member, SK
  • Larry J. McCabe, Clerk/Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Goderich, ON
  • Grant McRadu, Chief Administrative Officer, District of West Vancouver, BC
  • James Edward Puffalt, City Manager, City of Estevan, SK
  • John C. Robison, Retired and Honourary Life Member, NB
  • Robert Smith, City Manager, City of Weyburn, SK
  • Dwight Stanford, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Strathmore, AB
  • Jim Toye, City Manager, City of North Battleford, SK
  • Cecil E. Vincent, Manager of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives, City of Port Colborne, ON
  • Garry Cubitt, Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Durham, ON
  • Jacques Des Ormeaux, Directeur général, Ville de Bromont, QC
  • Sandy Gray, Administrator, City of Courtenay, BC
  • Lorraine Heinbuch, Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk, Township of Wellington-North, ON
  • Jack Kehler, City Manager, City of Steinbach, MB
  • Pat Madill, Regional Clerk, Regional Municipality of Durham, ON
  • Dennis Perlin, Retired Member, ON
  • Jean Savard, Directeur de project (Direction générale), Ville de Québec, QC
  • Cy Armstrong, Retired and Honourary Life Member, ON
  • Paul Benedetto, City Manager, City of Leduc, AB
  • Randy Borsa, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Selkirk, MB
  • Mark Brown, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Qualicum Beach, BC
  • Murray Clarke, Chief Administrative Officer, Municipality of Kincardine, ON
  • Robert Cotterill, City Manager, City of Prince Albert, SK
  • Kelly Daniels, Chief Administrative Officer, Capital Region District, BC
  • Julian deCocq, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Cochrane, AB
  • Harry Gaudet, Retired Member, PEI
  • Debbie Hamilton, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Redwater, AB
  • Anne Louise Heron, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Lincoln, ON
  • Al Kenning, City Manager, City of Nanaimo, BC
  • James Langille, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Truro, NS
  • Tony Martens, Chief Administrative Officer, Mountain View County, AB
  • Frank Miele, Chief Administrative Officer, Corporation of the Town of Erin, ON
  • Doug Munn, Director of Community Services, Town of High River, AB
  • Harry Riva Cambrin, Municipal Manager, Municipal District of Foothills #31, AB
  • Ronald R. Shaw, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Stratford, ON
  • Paul Stapleton, Retired and Honourary Life Member, NB
  • Wayne Tallon, Director of Public Safety, City of Fredericton, NB
  • Ken Tollstam, City Manager, City of North Vancouver, BC
  • Peter Wagland, Chief Administrative Officer, County of Lanark, ON
Congratulations!  Over the next few months we will be featuring each one of the recipients in e-Brief along with any photos of public presentations that have been made by their Mayor/Council and/or Member of Parliament.

Thank You from Our Members!
The National Office has received many letters of appreciation and thanks from our members who were awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.  Below is a letter from Mr. Doug Lychak, CAMA Past President and Retired Member:

"Thank you for your congratulatory letter informing me of my nomination by CAMA for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.  Would you please personally accept my appreciation and pass on my thanks to the whole CAMA Board for having nominated me for this prestigious award.   After many years in local government service, it is gratifying to receive recognition.   Most taxpayers cannot and never will appreciate the commitment of time, effort and personal sacrifice that goes into managing large, complex organizations that so many of us have been responsible for.    Nothing is more important than the recognition of one’s peers and I will certainly treasure this honour in all the years to come."  

2013-2014 CAMA Board Nominations Information
In accordance with the requirements of the CAMA by-laws, three positions have opened up for the CAMA Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 year, the position for Ontario which is currently vacant due to the retirement of Patrick Moyle on January 11, 2013, the British Columbia and Yukon position which will be vacant due to the retirement of Kelly Daniels on January 31st, 2013, and the Director-At-Large position currently being filled by President Ron Shaw. 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 28th, 2013 in Victoria, British Columbia.

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.

Please note that any CAMA member can be nominated for the Director-At-Large position regardless of their location. Also, if a CAMA member is nominated for the British Columbia/Yukon position or the Ontario position they can also be nominated for the Director-At-Large position however two separate application forms must be completed.

Nominations to the Board of Directors can be made by any CAMA member by completing the nomination form, and attaching a copy of the nominee’s bio. Completed applications can be forwarded to Ms. Jennifer Goodine (link the e-mail address) no later than March 1st, 2013.

The 2013 ICMA Annual Awards Nominations Process Has Begun!
Each year, ICMA recognizes outstanding contributions to the local government management profession through the Annual Awards Program.  This is a great opportunity for both local government professionals and local governments to receive recognition. 

Awards are conferred to individuals for career excellence, development of new talent, excellence in leadership as an assistant (regardless of title), and academic contributions to the profession.  ICMA’s Annual Awards Program also recognizes outstanding local government programs in the areas of community health and safety, community partnerships, community sustainability, and strategic leadership and governance. Nominations are accepted from both U.S. and International Jurisdictions.

Please take a moment to consider which of your colleagues has made a significant difference in their community or to the profession. Or, has your community implemented an innovative or successful program that you would like to nominate?  Celebrate the profession by nominating your colleague, your community or yourself for a 2013 Annual Award.

Nominations for Annual Awards will be accepted through March 8, 2013.   Award recipients will be recognized during ICMA’s 99th Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, September 22-25, 2013, and highlighted in a fall issue of ICMA’s PM magazine. Visit the awards page of ICMA’s website at for complete information on both the Annual Awards Program and the nomination process.  Nominations will be accepted from both U.S. and International jurisdictions. Students are encouraged to nominate a professor the Academic Award.   Questions?  Contact Felicia Littky at or (202) 962-3656.

Members on the Move
Congratulations to the following CAMA members on their recent moves and retirements:
  • Congratulations to Mr. Frank Pizzuto, City Manager for the City of Abbotsford on his retirement.
  • Gary Hanna has retired from the Town of Pinawa as their Resident Administrator - congratulations!
  • Gordon Frank (former Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Taber) is now working as the General Manager of Development and Community Services for Lac La Biche County, AB.
  • Jeff Lawrence (former Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Hantsport, NS) has been hired as the General Manager of Operations with Lac La Biche County, AB.
  • Congratulations to Mr. Paul Daminato,City Administrator with the City of New Westminster, BC who will be retiring at the end of this month.
  • Congratulations to Paul Fitzpatrick, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Cornwall, on his retirement.

Welcome New Members

Welcome to the following new members:

David Duckworth, Director of Corporate Services & Community Safety, City of Kamloops, BC
Jean-Marc Nadeau, City Manager, City of Portage la Prairie, MB
Normand Levac, Chief Administrative Officer, Corporation of the City of Cornwall, ON
Jim Chute, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Dawson Creek, BC
Tim Duhamel, General Manager, Community & Protective Services, City of Spruce Grove, AB


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