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2013 CAMA E-Brief Partner: February 25, 2013            

2013 CAMA Conference Open for Registration

Registrations are now being accepted for CAMA's 42nd Annual Conference being held in Victoria, British Columbia, from May 27-29, 2013 at the Fairmont Empress and the Victoria Conference Centre.  The Conference theme is "Leadership Excellence”.
Please note that there is an early bird registration fee this year if you sign up by April 1st, 2013.
Delegate Type Early Bird Registration Fee
by April 1st, 2013 (12% HST)
Registration Fee after
April 1st, 2013.  (5% GST)
*CAMA Member (Municipal) $575.00 + $69.00 HST = $644.00
$625.00 + $31.25 GST = $656.25
*Non-Member (Municipal) $675.00 + $81.00 HST = $756.00
$725.00 + $36.25 GST = $761.25
**Affiliate CAMA Member (Non-Municipal) $875.00 + $105.00 HST= $980.00
$925.00 + $46.25 GST = $971.25
**Non-Member (Non-Municipal) $975.00 + $117.00 HST = $1092.00 $1025.00 + $51.25 GST = $1076.25
Retired Member/Municipal Intern Fee $150.00 + $18.00 HST = $168.00 $175.00 + $8.75 GST = $183.75

Registration fees include all Conference sessions, a complimentary delegate gift, Tradeshow, Opening Reception, breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches, Casual Night Out at the Royal BC Museum and a “Taste of Victoria”, President’s Dinner and the Hospitality Suites.  Additional tickets to the Casual Night Out ($115.00) and the President’s Dinner ($125.00) can be purchased for companions not participating in the full Companion Program.  An additional fee of $25.00 (+ $3.00 HST) will be charged for the Study Tours.

The registration fee for Retired Members and Municipal Interns includes all Conference sessions, a complimentary delegate gift, Tradeshow, Opening Reception, breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Casual Night Out at the Royal BC Museum and a “Taste of Victoria”, and the Hospitality Suites.  At an additional cost, tickets can be purchased to the lunches ($35.00), the Study Tours ($25.00), and the President’s Dinner ($125.00).

Links to Registration

Using the links below, members can register for the Conference, the Golf Tournament, the Companion'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. CAMA members must register with their e-mail address.

To register as a Delegate:
To register as a Companion:
To register for the Golf Tournament:
The full Conference Program is also available on the CAMA Conference website at or it can be accessed from any of the registration web pages noted above.  This year's Conference features a variety of professional development sessions and networking activities that CAMA members won't want to miss!
If you have any questions about the Conference, please contact Ms. Jennifer Goodine, at the CAMA National Office at 1-866-771-2262 or  If you experience difficulties with the on-line registration form, please contact CivicInfo BC at 250-383-4898.

We look forward to seeing you in Victoria!

Ron Shaw
CAMA President

2013 Conference Accommodations

Fairmont Empress
CAMA has secured a block of rooms at the Fairmont Empress located at 721 Government Street which is adjoined 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 applicable taxes 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:

Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
A block of rooms has also been reserved at the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour located at 728 Humboldt Street (directly across from the Victoria Conference Centre) at a rate of $219.00 per night (plus applicable taxes and a 2% Hotel Room Tax).  To make a room reservation, please contact the Hotel at 1-800-306-5451 and ask for the CAMA 2013 group rate.  The room block will be open until April 29, 2013.  Reservations can also be made by using the following link:

Plan to stay a little bit longer in Victoria! Visit to find information on all the amazing things to see and do before or after the CAMA Conference!

Are You Attending the FCM Conference In Vancouver?
If you are planning to attend the FCM Conference in Vancouver from May 31st to June 4th, 2013 (following the CAMA Conference in Victoria) here are some transportation options:

Harbour Air (  Operates flights almost hourly that depart from the Inner Harbour (located directly across the street from the Victoria Conference Centre and the Fairmont Empress Hotel)  One way fares are $159.32 and the travel time is approximately thirty minutes.
Bus Transportation (  Buses depart the Victoria terminal (beside the Victoria Conference Centre and the Fairmont Empress Hotel) every two hours with a one way fare of $35.00.  The travel time is approximately 3.5 hours to downtown Vancouver.
Helijet.    A Sikorsky S76 helicopter departs off of Ogden Point which is a 15 minute taxi ride from the Fairmont Empress Hotel.  These flights are direct to downtown Vancouver.  Flights are direct to downtown Vancouver and their fares can be found on their website at

Successful Manager Tip: Getting Everyone On Board
Ken Blanchard talks about change as something you do with people, not to them, encouraging leaders to be intimately involved in the change process by getting everyone on board and "in the know" about why when it comes to change.  See what he has to say at the following link:

E-Learning Series for the Spring
Just a quick reminder that the LGMA/CAMA Webinars are open to all staff members of a CAMA member.  The E-Learning Series for the Spring includes the following topics:

• Planning for Successful Citizen Engagement in 10 Easy Steps - February 26
• Coaching for Top Performance - March 5
• Media Relations: Tools, Tips & Techniques to Improve Your Media Coverage - March 26
• Essential Supervisory Skills: New & Experienced Supervisors - April 2
• Customer Service in the Public Sector - April 9
• Issues Management: How to use Proactive Communications to Prevent Problems - April 16
• Respectful Workplace: Behavioral & Generational Issues April 23
• Interpersonal Skills: Making the Most of Your Communication With Others -April 30

The cost for each session is $150 plus applicable taxes/per person.   All fees must be paid at the time of registration by credit card and are non-refundable.
For further program information and to register online please visit:

Gold Level Partner JLT: Welcomes Western Canada
In the Fall of 2012, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Public Sector added key resources to our Edmonton, Alberta office to personally expand the products and services to our Western Canadian clients. Chris Hamel and Robyn Timmons are available to assist you and we are excited to have them continue our growth in this area of Canada.  CAMA members are welcome to receive a copy of the Risk Reporter newsletter.  Although many of the articles contain specific Ontario content, public entities in all areas of Canada can learn from and apply the risk management concepts that we are trying to convey. Contact Robyn Timmons at or 780.669.6508 if you would like to be added to our distribution list.

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada is a dedicated client-oriented brokerage. Their technical abilities enable them to provide innovative solutions to suit your municipalities and/or organizations needs in the most cost effective manner.  JLT is not only a leader in Risk Management advice and insurance solutions, but also a visionary in this extremely diverse and ever-changing sector.  For more information, visit

Addressing Municipal Water Priorities
The Canadian Water Network is hosting an international conference that will examine the key trends, innovations and challenges in water management in the Canadian municipal sector.   Connecting Water Resources 2013, being held in Ottawa from March 18th to 21st, 2013 will bring together municipalities from across Canada to focus discussions on the changing paradigm of taking a more integrated approach to water systems and the mechanisms that support integration.  The dialogue will form the foundation of the new water management paradigms required for Canada’s municipalities to address the growing challenges of the future.  Please visit for more information.


A new 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. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.  CAMA is pleased to recognize recipients from our member community. 

Over the next several months, we will be featuring our members that received this prestigious award.

Murray Clarke, CAO, Municipality of Kincardine, ON


Congratulations to Murray Clarke --a proven leader with over 30 years in senior municipal management positions. Murray's strengths in communications, project management, human resources, economic development and financial administration have made him a recognized authority in provincial/municipal relations.  He started his career in 1980 at the Township of Georgian Bay as assistant to the Clerk Treasurer , before moving on to Erin Township ON, where he spent 12 years as CAO and then served 11 years in Bracebridge, ON as the CAO.  Clarke also worked as CAO for Sydney, BC for five years. Acknowledged for his progressive and flexible management style, Murray is currently the Chief Administrative Officer for the Municipality of Kincardine, ON.  Murray is married to Joan Eaglesham, and has three daughters.

Simon Farbrother, City Manager, City of Edmonton, AB

Simon has dedicated his career to building strong Canadian cities.  He joined the City of Edmonton as City Manager in 2010, after more than 20 years in municipal governments in Alberta and Ontario.  Through his service in several professional associations, Simon has worked to strengthen and promote the profession of municipal management and champion public service as a career of choice.  Simon served as President of CAMA in 2007. This Fall, Simon will begin a term as President of the International City/County Managers Association.

Congratulations Simon on receiving the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal!

Welcome New Members

Welcome to the following new member:

Tina Lococo, Chief Administrative Officer, The Corporation of the Municipality of Callander, ON

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