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2013 CAMA E-Brief Partner: April 10, 2013            

Reminder:  Membership Renewals Due
Just a reminder that CAMA membership renewals were due on March 31st, 2013 for the April 1st, 2013 to March 31st, 2014 fiscal year.  If you haven’t already done so, please visit the following link and make your payment by Visa or Mastercard using the Membership ID number that was noted on your invoice.  Cheques are also accepted at the National Office.

Conference Registration
Register now 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”.              


Delegate Type Registration Fee after
April 1st, 2013. (5% GST)
*CAMA Member (Municipal) $625.00 + $31.25 GST = $656.25
*Non-Member (Municipal) $725.00 + $36.25 GST = $761.25
**Affiliate CAMA Member (Non-Municipal) $925.00 + $46.25 GST = $971.25
**Non-Member (Non-Municipal) $1025.00 + $51.25 GST = $1076.25
Retired Member/Municipal Intern Fee $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:

Welcome Tradeshow Exhibitors:

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada Inc.
JLT Canada provides risk management and employee benefits services for clients in a wide range of business sectors.  Visit:

Ravenhill Group Inc.
We are Canada’s Municipal search specialists meeting the growing demand for excellent Chief Administrative Officers and other municipal leaders through ethical head-hunting™.  We do this by bringing the very best men and women face to face with the opportunity in your municipality … an opportunity that they were unaware of because - simply put - they weren't thinking of a job change.    Please visit: for more information.

Insituform Technologies Limited
Insituform Technologies rehabilitates deteriorated sewer and water using the Insituform process, a non-disruptive method of creating a structurally sound pipe-within-a-pipe. The Insituform process is an affordable way to solve a full range of everyday sewer and water problems with no, or limited, digging or disruption.  Visit:

Local Government Administrators of the NWT
LGANT promotes excellence and professionalism in the field of local government administration in the Northwest Territories through education and career development programs.  33Strong is a joint initiative with the Government of the Northwest Territories and the NWTAC to promote public service capacity for local governments including career and employment opportunities with the 33 local governments of the NWT.  More information is available at:

Esri Canada
Founded in 1984, Esri Canada provides enterprise geographic information system (GIS) solutions that empower businesses, governments and educational institutions to make timely, informed and mission-critical decisions by leveraging the power of geography. The company distributes the world's leading GIS software from Esri, Telvent, Cityworks – Azteca Systems, Inc. and other technology partners.  Headquartered in Toronto, the company serves over 10,000 customers from 16 regional offices across Canada.  Information about Esri Canada can be found at www.

iCompass Technologies
iCompass Technologies helps municipal governments build stronger communities through paperless meetings and records management solutions.  We provide cloud-based products that save governments valuable time and money while increasing citizen engagement and government transparency.  iCompass has been working with the public sector for over 14 years and currently helps 400+ organizations become more efficient and cost-effective.  We pride ourselves on creating partnerships with our customers and on providing industry leading implementation, support and training. Visit:

Canadian Red Cross
The Canadian Red Cross is the largest humanitarian organization in the country with more than 30,000 volunteers working from coast to coast.  Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people in Canada and around the world.  In addition to responding to emergencies, the Canadian Red Cross also works alongside communities to prevent injury and build community resilience through initiatives such as water safety, first aid, emergency preparedness, violence and abuse prevention and community health.  More information at:

National Education Consulting Inc. (NECI)
National Education Consulting Inc. (NECI) can help your organization get the most from its procurement and contracting functions through our classroom courses, seminars, and online procurement training.  Ongoing communications such as our quarterly newsletter, The Legal Edge, will empower procurement professionals to realize their full potential and align procurement processes with their strategic objectives.  More information at:

Jostle Corporation
Jostle’s cloud-based People Engagement® platform is the next-generation intranet that helps organizations around the globe enable their employees and drive their culture, in simple and engaging ways.  Jostle’s innovative approach results from an experienced team that brings three essential ingredients together – enterprise leadership, user experience design, and web-enabled software architecture.  To share in our magic please visit us online at Based in Vancouver, Canada, Jostle’s enterprise platform does what intranets always dreamed of doing, but never could.  

Public Sector Digest
Public Sector Digest specializes in intelligence management for governments through consulting and applied research.  Designed exclusively with governmental mandates, constraints, and requirements in mind, we collaborate with department heads and senior administrators in governments to direct our research activities and software development.  The results include a monthly thought leadership publication with intelligent commentary on matters most pertinent to senior decision-makers, and software solutions that optimize existing infrastructure and organizational data to produce new actionable insight.  Visit:

Mayor's Housing Summit, Regina, SK
The City of Regina’s Mayor Michael Fougere is hosting a Housing Summit May 13 – 14, 2013 in Regina, Saskatchewan.  The Summit theme, ‘Housing in a Growing Economy’ will focus on three areas (1) Supply: Rental and Affordable Housing; (2) Innovation in Housing; and (3) Partnerships.
The purpose and design of the Summit is a call to action that brings together senior levels of government, private industry and the non-profit sector to provide input, make recommendations and resolve practical issues with innovative initiatives and global best practices.
Specific sessions include a panel of senior government representatives discussing gaps and ways to further enhance collaboration.  Also featured will be innovative ways of providing housing (ie shipping containers, etc), as well as topics covering the housing continuum, from homelessness to affordable, rental, attainable housing.
The Summit is the starting point for resolving this multi-faceted, complex issue.  The goal is also to align and coordinate housing challenges and opportunities with the City of Regina’s Comprehensive Housing Strategy recommendations on a local basis and to continue the dialogue necessary to address housing concerns on a provincial and national basis.
Registration is now open.  To ensure there is no barrier to Summit attendance, registered, non-profit housing organizations, to a maximum or two, can register free of charge.  For further information please visit: or email

2013 Boston ICMA Conference: Keynote and Featured Speakers
Here is a quick preview of the speakers for the ICMA Conference in Boston, MA:

Body Language Shapes Who You Are   -- Sunday, September 22, 3–5 p.m.
The opening session will feature a keynote presentation by social psychologist and Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy, one of Time magazine's “Game Changers” (innovators and problem solvers who are inspiring change in America) of 2012.  Amy studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments affect everyone, from the classroom to the boardroom.  Her recent work investigates how brief, nonverbal expressions of competence/power (“power posing”) actually alter an individual at the biological level and generally configure the brain to cope well in stressful situations.
Leadership and the New Principles of Influence  -- Monday, September 23, 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Six years after his highly acclaimed presentation at ICMA’s 2007 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Daniel Pink returns to demonstrate the new ways in which leaders are persuading, influencing, and motivating others.  Drawing on his best-selling books Drive and To Sell Is Human, and referencing a rich trove of social science and cutting-edge practices from organizations around the world, Dan will show the power of underused techniques, such as perspective-taking, problem-identifying, and using purpose as a motivator, and will offer concrete steps for putting these ideas into action.
Smart Communities and the Opportunities of “Big Data”  -- Tuesday, September 24, 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Founder and director of the White House Open Government Initiative and the first U.S. deputy chief technology officer, Beth Simone Noveck was named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company magazine and one of the “Top Women in Technology” by the Huffington Post.  She is author of Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful.  Beth will describe how local governments can find insights and make better decisions by accessing the tool of “Big Data,” the vast amount of information accumulated in traditional databases as well the fast-growing new sources of digital data, including the Web, video, e-mail and social network communications.

Life is good!    -- Wednesday, September 25, 8:30–10:15 a.m.
Moved earlier in the day to accommodate attendee travel schedules, this year’s ICMA Celebration of Service to the Profession includes a keynote presentation by John Jacobs, cofounder and chief creative optimist of the Boston-based Life is good Company.  Life is good® spreads positive vibes through both its colorful collection of apparel and accessories and its social mission to help kids overcome poverty, violence, and illness. John combines innovative business lessons and humor to weave the compelling story of how he and his brother Bert, with a combined sum of just $78 in the bank, launched a business that now sells products in over 4,500 retail establishments nationwide.
New this year: Inspirational presentations on Monday and Tuesday afternoon delivered by experts in their fields who are noted for their presentation skills.
Leadership in Challenging Times   - Monday, September 23, 12:45–2 p.m.

Leadership consultant, coach, and trainer Marty Linsky is cofounder of Cambridge Leadership Associates and a faculty member at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.  He will describe Adaptive Leadership™, a practical leadership framework that helps individuals and organizations adapt and thrive in challenging environments.
De-Stress Your Life by De-Cluttering! -- Monday, September 23, 2:30–3:40 p.m.

Back by popular demand following her highly praised Partners’ Program presentation last year in Phoenix, Kathleen Ronald, the “Queen of De-Cluttering” and the founder of Speaktacular!, will share more of her insights on the stress-reducing rewards of clearing all sorts of clutter from our lives.
The Mystery of Human Resonance  -- Tuesday, September 24, 2–3:10 p.m.

First introduced to ICMA members at Harvard’s Senior Executives Program, The Reverend Dr. Ronald “Ron” David delivered an acclaimed presentation at last year’s Inspirational Breakfast in Phoenix. Don’t miss a second chance to be motivated by his observations on the intertwining of science and human behavior as it relates to the challenges of public service.

Final Call for ICMA’s Distinguished Service Award and Honorary Membership Nominations
Distinguished Service Award and Honorary Membership Nominations are due on April 22nd, 2013  At its June meeting, the ICMA Executive Board will consider nominations for ICMA’s Distinguished Service Award and Honorary Membership.

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to a member who has been retired from the profession for a minimum of three years and who has made exemplary contributions to the profession through service in local government.  Nominations may be made by any member of ICMA (self-nominations will not be accepted).

The Honorary Member Award is presented to an individual outside the profession whose leadership and initiative has contributed to the strengthening of local government. Only voting members of ICMA may make nominations for Honorary Membership.  Recipients of the Distinguished Service Award and persons on whom Honorary Membership is conferred will be recognized during ICMA’s 99th Annual Conference to be held September 22-25, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.  Further details on both the Distinguished Service Award and on Honorary Membership are available on the ICMA website. Submit questions and nominations to Felicia Littky at 202-962-3656 or via email to

Welcome New Members

Welcome to the following new members:

Kevin Cormack, City Manager, City of Nelson, BC
Mike Primeau, County Manager, Lac Ste. Anne County, AB
Rick Kester, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Belleville, ON
Susan Christie, Senior Administrative Officer, Incorporation Hamlet of Fort Providence, NWT
Mac Fraser, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Powell River, BC
Peggy Van Mierlo-West, Chief Administrative Officer, Municipality of Central Huron, ON
Nancy Taylor, Executive Director, LGMA BC


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