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2013 CAMA E-Brief Partner: May 6, 2013            

CAMA Scholarship for ICMA Leadership Program – Class of 2015
Leadership ICMA are now accepting applications for the Class of 2015 with the deadline for applications being July 15th, 2013.  CAMA is pleased to offer members an opportunity to apply for a $500.00 scholarship toward the cost of this program with the deadline for applications being June 15th, 2013.
Leadership ICMA is a competitive, intensive two–year ICMA University program designed to cultivate key competencies needed for successful leadership at all levels of government management.  Participants not yet eligible for credentialing join a class of selected individuals to complete a series of five class modules and a team-based capstone project.  All Leadership ICMA graduates receive one year of experience “credit” toward the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.
The program is now in its eleventh year and welcoming the Class of 2014, with members of the class of 2012 having completed their capstone projects hosted by the Cities of Edmonton, AB; Fort Lauderdale, FL; and Park City, UT.
For more information on this program please visit the ICMA website at

To apply for the CAMA scholarship please visit the CAMA website to download the application form at:

Here’s what two of our CAMA members had to say about this exciting program:
ICMA Reflections / Feedback – Marc Landry, CAO – Town of Beaumont, Alberta
In 2012, I had the opportunity to participate and complete the Leadership ICMA program.  Looking back at this intensive two year program, I believe it was a great learning experience for me personally and professionally.
The course structure provided everyone with opportunities to share information and learn from each other. The program helped me to have a better understanding of the impact that great leadership can play in building great organizations and communities. 
In addition, the program provided insight on opportunities, challenges and best practices which municipalities across North America and internationally are currently experiencing.  The opportunity to complete the Senior Executive Institute (SEI) Program and Capstone Project in Park City, Utah were also great experiences.  The peer network which was developed will continue to play an important role for me and the other participants as we evolve and move forward in local government.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need additional information.
Marc Landry
Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Beaumont, AB
T (780) 929-1368
ICMA Reflections from Tim Anderson, P.Eng. -  CAO, City of Waterloo
I had the opportunity to participate in the ICMA Leadership Program (Class of 2010) in my previous role as General Manager of Public Works for the City of Waterloo.  This program was inspirational and practical in the guidance that it provided me as a Department Leader and prepared me for a succession opportunity in the City of Waterloo to take on the Chief Administrative Officer role.   The ICMA Leadership Program recognized the International common ground that Canada, the USA and many countries around the world recognize as needed leadership elements for local government. 
The ICMA Leadership program offered several modules that were key learning opportunities for my continued career development such as the ‘Organizational and Team Effectiveness’ and ‘Giving Voice to Leadership’.  In addition the North American and International context of this learning opportunity was value added in terms of developing a lasting network of talented peers.  This network grows stronger each year as we all continue to grow and learn from each other’s challenges and triumphs.  In a dynamic, complex and changing world foundational learning opportunities like the ICMA Leadership program deliver important professional development steps.
Tim Anderson, P.Eng.
Chief Administrative Officer
City of Waterloo
T (519) 747-8702

Notice of the Annual General Meeting
Members should have received an e-mail notice that the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators which is taking place on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 8:15 a.m. at the Victoria Conference Centre, in Victoria.  Included with that email was a memorandum from Mr. Jim Toye, CAMA Past President and the Chair of the Nominating Committee, with respect to some proposed amendments to the CAMA Constitution and By-laws.  The remaining reports and background information will be forwarded to you prior to the Annual General Meeting.

We look foward to seeing you in Victoria.

Ron Shaw
CAMA President

CAMA Conference Mobile App is Here!
To access the app, go to, and download the link right to your smartphone home screen.

Accessing the app will give you an instant connection to:
• The complete Conference Agenda – by day or time
• Conference speakers – read their bios with one tap
• Add a profile to connect with other conference delegates
• Receive alerts about conference changes
• Connect with CAMA via social media at the click of a button
• See maps of event facility

The complete app is also available in French –

Signing up is easy! If you have questions or want some help signing up, email
Detailed information about logging in will be sent out soon, and will also be available at the registration desk.

Stay connected to the Annual CAMA Conference with Twitter & Facebook!
The Conference is only a few short weeks away, so make sure to follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter at, and the Twitter hashtag #CAMA2013 to stay updated on all of the latest Conference news.

You can join the discussion as we live tweet the sessions – whether you are in Victoria, or watching from home, or use social media to connect with CAMA staff. Have a question or comment during the Conference? Send us a note (Twitter - @camalink).

If you have questions about how to log on to our social media channels, email us at Our Social Media Specialist, Alycia Morehouse, will be on-site at the Conference as well.

We look forward to seeing you at #CAMA2013 in Victoria!

2013 CAMA Conference Registration Open Until May 15th, 2013!
Registration will remain open until May 15th, 2013 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. 
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
  • Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Complimentary delegate gift
  • Tradeshow access and passport
  • Opening Reception
  • Casual Night Out at the Royal BC Museum and a “Taste of Victoria”
  • President’s Dinner
  • Hospitality Suites
  • Refreshment breaks
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, and 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:

Silver Level Conference Partner: SustaiNet Software International Inc.
SustaiNet Software International Inc. is a global provider of web-based stakeholder management and online community engagement software. SustaiNet software helps businesses and governments manage public consultation and stakeholder engagement projects, online community engagement initiatives and public policy discussions. Our products are specifically designed for organizations that need to involve and communicate with various stakeholders, land owners, Aboriginal peoples, communities and the general public.

SustaiNet simplifies the stakeholder management process – Organizations can now rapidly access accurate and auditable stakeholder information important for regulatory compliance, project management, earning a “social licence”, sustainability reporting, community involvement and more.

Software Products:
  • StakeTracker – SustaiNet’s Web-based Software-as-a-Service solution for organizations to record, document, track and report on their communications and interactions with stakeholders. It is the only true communications-centric information management system available.
  • EngagementHQ – SustaiNet’s configurable and independently moderated online forum designed to engage communities in discussions about projects and initiatives.
We are pleased to have SustaiNet in attendance at the Victoria Conference!

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