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Passing of Past President of CAMA - Al Strang
 Description: Lawrence

CAMA extends sincere condolences to the family of Lawrence “Al” Strang.  Al, 74, of Riverview, and formerly of Moncton, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Born in Humphrey’s, NB, he was the son of the late William and Edna (Mackay) Strang.  He is survived by his son, Stephen and his grandchildren, Samuel and Quinn.  Al was predeceased by both parents and his brother, Paul. Al graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from St. Mary’s University in Halifax where he proudly played football for the Huskies. He then went on to Carleton University in Ottawa to complete his Masters in Social Work.  He began his career with Community and Social Services in Ottawa in 1971, followed by a move to Toronto in 1973 where he held several senior positions within Community Services. In 1989 to 2009, he moved to Moncton where he became City Manager. 

He was President of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators from 1999 - 2000, as well as being a Board member of The Canadian Council on Public/Private Partnerships, among others.


Unifying City-wide Surveillance Systems
Pervez Siddiqui explains how cities can take a collaborative approach to improve the safety and security of their citizens

Thousands, if not millions, of citizens rely on local and national governments to keep them safe. Protecting the public from crime, safeguarding buildings from vandalism, or simply ensuring a city is running smoothly requires multiple public sector agencies to collaborate, consult with citizens and secure buy-in from private enterprises.  Read more here.

2016 CAMA Conference Registration Open Until May 13th, 2016
Registrations are still being accepted for the next two weeks (until May 13th, 2016) for CAMA's 45th Annual Conference being held in Winnipeg, Manitoba from May 30 - June 1, 2016 at the Delta Winnipeg and Winnipeg Convention Centre.  The Conference theme is "The Resiliency of the CAO”. 

To view the full 2016 Conference Program, including the Companion activities, click here:  

For all other Conference information visit the CAMA website at:
Links to Registration
Using the links below, delegates 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.
Delegates Registration:
Partners Registration:
Golf Registration:


Promoting CAMA Throughout Your Organization

Janice Baker

CAMA is not only an Association for CAOs and City Managers but for direct reports within your organization.  Please take a look at the membership campaign webpage which includes a testimonial video, and the testimonials from several of your fellow colleagues across the country:  As a special offer for this campaign new members will receive 50% off our already great value membership fees for the first year.  
Our membership fees are based on the population for the Primary Member and are currently just $132.50 for any additional members in your municipality.  If you are already a CAMA member, consider who in your organization is ready for leadership development, as well as neighbouring local government leaders who would benefit from access to CAMA’s resources.


The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) has partnered with Scout Environmental (formerly Summerhill Impact) to offer granting initiative, Grants in Gear, for a third year. The nation-wide program will provide funding worth up to $100,000 to Canadian environmental non-profit and entrepreneurial groups and municipal/regional governmental bodies. To date, Grants in Gear has funded eight organizations across Canada working to achieve measurable impact for the environment through their winning ideas. ARC is excited to extend this opportunity to four more organizations whose project ideas seek tangible results in emissions reduction or pollution prevention in the transportation sector or automotive recycling or reuse excellence. ARC welcomes eligible organizations of all sizes who seek to make a positive environmental impact on the automotive industry. This year, ARC will disburse up to four grants worth a maximum of $25,000 each with one grant being offered as an optional legacy grant. This will allow previous winners to apply for additional funding to increase the capacity of their existing program. Applications will be accepted from March 25 to May 6, 2016. For more information or to download an application form, please visit

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