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Who in your organization is ready for leadership development?  Which neighbouring local government leaders would benefit from access to CAMA`s resources?  Ask your colleagues or direct reports to join you by becoming CAMA members, and you both could win a $500.00 Travel Card from Air Canada!
Our campaign webpage includes a testimonial video, and the testimonials from several of your fellow colleagues from across the country.   The second and each additional member from every individual municipality can join CAMA for only $135.00! That provides access to CAMA’s professional resources at an amazing price.  Plus, we all know that networking is CAMA’s greatest value, so inviting your talented co-workers makes CAMA better for all of us.
When they sign up, they include your name on the “who referred you” field, and your name is entered, it’s that easy!  All of the details of the membership drive can be found here.  For your convenience, this webpage contains a link that includes all of the information that you can personalize and e-mail directly to your colleagues!  Take a minute now, and forward this e-mail to your direct reports, colleagues and neighbours who are on track for municipal leadership positions, and make CAMA better for all.  Hurry, your chance to win ends April 15th!

Congratulations to Board Member Elect for New Brunswick & Notice of Election for the 2017-2018 CAMA Board of Directors

During our recent election process for the 2017-2018 CAMA Board of Directors there were four positions available: one for New Brunswick, one for the Member-At-Large, one for Alberta, and one for the Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. 
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we had one nomination for New Brunswick.  Thus, by acclamation, we would like to congratulate Mr. Marc Landry, current CAO for the Town of Beaumont, Alberta who will be starting his new position with the City of Moncton, New Brunswick in mid-April 2017.  Marc will take on his new role as the Board member for New Brunswick after the CAMA Annual General Meeting being held on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 in Gatineau, Québec.

Marc Landry will be starting his position as City Manager for the City of Moncton, New Brunswick in mid-April 2017.  Moncton is a bilingual community and is now the largest municipality in the Province of New Brunswick.
Landry previously served as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Beaumont, Alberta for over 9 years. Beaumont is the 5th fastest-growing community in Canada. Before moving to Alberta, Landry was the CAO of Bouctouche, New Brunswick for 5 ½ years. Upon commencing in that role, he was recognized as the youngest person to occupy a CAO position in Canada.
Landry was selected as one of 230 Canadians to participate in the Governor General’s Leadership Conference, and successfully completed the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Leadership Program. Landry is currently on the ICMA Board of Directors as one of the International Vice-Presidents, representing all city managers across Canada.
In 2013, Landry joined the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) Board of Directors, representing Alberta and the Northwest Territories, and in 2016-2017 held the position of 2nd Vice-President. During his time on the Board, he has worked on several important initiatives supporting the next generation, increased partnerships with several organizations such as the ICMA, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and with Federal government representatives.
Landry holds Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees from l’Université de Moncton and completed the Seniors Executive Institute Program at the University of Virginia. He has been involved in extensive municipal international work, assisting communities in Louisiana following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, as well as working with city managers in South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland on a Rotary International Program.  In his role as CAO of Beaumont, Landry also had the opportunity to work with communities in Cambodia on capacity-building initiatives under the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). In recognition, FCM awarded Landry and the organization an award of excellence for their outstanding international work.
Marc invites all CAMA members travelling to the Moncton area to please stop by for a visit.

“I look forward to continuing my work on the CAMA Board and focusing on projects that will benefit CAMA members from all across the country.  I am honoured to be part of such a well-respected and professional Board of Directors and will strive to help the organization grow and work on important initiatives that support CAMA members.  This continues to be an exciting opportunity!  Thank you.” – Marc Landry


Election for the 2017-2018 CAMA Board of Directors – Member-At-Large, Alberta, Yukon Territory/Northwest Territories & Nunavut

In accordance with the requirements of the CAMA by-laws, I wish to advise the membership that the 2017 Nominating Committee has received the following nominations for the position of Member-At-Large that is available on the CAMA Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 year:
The 2017 Nominating Committee has received the following nominations for the position of Alberta for the 2017-2018 year:
The 2017 Nominating Committee has received the following nominations for the position of Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and Nunavut for the 2017-2018 year:
An election for these three positions on the Board of Directors is therefore required.  Voting will take place commencing on Monday, May 1st, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. AST and finishing on Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. PST. 
CAMA is a national organization and when elections are held, every Regular Member, regardless of the Province or Territory you work in, votes for the candidate of your choice in each respective jurisdiction.  You are therefore eligible to vote for one nominee for Member-At-Large, one nominee for Alberta, and one nominee for Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.  The photos and bios of the above-noted nominees can be found above or on the CAMA website.
Further information regarding the procedures for voting will be distributed electronically to all CAMA members eligible to vote, prior to the commencement of the voting period. 
Please also note that only CAMA members in good standing with membership fees paid for the current fiscal year (April 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2018) will be eligible to vote.

Winner of PSD-CAMA Writing Competition In Municipal Management Announced
Public Sector Digest and CAMA partnered to launch a Paper Writing Competition in Municipal Management in order to introduce Canada's future leaders to the dynamic world of municipal governance.  This provided graduate students across the country with the opportunity to explore complex issues in municipal administration, potentially fostering interest in working in the sector.  Congratulations to Catalina Blumenberg.  Born in Chile and raised in Canada, Catalina is a graduate student in Western University’s Masters in Public Administration Local Government Program. Catalina will present her winning paper to Canada’s municipal administrators at CAMA’s annual conference in Gatineau, Quebec.   Catalina’s paper Diversifying Municipal Revenue in Canada Via a Federal Marijuana Tax Fund can be read here

ICMA Coaching Program
CAMA is pleased to be a partner of the ICMA Coaching Program which provides key services to thrive in local government.   See how these services can help you and your employees gain insights and explore best practices.  Also, tap in to the new 1-1 Coaching and Talent Development resources to be a great coach and a winning player.  Visit the CAMA website for more details.

Call for Nominations: 2017 ICMA Distinguished Service Awards and Honorary Memberships

Distinguished Service Award

The ICMA Distinguished Service Award is given to a manager who has been retired from the profession for a minimum of 2 years and has made an outstanding contribution to the management profession and local government. Nominations will be accepted until APRIL 24, 2017.  The award is not given to recognize years of service in local government. Rather, it recognizes a manager whose service in his or her community or communities has been judged by peers as strong or exceptional, and who has made major contributions beyond direct service to local government. Specific career activities to be considered include:
  • A consistent pattern of leadership in regional, state, and national management associations.
  • A pattern of support to peers, colleagues, and young people entering the profession as a mentor, counselor, or "sage."
  • A history of developing and implementing innovative programs and sharing and disseminating these through writing, participation on conference sessions, or direct assistance through a one-on-one peer assistance program.
  • Teaching, lecturing, and/or supervising of interns through an undergraduate or graduate public administration program over an extended period of time.
  • Development of a special area of expertise that has been exhibited and recognized, both within the community and by peers.
In summary, the individual has to have made a lasting impact on the community and the profession.  A nomination for the Distinguished Service Award may be made by any member of ICMA, but self-nominations will not be accepted.  Use this form to submit a nomination.  A maximum of two awards will be conferred each year.  Click here to see the list of past recipients.Award Recipients will be honored during ICMA's 103rd Annual Conference in San Antonio/Bexar County, Texas; October 22-25, 2017.  Contact Felicia Littky, Program Manager, Membership, at 202/962-3656 or [email protected] with questions or for more information.

  • James Mccuaig, Director of Enginering & Infrastructure, Town of Peace River, AB
  • Holly Habiak, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of St. Paul, AB
  • Erin Robertson, Administrator, Village of Canwood, SK
  • Duncan Redfearn, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Dawson Creek, BC
  • Rebecca Murphy, Director of Corporate Services/Town Solicitor/Clerk, Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, ON
  • Brian Rollag, Administration Manager, Newell Regional Services Corporation, AB
  • Paresh Dhariya, Director, Town of Devon, AB
  • Michel Rheault, Manager of Community Training, Nunavut Municipal Training Organization, NU
  • Bob MacPherson, Chief Administrative Officer, District of Tofino, BC
  • Steve Madden, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Bon Accord, AB
  • Farrell O'Malley, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Gibbons, AB
  • Walace Mah, Chief Administrative Officer, District of Kent, BC
  • Mary Battaglia, Director - Roads and Parks Maintenance, City of Burlington, ON
  • Jordan Panasiuk, Director of Community Services, Big Lakes County, AB
  • Tom Maier, Town Manager, Town of High River, AB
  • Shaune Lightfoot, Director of Human Resources, The Corporation of the County of Hastings, ON
  • Cary Merritt, Director of Corporate Services, Saddle Hills County, AB
  • Shayne Steffen, Assistant CAO/Economic Development Director, Saddle Hills County, AB
  • Mark Dykstra, Commissioner, City of Waterloo, ON
  • Robert Nicolay, City Manager, City of Grande Prairie, AB
  • Diana Hawryluk, Executive Director, City of Regina, SK
  • Jen Boleski, GM, Corporate Services, Town of Stony Plain, AB
  • Sébastien Gagnon, Directeur général, Ville de Châteauguay, QC
  • Michael Ziehr, Manager of Transportation & Utilities, Wheatland County, AB
  • Robert Brindley, Chief Administrative Officer, Township of Springwater, ON
  • Corey Levasseur, General Manager of Planning & Infrastructure, City of Spruce Grove, AB
  • Doug Hawkins, Director of Infrastructure Services, City of Lethbridge, AB
  • Ed Melesko, Acting Town Manager / Director of Public Works and Land Development, Town of Calmar, AB
  • Monique Bourque, Directrice générale / Secrétaire municipale, Village de Memramcook, NB
  • Caroline LeBlanc, Directrice générale /Directrice des finances, Village de Memramcook, NB
  • Peter Noehammer, Commissioner, Development & Infrastructure Services, Town of Newmarket, ON

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