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February 6, 2018            

2018 Conference Program-At- A-Glance – Fredericton, NB - May 28-30

Watch for the full Conference program and on-line registration to be launched on February 28th, 2018!  For all Conference details visit the website.
Sunday, May 27th, 2018 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Infrastructure Asset Awareness and Education Workshop
(presented by CNAM and CAMA)
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Conference Registration
Monday, May 28th, 2018 
6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Golf Tournament at the Kingswood Golf Club
Shotgun Start at 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Activity – Day in St. Andrews By The Sea (Nature Cruise, Kingsbrae Gardens and Shopping)
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pre-Conference Activity – Bike Tour along the beautiful Fredericton Trails
11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Conference Registration
12:00 Noon to 3:30 p.m. Microbrewery Tour & Tastings (Lunch and a visit to three breweries)
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Provincial/Territorial Association Meeting
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. President’s Reception for Sponsors & Exhibitors
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. First Time Delegates Reception
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Opening Reception at Trade Show
9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Hospitality Suite at The King Street Alehouse
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 
6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Morning Run
6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Morning Yoga
7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Conference Registration
7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Annual General Meeting
9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Opening Keynote Speaker:  Communities of Tomorrow – Where Will the Future Come to Live? (Richard Worzel)
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tradeshow Refreshment Break
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon Plenary Session:  Beyond Engagement:  Find Out What Matters Most (Brady Wilson, Juice Inc.)
12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Long Service Awards Luncheon
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dessert & Exhibits

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session #1:  Securing The Smart Municipality (David Shipley)
Concurrent Session #2:  Adapting to the Changing Climate:  Increasing Cities Resilience (Jim Toye, Marie-Hélène Lajoie, Mark Pickford, Tony Kulbisky)
2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tradeshow Refreshment Break
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Session #1:  Enterprise Risk Management for Local Government (Will Burtenshaw, Elizabeth (Betty) Clarke, Karen Duronen, Laurent Mougeot)
Concurrent Session #2:  Challenges and Risks For Local Government in the Future (Speakers to be confirmed).
Concurrent Session #3:  Rapid Fire Session:  Municipal Innovation (Presented in French only) (Speakers to be confirmed).
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Young Professionals Reception (for delegates under the age of forty)
5:30 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. Big City Networking Reception (for delegates from municipalities with 50,000+ population).
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Maritime Kitchen Party at the Delta Fredericton Hotel (All You Can Eat Lobster!)
9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Hospitality Suite at the Delta Fredericton Hotel (with a campfire and music by Legacy Gray)
Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 
6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Morning Run
6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Morning Yoga
7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Conference Registration
7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Plenary Session: The Tsunami of Demographic Change:  Will the Public Sector Drown? (Dr. Linda Duxbury)
9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break & Exhibits
10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Plenary Session:  How to Build A Strong Succession Plan (Lori Kelly, Nadia Falcone and Eric Walker)
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Closing Keynote:  Wit, Fit, and Balance…Strategies for Success (Meg Soper)
12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. CAMA Awards of Excellence Luncheon
1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Closing Ceremonies
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ·        Study Tour #1:  Growth of Fredericton’s Microbrewery Business
·        Study Tour #2:  Lean Six Sigma Tour
·        Study Tour #3:  Asset Management Tour
·        Study Tour #4:  Digital City Tour
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. President’s Dinner Reception at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. President’s Dinner & Dance (with Pretty in Pink) at the Fredericton Convention Centre
The Companion’s Program will feature a cooking experience at the Delta Fredericton Hotel, Sip and Paint, and a canoe excursion down the beautiful Saint John River.  Companions are also welcome to attend the Pre-Conference activities and Study Tours.

CAMA Political Acumen Committee

The CAMA Board had a tremendous amount of interest from the membership to serve on the Political Acumen Committee.   We aim to have a balanced approach to regional and gender participation on our Committees.  Particularly with respect to regional balance, we believe it is important that our discussions benefit from input from all of our regions and size of members` municipalities. 
Congratulations to the following Committee members:
Bev Hendry, Chair, Commissioner of Corporate Services, City of Oshawa, ON/CAMA Board Member-At-Large
Jeff Renaud, CAO, Town of St. Stephen, NB/CAMA Second Vice-President/Member-At-Large
Louis Coutinho, CAO, Town of Windsor, NS/CAMA Board Representative for Nova Scotia and PEI
Diana Burton, City Manager, City of Meadow Lake, SK
Sheila Bassi-Kellett, CAO, City of Yellowknife, NWT
John Enns-Wind, CAO for City of Battleford, SK
Gord Howie, Retired Member/Interim CAO for the District of Stewart, BC 
The goal of the Committee will be to create a toolkit that will support experienced and new CAO’s, direct reports and the next generation of leaders that are already in local government jobs.
We expect the work to be completed in the next eighteen months.

Help Develop a National Strategy for the Safe Disposal of Light Bulbs that Contain Mercury
On February 27-28, 2018, Environment and Climate Change Canada is hosting a two-day forum in Ottawa to begin collaboratively drafting a national strategy for safe and environmentally sound disposal of lamps containing mercury. Municipalities with experience dealing with this issue are invited to attend.  ECCC can cover travel expenses for up to six municipal representatives.  To participate, contact Karissa Aubie by email or at 819-420-7956.
Participez à l’élaboration d’une stratégie nationale de retrait sécuritaire des ampoules contenant du mercure
Environnement et Changement climatique Canada tiendra un forum les 27 et 28 février prochains à Ottawa afin de commencer l’élaboration d’une stratégie nationale de retrait sécuritaire et écoresponsable des ampoules contenant du mercure. Les municipalités avec de l’expérience à ce sujet sont invitées à participer. ECCC peut assumer les frais de déplacement pour un maximum de six représentants municipaux. Pour participer, veuillez communiquer avec Karissa Aubie par courriel ou par téléphone au 819 420-7956.

GLOBE Climate Leadership Awards

The 2018 GLOBE Climate Leadership Awards recognize businesses and municipalities taking action on climate change. There are categories for small and large municipalities. Applications are due by February 13, 2018 and should include a 30-45 second video describing your community’s accomplishments.

Winners will receive a complimentary pass to the 2018 Globe Forum in Vancouver, where the awards will be presented March 14-16. Watch Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna announce the awards. You can also find more information on how to apply here

Les Prix Globe du leadership en matière de climat
Les Prix Globe du leadership en matière de climat 2018 récompensent les efforts des entreprises et des municipalités qui agissent contre les changements climatiques. Des catégories différentes ont été créées pour les petites et les grandes collectivités. Les candidatures doivent être présentées avant le 13 février 2018 et devraient inclure une vidéo de 30 à 45 secondes décrivant les réalisations de votre municipalité.

Les lauréats obtiendront un laissez-passer gratuit pour le 2018 Globe Forum de Vancouver, où les prix seront remis du 14 au 16 mars prochain. Ne manquez pas l’annonce des prix par la ministre de l’Environnement et du Changement climatique, Catherine McKenna. Vous pouvez également consulter cette page pour savoir comment pésenter une candidature. 

Free ICMA Webinar: Maximizing Your Growth at Each Career Stage
The ICMA Coaching Program invites you and all of the members of your team to this free webinar:
"Maximizing Your Growth at Each Career Stage" -- ICMA Coaching Program webinar
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PT (2-3:30 p.m. ET), Wednesday, February 28
Register now for this no-charge webinar.             
1. What are the major stages of a career in local government?
2. What are the key factors for success in each and resources to support you?
3. What are examples of ways to leap forward, be resilient, and enjoy the profession?
Strategic Framework for Career Growth
* Don Maruska, Master Certified Coach and Director, ICMA Coaching Program Early Career
* Amanda Kaufman, Assistant to the City Manager, Marion, IA Mid-Career
* Ben Bryant, Deputy City Manager, Happy Valley, OR Executive
* Bertha Henry, CAO, Broward County, FL, Public Official of the Year, Governing magazine
Audience:  all persons interested in local government careers
Meets Practice 1. Personal and Professional Integrity, 4. Staff Effectiveness, 5. Personal Resiliency and Development
Click on the direct link to registration for this no-charge webinar open to all persons interested in local government:
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City of Leduc Rooftop Solar Array
The City of Leduc is owner of Canada’s largest commercial rooftop solar array — 3,622 panels with total capacity of 1.1 MWh on the Leduc Recreation Centre (LRC), representing 14.5% of the facility’s annual consumption.  The solar project includes a 2,000-panel, 630 kW solar array on the City’s Operations Building — enough to produce 100% of annual consumption, making the facility Net Zero.

Annual estimated total greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction is 1,090 tonnes.  Under a 15-year lease, ENMAX will monitor and maintain the system.

Total system value is $3.7 million. City cost is $1.6 million. Estimated annual cost savings are $140,000 assuming electricity prices continue to increase, not including carbon tax. Estimated ROI is 15 years.

Installation of arrays, with an estimated lifespan of 40 years, was completed in mid-2016.  Project foundations:

• a corporate goal focusing on reduced GHG emissions and reduced dependency on coal-fired power generation,
• a goal to provide a reliable, cost-effective, environmentally sustainable source of electricity at the two facilities,
• a goal to power the LRC with 100% clean energy during the 2016 Alberta Summer Games, and
• a shared vision and commitment to innovation.

The City of Leduc submitted a nomination to the 2017 CAMA Awards of Excellence Program under the Environment category for a municipality with a population between 20,001 and 100,000.  If you would like to see their full submission please visit the CAMA Member's Section, Awards of Excellence/Best Practices section and search "Leduc".  If you would like more information please contact Paul Benedetto at [email protected].

City of Moncton: Corporate Climate Change Adaptation and Flood Managment Strategy
The corporate Climate Change Adaptation and Flood Management Strategy (Strategy) was developed by the corporate Climate Change Action Committee (CCAC), a multi-functional municipal staff team, to better understand the potential impacts of climate change on essential City services, infrastructure and the community, and identify actions that would help reduce the impacts.  The strategy draws its conclusions from various sources including “The Climate Change Adaptation Measures for Greater Moncton Area”, a technical report prepared by AMEC in 2011.

The CCAC assessed four potential flooding scenarios with the use of a GIS mapping tool and emergency management software and identified infrastructure that would be affected under each scenario.  Sixty nine short, medium and long term actions were identified and assigned to a specific municipal department for implementation.  Actions deal with community education and consultation, partnerships, research and planning, policies and regulations, environmental monitoring and infrastructure maintenance and upgrades.  Major actions completed so far include:
• Completion of the Municipal Emergency Measures Plan
• Flood Protection for Home Owners brochure
• Implementation of the zero-net inc

The City of Moncton submitted a nomination to the 2017 CAMA Awards of Excellence Program under the Environment Category for municipalities with a population between 20,001 and 100,000.  If you would like to see their full submission please visit the CAMA Member's Section, Awards of Excellence/Best Practices section and search "Moncton".  If you would like more information please contact Elaine Aucoin, Director Environmental Planning and Management, at 506-853-3495 or [email protected]

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