e-Brief January 10, 2019

Dear Colleagues:

I am inviting you to nominate one or more of your colleagues in this unique field of municipal administration for an Honourary Life Membership in CAMA. This honour is presented to long serving CAMA members during the President’s Dinner at the Annual Conference to individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the field of municipal administration and to the work of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA).  Previous recipients of the award include:  the late John Robison, Cy Armstrong, the late Robert Byron, Wes Lancaster, Murray MacLean, Paul Stapleton, Richard White, Bob Linner, Doug Lagore, Gerard Lewis, Cecil Vincent, Jim Toye, Doug Lychak, Ron Shaw, and Duncan Campbell.

The criteria for the award, a description of the eligibility and nomination process and the application form can be found on the CAMA website.  Please note that nominees will be considered based on the following criteria:

• length of time served in local government as a CAO or direct report to a CAO;
• membership in CAMA for a period of at least ten (10) years;
• recognition as making a significant contribution to CAMA;
• recognition as making a significant contribution to their community;
• recognition as making an outstanding contribution to local government; administration within the professional community at the local, regional, provincial or national level.

The deadline for receipt at the CAMA National Office is February 22nd, 2019. Please do take the time to reflect on potential candidates and submit a nomination.  There is nothing more meaningful to a professional than to be recognized by one’s peers for a job well done.  Over the years there are many individuals who have made a difference within our profession, our organization and in the community.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Marc Landry


Chers collègues,

Je vous invite à présenter la candidature d’un ou plusieurs de vos collègues du domaine de l’administration municipale à la Reconnaissance à titre de membre honoraire à vie de l’Association canadienne des administrateurs municipaux (ACAM). Cette marque de reconnaissance est décernée aux membres de longue date ayant contribué de façon exceptionnelle à l’essor du domaine et de l’ACAM; elle est remise à l’occasion du Souper du président dans le cadre de la conférence annuelle. Parmi les lauréats précédents: le regretté John Robison, Cy Armstrong,  le regretté Robert Byron, Wes Lancaster, Murray MacLean, Paul Stapleton, Richard White, Doug Lagore, Gerard Lewis, Cecil Vincent, Jim Toye, Doug Lychak, Ron Shaw, et Duncan Campbell.

Les critères pour l’attribution, une description due processus d’admissibilité et du processus de mise en candidature ainsi que le formulaire peuvent être trouvés sur le site web de l'ACAM. À noter que les candidatures seront évaluées en fonction des critères suivants :

• Nombre d’années de service dans l’administration municipale en tant directeur général ou directrice générale ou d’un rapport direct à directeur général ou directrice générale;
• Adhésion à l’ACAM depuis au moins dix ans
• Contribution importante à l’ACAM
• Contribution importante à sa communauté
• Contribution exceptionnelle à l’administration municipale dans l’exercice de fonctions administratives dans la communauté professionnelle locale, régionale, provinciale ou nationale

Vous avez jusqu’au 22 février 2019 pour faire parvenir votre dossier au bureau national de l’ACAM. Je vous invite à prendre le temps de réfléchir à des candidates et candidats potentiels que vous pourriez présenter.  À bien y penser, il n’y a rien de plus gratifiant pour un professionnel qu’être reconnu par ses pairs pour un travail bien accompli. Au fil des années, bon nombre de personnes ont fait une différence dans notre profession, notre organisation et la communauté en général.

En attendant vos candidatures, je vous prie d’agréer, chers collègues, l’expression de mes sentiments les meilleurs.

Le président,

Marc Landry
Each year CAMA recognizes its membership through the Excellence in Municipal Administration Awards Program.

It is time again to share your achievements and successes with your colleagues; to recognize the excellent work of your employees; and to receive the recognition of your profession.  Select one or more of your projects or programs for nomination under the three award categories:  Environment, Willis Award for Innovation, and Professional Development. 

CAMA is pleased to offer a full on-line application package for this year’s nomination process.  Follow the instructions outlined on the website.  This year you will be able to save your submission and resume at a later date by filling in your e-mail address.  You may very well have the opportunity to stand in front of your colleagues on May 29th  at the 2019 CAMA Conference being held in Québec City and receive the recognition you so rightly deserve. 

Award winners will be asked to submit a high resolution logo, and fifteen to twenty photos of the project to be included in a video that will be shown at the luncheon.  Winners will also be recognized in CAMA’s e-Brief, press releases will be prepared and circulated to the local media, and the CAMA Board member closest to the successful community will also arrange to attend a Council meeting to make the award presentation to your Mayor and Council.  We also endeavour to highlight all nominations in e-Brief and our Best Practices Library in the Member’s Section of the CAMA website.

The deadline for submissions (in electronic format only) is Friday, February 22nd, 2019. We encourage you to participate and look forward to receiving your nomination(s).
In recognition of the importance of promoting professional development opportunities for members, the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators established the CAMA Scholarship Program.

Through the Scholarship Program, CAMA will provide six scholarships for the registration fee (in the amount of $725.00) for the 2019 Annual Conference (two to young professionals pursuing a career in local government; two to members working in municipalities located north of the 60th parallel; and two to members from smaller municipalities).  Individuals are only eligible to receive a scholarship once to provide an opportunity to others to access this scholarship. The scholarship is not transferable and must be used in the same year that it was awarded.

Scholarship applicants must be a CAMA member (or working with a CAMA member under the Young Professionals category). Two scholarships are awarded for each of the following categories:  Young Professionals, Smaller Municipalities, and North of the 60th Parallel

All interested persons are invited to apply for the CAMA Scholarship by forwarding the completed application form to Ms. Jennifer Goodine, CAMA Executive Director, via e-mail at [email protected] no later than February 22, 2019.   For all details on this program please visit the CAMA website.
Membership Renewals for 2019-2020 Year
The CAMA membership renewal invoices were e-mailed out this past week and are due by March 31st, 2019.   If you did not receive an invoice please contact Jennifer Goodine, CAMA Executive Director at [email protected] You can renew your membership online by Visa or Mastercard using your CAMA ID number (noted on your invoice) at http://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/cama/membership.asp or by sending a cheque to the CAMA National Office.  We look forward to your continued membership with CAMA!   
Please note that you will require your membership e-mail address to register on-line for the 2019 Conference.


CAMA is  pleased to announce our new partnership with muniSERV.ca.

muniSERV is Canada’s leading online platform to Connect Municipalities and the Businesses that Serve ThemmuniSERV provides a full suite of tools for municipalities – most of which are free.  We have partnered with muniSERV to offer these tools and resources to all CAMA members.  In less than a minute, CAMA members can join muniSERV for free and have access to the tools and to special discounts and savings on other unique services and programs they provide for all sizes of municipalities - all in one convenient location.  Watch the video or click here to learn more about muniSERV
Over the next few editions of e-Brief we will be featuring each service offered.  Today’s featured service is how to get access to muniSERV’s Events calendar.  Click here to see muniSERV’s calendar – your one-stop shop to promote your municipal events and find events.   If you would like to get the word out about your upcoming community event email the details to [email protected] and they will post and promote it for you.   
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