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2012 CAMA E-Brief Partner: May 2, 2012            

Request for Volunteers!

FCM’s 75th Annual Conference and Trade Show will follow the CAMA Conference from June 1-4, 2012 in Saskatoon.  The FCM Conference is designed for municipal political leaders and senior staff to engage in professional development.  CAMA is pleased to have a booth at this year's tradeshow and are excited about promoting our organization and the municipal administration profession. 

Show hours (subject to change) 
Friday, June 1            7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 2       7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Move in:    Thursday, May 31              9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Move out:  Saturday, June 2               2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

If you are staying for the FCM Conference and have some free time to volunteer for a couple of hours, please contact Ms. Jennifer Goodine at if you are able to assist.

Congratulations to Ten and Fifteen Year Long Service Award Recipients

On behalf of President Jim Toye and the CAMA Board of Directors, congratulations to the following ten and fifteen year recipients of the Long Service Recognition Awards Program who received their recognition pins in April 2012:


Tanya Abramovitch, City Manager, City of Cote Saint-Luc, QC
Linda Adams, Chief Administrator, Islands Trust, BC
David Allen, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Golden, BC
Ken Anderson, Chief Financial Officer/Corporate Services Director, City of Grande Prairie, AB
Keith Arns, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Conception Bay South, NL
Norman Beaulieu, Chief Administrative Officer, Treasurer, Town of Hawkesbury, ON
Jack Benzaquen, Directeur Général, Ville de Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC
Jane Blakely, Director of Corporate Services, City of Fredericton, NB
Michael Bragg, Chief Administrative Officer, County of Oxford, ON
Richard Butts, Chief Administrative Officer, Halifax Regional Municipality, NS
David Carey, Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer, County of Huron, ON
Jason Carlston, General Manager, Planning & Development, City of Regina, SK
Francis Cheung, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Langley, BC
Louis Coutinho, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Windsor, NS
Rodney Cumby, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Paradise, NL
Murray Dinwoodie, City Manager, City of Surrey, BC
Jacques Dubé, City Manager, The City of Moncton, NB
Deborah Dubenofsky, City Manager, City of Brampton, ON
Jeff Fielding, City Manager, City of Burlington, ON
Frank Flanagan, Director of Development Services, City of Fredericton, NB
Thomas Goulden, Town Manager, Town of Stony Plain, AB
Ray Green, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Oakville, ON
Tony Haddad, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Tecumseh, ON
Roy Hardy, Chief Administrative Officer, Municipality of South Huron, ON
Erika Hargesheimer, General Manager, Community Services & Protective Services, The City of Calgary, AB
Donna Hunter, Director of Finance and Administration/Treasurer, The Corporation of the Town of Essex, ON
Warren Jones, Administrator, Cowichan Valley Regional District, BC
Carla Ladd, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Barrie, ON
Marie-Hélène Lajoie, Directrice-général adjointe, services de proximité, Ville de Gatineau, QC
John Livey, Deputy City Manager – Cluster B, City of Toronto, ON
Jane MacCaskill, Commissioner of Corporate Services & Regional Treasurer, Region of Halton, ON
Chris MacPherson, City Administrator, City of Fredericton, NB
John Malcolm, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Castlegar, BC
Tim Marcus, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, City of Swift Current, SK
Carl McDonnell, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Carstairs, AB
Dan McDougall, Chief Administrative Officer, Municipality of the County of Colchester, NS
James Moller, City Manager, City of Humboldt, SK
Mike Murray, Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Waterloo, ON
Doug Nadorozny, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Greater Sudbury, ON
Debra Oakman, Chief Administrative Officer, Comox Valley Regional District, BC
Brenda Orchard, Chief Administrative Officer, County of Annapolis, NS
Robert Petrie, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Whitby, ON
Frank Pizzuto, City Manager, City of Abbotsford, BC
Dion Pollard, Town Manager, Town of Vermilion, AB
Joe-Anne Priel, General Manager, Community Services Department, City of Hamilton, ON
Barry Romanko, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Osoyoos, BC
Lorna Rosen, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, City of Edmonton, AB
Marco Schoeninger, Chief Administrative Officer, Brazeau County, AB
Dennis Shewfelt, City Manager, City of Whitehorse, YK
John Sisson, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Bracebridge, ON
John Skorobohacz, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Innisfil, ON
David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel, ON
Thomas Webster, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of East Gwillimbury, ON
Vivienne Wilke, General Manager of Finance and Technology, City of Surrey, BC
Andrew Yeates, Chief Administrative Officer, District of Ucluelet, BC


Greg Alexander, General Manager, Community Services, City of Thunder Bay, ON
Ed Archer, General Manager of Corporate Services, City of Barrie, ON
Shelly Armstrong, Chief Administrative Officer, Flagstaff County, AB
Mark Bakken, Administrator, Township of Langley, BC
Fran Bell, Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk, Township of Blandford-Blenheim, ON
Mario Belvedere, Chief Administrative Officer, Corporation of the Town of Milton, ON
Michael Francis Brennan, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Quispamsis, NB
Brenda Cormier, Clerk/Treasurer, Village of Belledune, NB
George Duncan, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Richmond, BC
Simon Farbrother, City Manager, City of Edmonton, AB
John Fleming, President, MMRDI, ON
Cynthia Geldart, Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk, Village of New Maryland, NB
Ted Gillespie, City Manager, City of Wetaskiwin, AB
Kevin Greig, General Manager, Corporate Services, City of Victoria, BC
Brian Hamblin, Acting Executive Director, Risk & Energy Services, AUMA, AB
Tim Henderson, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of St. Andrews, NB
Curtis Herzberg, County Manager, Red Deer County, AB
Douglas Holmes, Assistant City Manager/General Manager, Corporate Services, City of Nanaimo, BC
Robert Hughes, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Stratford, PEI
Terry Hurlbut, Retired
Garth Johns, Retired
Richard Kachur, City Clerk, City of Winnipeg, MB
Richard Kanigan, Chief Administrative Officer (Administrator), Town of Comox, BC
Jim King, Chief Administrative Officer, The City of Cambridge, ON
Don Kochan, Retired
Dean Krause, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of High Level, AB
Tony Kulbisky, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Devon, AB
Luc Laberge, Directeur général, Ville de Baie d’Urfé, QC
Nicole Lerat, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Rosthern, SK
Jeffrey Lawrence, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Hantsport, NS
Mark Locking, Director of Community Safety, City of Airdrie, AB
Luc Mercier, Chief Administrative Officer, Woodlands County, AB
Penny Nergard, Town Administrator, Town of Bengough, SK
Ron Penney, Retired
Chris Prosser, Chief Administrative Officer, District of Invermere, BC
Paul Schulz, City Manager, City of Airdrie, AB
Robert Shelton, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Newmarket, ON
Brian Skinner, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Ajax, ON
Peter Steblin, City Manager, City of Coquitlam, BC
Martin Taylor, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Barrhead, AB
Sheryl Worthing, Chief Administrator Officer, Village of Burns Lake, BC

This Program was launched in January 2012 to recognize and celebrate CAMA members’ dedication to public service and municipal management.  These awards are based on the number of years of full-time, paid employment in municipal government in a management capacity (a Chief Administrative Officer or reporting directly to a Chief Administrative Officer).  They are granted at ten years and given in five year increments and presented each Spring (commencing in 2012).

Recipients who have completed twenty years of service or more will be recognized at an Awards Luncheon taking place on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 in Saskatoon as part of the Annual CAMA Conference.  Also, sixteen members will be honoured with the Distinguished Service Award for having been in the position of Chief Administrative Officer or City Manager for twenty-five years or more and been a member of CAMA for at least ten years.


LGMA & CAMA: New Web-based Training Sessions!

The LGMA and CAMA are pleased to announce that the Whistler Centre for Sustainability have joined the line-up of presenters offering three additional web-based training sessions to you this Spring!  As local governments are required to have a sustainability plan in place in order to access Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) grants for planning or infrastructure, one of the following webinars may be of interest to you.  

Introduction and Overview to Community Sustainability Planning – May 31 & June 1  (Presenter: Cheeying Ho).  

This is an introductory webinar that will provide the basics to integrated community sustainability planning for communities. It will include an introduction to community sustainability, integrated systems, an overview of a sustainability planning process, and describe benefits and outcomes.

Key Learning Outcomes – At the end of the webinar, participants will have learned about:

  • What integrated community sustainability planning means
  • The process involved in community sustainability planning
  • Why it is important to think about the community as integrated systems
  • Key benefits and outcomes of a community sustainability planning process

Integrating Your Sustainability Plan into Other Plans and Policies– June 12 & 13  (Presenter: Dan Wilson)

This webinar will discuss the intent of a sustainability plan as the community’s highest level policy and how all other community plans and policies should be aligned and integrated with the vision and goals of the sustainability plan.

Key Learning Outcomes – At the end of the webinar, participants will have learned about:

  • The role of a community sustainability plan as the highest level policy
  • Strategies for integrating the vision and goals from a sustainability plan into other plans and policies
  • How the directions from a community sustainability plan should be used to guide decision-making
  • Examples of plans and policies that have been aligned to a community sustainability plan

Putting Your Sustainability Plan into Practice – June 19 & 20  (Presenter: Shannon Gordon)

This webinar will focus on the implementation elements of a sustainability plan, including involving community partners in action planning, as well as using tools to align decision-making with the goals of the sustainability plan.

Key Learning Outcomes – At the end of the webinar, participants will have learned about:

  • A recommended action planning process based on the Whistler2020 Task Force model
  • Getting community partners involved and committed
  • Decision-making tools for aligning corporate decision-making with the sustainability plan’s vision and goal

For further information on the LGMA-CAMA Spring E-Learning Series program, including costs, online registration and a current schedule of all upcoming webinar sesssions, please visit the CAMA website at:

Only Two Weeks Left to Register for the 2012 CAMA Conference

There is just two weeks left to register for CAMA's 2012 Annual Conference being held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from May 28-30, 2012 at TCU Place.  The Conference theme is "Thriving in Turbulent Times". 

Please note that the Potash Mine Tour and Lunch at the Berry Barn being held on Monday, May 28th is SOLD OUT!  The Champetre County Tour on Monday, May 28th, 2012 and the Wanuskewin Heritage Park event (for Companions) on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 have both been cancelled due to minimum requirements not being met.  The CAMA National Office will be in contact with delegates with respect to other opportunities available through Tourism Saskatoon.

The full Conference Program is also available on the CAMA Conference website at or it can be accessed from any of the registration web pages noted above.  This year's Conference features a variety of professional development sessions and networking activities that CAMA members won't want to miss!

Using the links below, members 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.

To register as a Delegate:

To register as a Companion:

To register for the Golf Tournament:

If you have any questions about the Conference, please contact Ms. Jennifer Goodine, at the CAMA National Office at 1-866-771-2262 or  If you experience difficulties with the on-line registration form, please contact CivicInfo BC at 250-383-4898.

We look forward to seeing you in Saskatoon!

Jim Toye
CAMA President

Welcome New Members

Welcome to the following new members:

Chris Milley, Town Manager, Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, NL

David Hughes, Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Belledune, NB

Randy Humble, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Sidney, BC

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