MARK YOUR CALENDARS

LAUNCH OF 2024 CAMA CONFERENCE

HOTEL ROOM BLOCK


The 50th Annual CAMA Conference will be held from Monday, June 3 to Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta. The Golf Tournament and other Pre-Conference activities will begin on Monday morning and the Conference Program will end after the President's Dinner on Wednesday evening. Delegates typically arrive on the Sunday and depart on the Thursday.


The hotel room block will be launched on Tuesday, September 26th, 2023 at 12:00 Noon EST. CAMA has negotiated a Conference rate at the host hotel and you won't want to miss this opportunity to book your room early.


Watch for the details in your inbox and on the CAMA website.

LAUNCH OF FALL 2023 CAMA MASTERMINDS NETWORKING FORUM ON

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2023 at 12:00 NOON EST

You will receive an e-mail in your inbox on Tuesday August 1, 2023 at 12:00 Noon EST with a deadline to register on Thursday, August 10, 2023. Below is some information for your review so that you can check your calendars in advance.


Masterminds is a virtual networking forum with a small group of your CAMA colleagues to provide a safe, confidential space to explore sensitive issues and challenging operational programs. This group is meant to provide some candid pragmatic advice on how to manage complex problems that you may have already experienced or that you may encounter in the future. 

 

CAMA is pleased to offer regular CAMA members four forums for the Fall 2023, with three being held in English and one in French. 


HOW DOES MASTERMINDS WORK?


TIME COMMITMENT: Masterminds will consist of one moderated session per month (with a facilitator) for 1.5 hours for a period of four months beginning in September 2023 and ending in December 2023.  See the dates of the sessions below.

 

COST TO ATTEND: This networking opportunity is FREE but registration is required.

 

SIZE OF GROUP: The maximum group size will be twelve CAMA members per session. 

 

TOPICS: The topic for each session will be chosen by the group based on consensus. 

 

DATES AND TIMES OF SESSIONS

The sessions will be held on the following dates and times which are set in advance (to accommodate all time zones) so you can check your calendar before you sign up. Attending all four sessions is not a requirement, however it is encouraged to provide you with the opportunity to build a great network.

MONTHLY REOCURRING DATE AND TIME OF SESSION

DATES: SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 2023

FACILITATOR

French Session

First Tuesday at 12:00 Noon EST

Tuesday, September 5

Tuesday, October 3

Tuesday, November 7

Tuesday, December 5

Marc Melanson, City Manager, City of Dieppe, NB CAMA Treasurer and Board Representative for New Brunswick

English Session

First Thursday at 1:30 p.m. EST

Thursday, September 7

Thursday, October 5

Thursday, November 2

Thursday, December 7

Chris MacPherson, Retired CAO / CAMA Past President and Honourary Member for Life

English Session

Second Tuesday at 12:00 Noon EST

Tuesday, September 12

Tuesday, October 10

Tuesday, November 14

Tuesday, December 12

Ken Kolb, CAO

Rural Municipality of Corman Park, SK / CAMA Member / Past Masterminds Participant

English Session

Third Monday at 1:00 p.m. EST

Monday, September 18

Monday, October 16

Monday, November 20

Monday, December 18

Brenda Orchard, CAO, Lennox-Addington County, ON / CAMA Second Vice-President & Board Representative for Ontario

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Jennifer Goodine, CAMA Executive Director at admin@camacam.ca or 506-460-2135.

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TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES - THE POWER OF INCLUSIVITY IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Join the Local Gov Cafe for a thought-provoking conversation with Sabine Matheson as she shares her inspiring journey of transitioning and discusses the power of inclusivity in the world of local government.

Click Here for the Podcast

HOW TO ENGAGE AND EMPOWER WOMEN OF ALL IDENTITIES



To truly leverage diversity and advance all women, leaders need to do more than evaluate the surface strengths and blanket needs of women as an overall group. Data indicate that different groups of women are impacted by societal expectations and public policies, and according to intersectionality theory, women of color in local government face unique challenges that are shaped by their intersecting identities.


Read the Full Article Published by ICMA Here

Heather Nelson-Smith, Chief Administrative Officer, District of Port Hardy, BC

Dawn Low, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Armstrong, BC

2023 CAMA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE NOMINATIONS

WILLIS AWARD FOR INNOVATION


City of St. Albert, AB

Population Between 20,001 and 100,000

City of St. Albert Strategic Framework


A quest for common good and delivery of value to communities and regions is at the heart of many municipal organizations. Challenges are often multiple and competing priorities, misalignment between plans, change initiatives, budget constraints and delivery of services.

At the City of St. Albert, Alberta, we use our Strategic Framework to guide our planning and decision-making practices. The Framework embodies a systems-design approach that promotes an organization-wide, collaborative culture focused on achieving key outcomes that come directly from our community and City Council.

Tied into a robust Council policy and planning framework, the Framework promotes systems thinking and encourages integrated decision-making to align strategic and business planning, budgeting, management and reporting practices and processes. Containing nine components, across five phases, the Framework enables better aligned financial and people resources to achieve the Community Vision and Pillars of Sustainability and City of St. Albert Council Strategic Plan while supporting accountability and transparency to the community. Together with Council’s Bylaws, Policies and Resolutions, the Framework provides direction to the CAO decision-making.


To view the entire awards submission visit the CAMA Member's Section/Awards of Excellence Best Practices (Search for "Strategic Framework").



District of Squamish, BC

Population Between 20,001 and 100,000

District of Squamish Inclusion Strategy - IDEAs in Action


The District of Squamish Inclusion Strategy – IDEAs in Action serves as a roadmap for how we prioritize and integrate diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility into the fabric and culture of our organization.


We recognize the increasing importance of creating workplaces that are inclusive, supportive, and prioritize psychological safety for staff.


We know that more than ever, job seekers and employees are seeking out workplaces that support their values, and that attracting, retaining, and growing strong talent requires an investment in how we think about our processes, systems, and organizational culture.


Our belief in creating IDEAs in Action was that if we focus on creating a more inclusive workplace, we will create the conditions for our staff and future hires to thrive and meet the growing demands of our community in a meaningful way. 


To view the entire awards submission visit the CAMA Member's Section/Awards of Excellence Best Practices (Search for "IDEAs in Action").





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