The 50th Annual CAMA Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held in Banff, Alberta from Monday, June 3, 2024 to Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at the Fairmont Banff Springs which is the host hotel. The Golf Tournament and other Pre-Conference activities will begin on Monday morning. The Conference Program will end after the President’s Dinner on Wednesday evening. Delegates typically arrive on Sunday and depart on Thursday.  To see the memories of the 2023 Conference held at the Deerhurst Resort visit this video.


The FCM Conference will take place in Calgary, following CAMA, from June 6-9, 2024.

All members received a direct e-mail to your inbox last week with details on CAMA's room block. You can access the FAQ document with all details below. Please note the new information from the hotel:

As per the Fairmont policy, if your credit card expiry date is not past the time of your arrival at the hotel you must call the reservations line as it won’t be accepted on the on line reservations link. For example, if your credit card expiry is March 2024 (and you are arriving in June 2024) this information will be only accepted by telephone.



Registration Open & Program Available for

CAMA EA Master Class Series

Empowering Administrative Excellence in Local Government


An Executive Assistant's role in local government is unique and demanding. CAMA's EA Master Class Series, comprised of four 90-minute sessions, facilitated by award-winning speaker Tracey Lorenson, will focus on the following topics that Executive Assistants have determined are essential to their roles:  Communication Excellence, Navigating Roles & Rules in Local Government, Customer Service Excellence, and Political Acumen.  

Here is the registration link and program with all other details being found on the website. We are offering packaged pricing to attend all four master classes and also a multiple attendee discount if two or more employees attend from your municipality.

The first master class is being held on October 19th, 2023 and includes a Personality Profile opportunity and spaces are filling up fast.

Room Block Will Open November 15, 2023 for 2024 CAMA National Conference for Executive Assistants in Local Government

November 3-5, 2024, Fredericton, NB

CAMA's first National Conference for Executive Assistants in Local Government will be held from November 3-5, 2024 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The target audience for this event is Executive Assistants working in local government in Canada, which may include Administrative Assistants, Legislative Coordinators, Office Coordinators, Clerks/Treasurers, and any front line or clerical staff that assist our members.

This event will provide a networking and professional development forum for Executive Assistants to reconnect, collaborate, share their success, and learn about the latest trends with their peers. 


Room blocks have been secured at the Hilton Garden Inn (attached to the Convention Centre) and at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (directly across the street). All room rates are $219.00/night for a standard room and three to four nights will be required. The room block will open on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 12:00 Noon EST.



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in every building in Canada. Long-term exposure to high radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.

Over the last decade, some radon awareness, action, and policy progress have been made in Canada. However, there are still significant regulatory gaps, with many people living and working in high radon environments without knowing it. Local, community-based implementation is needed to ensure progress in reducing radon-induced lung cancer.

Register for Health Canada’s webinar on October 4, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST, to learn how municipalities can develop programs and policies to address radon.

Register Today!



The LGMA is excited to reveal their latest video featuring their members talking about why they are passionate about working in BC local government! Hear from Kim Anema, Angila Bains, James Chandler, Taaj Daliran, Kirn Dhillon, and Teena Grant as they shine a spotlight on the incredible dedication and hard work of BC's local government employees.

You play a pivotal role in shaping our communities and enhancing our quality of life and this video pays homage to that. This inspiring video can also be used as an excellent resource for recruitment by your local government community.




Are you a people manager? The way we lead as Parks and Rec professionals is ever changing, as do the people we serve. So, why not take a moment to refresh your personnel management toolkit?


Join seasoned P&R leaders Chris Nunes & Tom Venniro for a high-energy 60-minute session – part one of a new leadership series – on Tuesday September 26, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. EST. You can expect this interactive session to cover:

-         Trends in the workplace environment

-         How to manage different generations

-         Cultivating future leaders

-         Managing undesirable behavior

-         Building team culture

-         And more!


Sign up below to join this free webinar! 👇


FYI - Registrants will receive a recording after the session, as well as receive further notifications about the P&R leadership series.

See you soon! Mike from Amilia

Reserve Your Spot Today

CAMA is excited to include a new section in e-Brief highlighting one of our members in each edition. If you would like to be featured, please contact the CAMA National Office at



How long have you been a CAMA member? I have been a CAMA member since 2015. That year the Town of Devon won a CAMA Environmental Award so I was lucky enough to get to attend the conference in Winnipeg and get a membership.


What do you like most about being a member? It is great to get exposure to the dedicated members of CAMA, and all the experience and knowledge they have, and are willing to share. An example would be the Masterminds Forums, as a member that is not a CAO it was a great opportunity to learn from senior members who have such great experience and advice. CAMA also provides a lot of very useful toolkits on a variety of subjects. 


What career advice do you live by? Who gave it to you? I believe that whatever your role, whether it be in the workplace or your personal life it is very important to act with integrity, honesty, and ethically. Regardless of the level of the position, I hold in my career I want to be able to look back and know I didn’t betray those values. One of my favourite quotes is “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character, but if you must be without one, be without strategy”. These values I have come by, and value would be from family.


What is the favourite place you’ve traveled? I don’t have one single place, but I have travelled both the east coast and west coast of Canada many times, have family In Ottawa which is beautiful, who doesn’t like a beach holiday in winter, have traveled a fair amount in the US, and traveled in Europe, but at the time was too young to appreciate the history. I believe travel is very important and try and ensure my kids see as many places as possible.


What would be the theme song of your life right now? Alabama Born County, or some morning’s Garth Brooks “Much Too Young to Feel This Damn Old.”


What advice would you give to someone considering a career as a CAO or senior manager in local government? Speaking from the perspective of my role, and the significant number of capital projects I get to be involved with, I would say it feels great to be able to contribute positively to the quality of life of a community through these projects. Many are new facilities or amenities that are appreciated and well utilized by residents and visitors to the community alike. Regardless of the position held everyone can have a positive impact and contribute to that goal.


What experiences and past roles have led you to where you are today? I would say every project comes with experiences; each is an opportunity to learn how to improve the next. Also, every interaction and personal experience is an opportunity to learn, both what you want to emulate, and what you want to avoid. Not all experiences are positive, but all can be a learning opportunity.


If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be? Why? I don’t have a great answer for this one. An individual I have always found particularly interesting is Nikola Tesla. To develop and invent all the things he did so long ago I find amazing. I also get the pleasure of collaboration with my many great work colleagues, as well as regional colleagues. 


Describe what a perfect day outside of work would look like for you? This is an easy one, on the combine, on a beautiful Fall day is my favourite place to be.


What is your proudest professional accomplishment/success story that you would like to share? I am proud of all the capital projects that I have been involved in. I enjoy being able to see the projects come to a successful completion, knowing all the details and challenges of what it takes to successfully manage a project from idea to completion.  

Jeff Schmidt, Chief Administrative Officer, Corporation of the Township of Springwater, ON

Angele Spencer, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer - Sustainable Development & Urban Safety, City of Dieppe, NB

Brad Hefford, Director of Governance / Town Clerk, Town of Gander, NL

Sherri-Marie Millar, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, City of Welland, ON

Mike Henry, Chief Administrative Officer, Municipality of Southwest Middlesex, ON

Tim Mills, Chief Administrative Officer, Municipality of South Dundas, ON

Sarah Huskinson, Chief Administrative Officer, Township of North Glengarry, ON

David Cribbs, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Pelham, ON

Christine Culham, Chief Administrative Officer, District of Central Saanich, BC

Todd Francis, Chief Administrative Officer, District of Stewart, BC

Mike Fox, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Port Alberni, BC

Alsid Prime, Director of Corporate Services, District of Clearwater, BC

Chris Wagar, Director, Infrastructure Services, County of Lennox & Addington, ON

Connor Dorey, Chief Administrative Officer, Hastings County, ON

Cole Beck, Chief Administrative Officer, Lethbridge County, AB

Adrian Bergles, Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Radium Hot Springs, BC

Natalie Moore, Director of Finance, City of Timmins, ON

Stacey Hadley, City Clerk / Director of Legislative Services, City of North Battleford, SK

George Farkas, General Manager, Municipality of North Cowichan, BC

Ange Qualizza, Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Salmo, BC

Allison Hector-Alexander, Director - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, The Regional Municipality of Durham, ON

Landon Chambers, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Battleford, SK

Donna Hipditch, Chief Administrative Officer, Straight Shores, NB

Marcia Wallace, Chief Administrative Officer, The Corporation of the County of Prince Edward, ON

Sandra MacDonald, City Manager, City of Brockville, ON

Shiloh Bronken, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of St. Walburg, SK

Bill Boyes, Commissioner of Community Services, City of Brampton, ON

Michele Schalekamp, Chief Administrative Officer, District of Sparwood, BC

Brook Lambert, Chief Administrative Officer, Township of Wellington North, ON


OCTOBER 24-25, 2023, TORONTO, ON

Join us at the Intelligent Cities Summit on October 24 - 25, 2023, at The Boulevard Club in Toronto. This summit focuses on enhancing cities of all sizes through technology, bringing decision-makers, experts and tech providers together.


Explore topics like smart buildings, data, and technology's role in city development. Delve into future city dynamics, privacy concerns, and the impact of remote work on urban life.


Join us to exchange ideas, network, and meet municipal leaders and global experts. Register now using CAMA2023 for a 25% discount on tickets for all CAMA members. Discover why 9 out of 10 attendees endorse the Intelligent Cities Summit today!

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