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With the festive season upon us, CAMA is reflecting on the year that’s coming to a close - with gratitude to you: our members, volunteers and partners. You’ve made it a year to be proud of and we look forward to all we’ll achieve together in 2022.  Wishing you a happy holiday season and a wonderful year ahead in your communities!


NOVEMBER 24-26, 2021

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The Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) held its quarterly Board meeting in Mont Tremblant, Québec from November 24-26, 2021. The Board has been meeting virtually since March 2020 so it was a great experience to meet new members and also host a Strategic Planning Session with a facilitator to map out the next five years (2022 to 2026) of the Association. This new plan will be launched in April 2022.

Le conseil d’administration de l’Association canadienne des administrateurs municipaux (ACAM) a tenu sa réunion trimestrielle à Mont-Tremblant, au Québec, du 24 au 26 novembre 2021. Comme les réunions se tenaient en virtuel depuis mars 2020, c’était un plaisir de pouvoir se rencontrer les nouveaux membres en personne et d’assister à une séance de planification stratégique, animée par un facilitateur, pour définir les cinq prochaines années (2022 à 2026) de l’association. Le nouveau plan sera lancé en avril 2022.

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Update on 2022 CAMA Conference

The CAMA Board, the Program Sub-Committee and staff are currently working with Chris Holden (CAO for Regina) and his team on finalizing the details for the 2022 CAMA Conference taking place at the Delta Regina Hotel from May 30 to June 1, 2022. This event precedes the FCM Conference also taking place in Regina from June 2-5, 2022.

Watch for details on the release of the room block at the Delta Regina and the registration for the exhibitor tradeshow in January 2022. The Conference Program and on-line registration will follow in February 2022. Check the CAMA website for updates.

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Here's What Our Alumni Are Saying...

"My team attended as a group which meant we were able to discuss our learnings after each session. We continue to remind each other of advice we heard in the program.” Alumni Member

"Making a mid-career change into the public service requires learning a unique culture that doesn’t have parallels in the private sector and leaves one with a lot of questions. This course goes a long way towards answering many of them, even ones you would never have thought of asking.” Alumni Member

"Some of the lessons were easy for me based on experience . . . but some really helped fill in my swiss cheese gaps of knowledge. " Alumni Member

The Political Acumen Accelerator Program. Virtual Seats Available for January 2022 Intake.


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Willis Award for Innovation Nomination

Population Over 100,000

Waste Management and Education Centre

Oxford County’s Waste Management and Education Centre (WMEC) is a cutting edge, net-zero energy facility, replacing the former farmhouse office. The fully-electric building uses a solar photovoltaic system that generates as much, or more, electricity than the building consumes on a yearly basis. The building is designed with energy efficiency in mind, using 22 inches thick, rammed earth exterior walls to achieve a high performing insulation system. In addition to the heavily insulated walls, there is significant insulation below the floor and in the roof.

The building features triple-pane windows to reduce heat loss / gain while allowing natural daylight to reduce the amount of electricity required to power lighting. The building uses highly efficient HVAC equipment for heating and cooling, recovering energy from the building’s exhaust air, used to heat the incoming fresh air supply from outside.

The Education Centre features interactive displays on environmental sustainability, focused on waste diversion and renewable energy.

The WMEC is a real-world example not only of how municipal buildings can be sustainably constructed and operated, but how any building has the potential to be built and operated sustainably.

To view the entire award submission, visit the CAMA Member's Section/Awards of Excellence Best Practices (Search for Oxford County)

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Willis Award for Innovation Nomination

Population Over 100,000

City of Vaughan's Winter Maintenance Artificial Intelligence System

The City of Vaughan was the first municipality in Canada to adopt an artificial intelligence tool to apply salt to its roads throughout the winter. This tool will ensure the city is applying the right salt, at the right time, in the right amount, in the right place. Using sensors, this tool will take various factors into account — including weather models, Vaughan’s micro-climates, traffic volumes, and road temperatures, moisture and conditions — to inform road winter maintenance decisions. This innovative approach is key in keeping the road network safe, while maintaining fiscal prudence and environmental consciousness.

This technology has now been adopted across the Province of Ontario. Since the adoption of this innovative AI technology, the City has reduced salt usage by 30 per cent and saved approximately $400,000 as of February 2021. This initiative has positively impacted environmental and fiscal sustainability and, most importantly, enhanced the citizen experience.  

To view the entire award submission, visit the CAMA Member's Section/Awards of Excellence Best Practices (Search for Vaughan .)

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