A Happy New Year to all our members! I hope that you were all able to have a restful holiday. 2022 promises to be another challenging year, however I know that it will also be a successful one for you and your communities. I would like to take this opportunity to provide you with a brief note to let you know to watch for more details during the month of January on the following programs and services:
Membership Renewals. You will be receiving your membership renewal for the April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023 fiscal year by e-mail in the next two weeks. The deadline for payment is March 31, 2022 and you can do so by renewing it on line and paying by Visa or Mastercard, doing a direct deposit, or sending a cheque to the CAMA National Office.
Membership Promotion to Staff and Colleagues. CAMA also offers 50% off our already great value membership fees for the first year and are based on the population for the Primary Member and are currently just $150.00 for any additional members in your municipality. Think of which neighbouring local government leaders would benefit from access to CAMA`s resources or who in your organization is ready for leadership development. They can click here for the on-line registration link!
2022 CAMA Awards of Excellence. The call for nominations and on-line registration forms for CAMA’s Awards of Excellence will be available later this week with the deadline being February 18, 2022. This year there is a new award category called the "CAMA Collaboration Award of Excellence" to recognize partnerships and collaboration with other municipalities and external organizations. All members will receive an e-mail with the details.
Long Service Recognition Awards. CAMA's Long Service Recognition Awards Program recognizes and celebrates 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. The 10 and 15 year awards are mailed and the 20+ year awards are presented at the Annual Conference. How do you know if you are to receive an award? Staff will be generating a list of members whose records indicate that they will be eligible for service awards this year. You will be contacted in late January/early February by e-mail if you are receiving an award.
CAMA Honourary for Life Membership. The Honorary Life Membership in CAMA is an honour presented to long serving CAMA members who have made an extraordinary contribution to the field of municipal administration and to the work of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA). The nomination forms are available now on the website with a deadline of February 18th, 2022.
If you have any questions on any of the above-noted programs and services, please contact Jennifer Goodine, CAMA Executive Director at 1-866-771-2262 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of my fellow Board members and staff, I wish you and your family a safe and prosperous 2022.
We hope that you will continue to support our Association and the municipal profession and find value in your membership.