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Cory Bellmore, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Dawson, YT was elected President of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) during the Association’s Annual General Meeting held virtually on May 31, 2022.  

She is the CAMA Representative for the Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory and Nunavut and becomes the Association’s first-ever First Nations President.

Bellmore most recently served as CAMA’s First Vice-President. She follows outgoing CAMA National President Jack Benzaquen, City Manager for the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC in leading the 650-member national organization of senior municipal management professionals for the coming year.

“I am very proud to represent the CAO profession across Canada, and especially in the northern part of the country, by serving as the CAMA National Board President,” said Bellmore. “During my term, I look forward to continuing with the direction outlined in CAMA’s five-year Strategic Plan. With things settling down from the pandemic, and everybody craving human interaction again, I am especially looking forward to seeing our members in person at our 2023 Annual Conference.” 

Bellmore joined the City of Dawson, YT as their Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) in March 2018, after leaving her post as CAO for the Village of Carmacks; a position she had started in 2006. Since 2003, she has served as a director for the Carmacks Development Corporation. 

Prior to entering the world of municipal administration, Bellmore served a term on Council for the Village of Carmacks. Her career in public service began shortly after Little Salmon Carmacks First Nations signing of Land Claims and Self Government. As a Director of Finance and Administration for LSCFN, she learned about, and helped build, a local government structure.

She was recognized for her contributions to municipal government in 2009 from the Association of Yukon Communities with the annual Municipal Employee Award of Excellence. She has also represented Yukon communities on the renegotiation and restructuring of the annual territorial grant for municipalities, as well as the review and updating of the Yukon Government Municipal Act. 

In 2001, Bellmore received a BComm from the Hayskane School of Business, University of Calgary. She earned an Arts and Science Certificate from Mount Royal College in 1999.  

She is a proud citizen of the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation and belongs to the crow clan (Hanjet). Bellmore and her family love living in the Yukon, learning and teaching traditional culture and values, as well as enjoying the amazing wilderness.

Bellmore joined the CAMA Board in 2017 as the first representative for the Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory and Nunavut. She became Treasurer in 2019, Second Vice-President in 2020, and First Vice-President in 2021. She currently chairs the Membership Committee and has been a member of the Conference Committee, Communications Committee and the Policy Taskforce over the past five years.

Two new municipal administrators joined the national board at the AGM: Rodney Cumby, City Manager for the City of Corner Brook, NL and CAMA Representative for Newfoundland and Labrador; as well as, Raffaelle Di Stasio, City Manager, City of Montreal West, QC and CAMA Representative for Québec. The 2022-2023 CAMA Board of Directors includes:


Cory Bellmore, President, CAMA Representative for Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory and Nunavut / CAO for the City of Dawson, YT 

Beverly Hendry, First Vice-President, CAMA Member-At-Large for Municipalities with a Population Under 100,000 / CAO for the Township of West Lincoln, ON

Tony Kulbisky, Second Vice-President, CAMA Representative for Alberta / CAO for the Town of Devon, AB

Brenda Orchard, Treasurer, CAMA Representative for Ontario / CAO, County of Lennox & Addington, ON

Jack Benzaquen, Past President / City Manager, City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC

Rodney Cumby, CAMA Representative for Newfoundland and Labrador / City Manager, City of Corner Brook, NL

Mike Dolter, CAMA Representative for Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island / CAO, Town of Truro, NS

Marc Melanson, CAMA Representative for New Brunswick / City Manager, City of Dieppe, NB

Raffaelle Di Stasio, CAMA Representative for Québec / City Manager, Town of Montreal West, QC

Gary Kent, CAMA Member-At-Large for a Municipality with a Population Over 100,000 / Chief Financial Officer/Commissioner of Corporate Services, Region of Peel, ON

Jamie Paik, CAMA Representative for Manitoba & Saskatchewan / CAO, Town of Langham, SK

Vincent Lalonde, CAMA Representative for British Columbia, City Manager for the City of Surrey, BC

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Raffaelle Di Stasio, City Manager for the Town of Montreal West, QC has joined the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA). She was acclaimed as the CAMA representative for Québec during the Association’s Annual General Meeting held virtually on May 31, 2022.


Di Stasio became a lawyer in 2011 after completing her legal internship at the Town Clerk and Urban Planning Office of the City of Amqui, QC. She then became Director General of the municipalities of Sainte-Florence in 2012, Saint-Patrice-de-Sherrington in 2014 and the Town of Montreal West in 2017. The demographic size of the towns she managed vary from 400 to 6,000 citizens.  

She also has expertise in governance and volunteer work, following various experiences being involved in her community over the years. She was recently elected President of the Board of Directors of the Société pour l'Action, l'Éducation et la Sensibilisation Environnementale de Montréal (SAESEM), a non-profit organization whose mission is to implement structuring and innovative environmental projects aimed at protecting the environment and improving the quality of life of Montrealers. 


Since 2018, she has been an active member of Concertation Montréal's Young Women Leaders Network, which aims to be a network of mutual support and exchange with the objectives of creating a community of practice, fostering the development of its members and encouraging the participation of women in governance.  


In 2020, Di Stasio was elected vice-president of the Association des Directeurs Généraux Municipaux du Québec (ADGMQ). She has been actively involved in the creation of a three-part web series produced by the ADGMQ on the profession of municipal general manager.


“In my opinion, the sharing of knowledge and best practices among municipal administrators is essential in improving the quality of municipal governance,” said Di Stasio. “I look forward to actively contributing to the enhancement of the profession and offering CAMA a perspective from the Québec members and serving all CAMA members across Canada.”

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Rodney Cumby, City Manager for the City of Corner Brook, NL has joined the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA). He was acclaimed as the CAMA representative for Newfoundland and Labrador during the association’s annual general meeting held virtually on May 31, 2022.

He is no stranger to the national stage of municipal government administration, having previously served three years on the CAMA Board as the representative for Newfoundland and Labrador from 2015 to 2018.  

The City of Corner Brook is the regional hub for commerce, government, education and healthcare for the western portion of the island.  

He is passionate about municipal government, with 24 years of experience, starting as the Clerk/Manager in his hometown of Pouch Cove in 1998. Prior to Corner Brook, he served as the Chief Administrative Officer with the towns of Torbay and Paradise, as well as Executive Manager of Operations and Development in the City of Lloydminster, Alberta.

In his roles, he has been fortunate to lead award winning municipal teams. Drawing on significant experience in both small and large communities, he is known as a strategic thinker who builds networks to get things done. He has been instrumental in forging partnerships with government, business and residents for many significant projects.

Cumby has been a sector leader in Newfoundland and Labrador, having served fifteen years on the Executive of the Newfoundland’s Professional Municipal Administrators including four years as President. During this period, he sat on numerous committees including the TRIO Pension and Benefits Board and the Municipal Assessment Agency.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University, has studied negotiation skills from the University of Alberta, and has participated in many other professional development seminars and courses in his 24-year tenure.


“I look forward to returning as a member of the Board of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators,” said Cumby. “I am honoured to be part of such a well-respected and professional Board of Directors and will strive to help the organization with my expertise, experience and knowledge. I look forward to working with my fellow colleagues from across Canada in giving advice and improving the quality of municipal government as I represent Newfoundland and Labrador. This truly is an exciting opportunity.”

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