CAMA's Strategic Plan
CAMA was pleased to launch its new Strategic Plan for 2011-2016 at the 2012 Saskatoon Conference. This plan focuses on four strategic themes: Professional Development, Networking, Advocacy and Governance. I am satisfied that our activities in all of the strategic areas move us toward our vision of being “recognized nationally and internationally as the premiere Canadian organization representing municipal administrators”.
Professional Development. Ensuring that the Annual Conference will remain the premiere national professional development opportunity; best practices will be identified and promoted through discussion papers and other resources; our profession will be promoted to external organizations (i.e. schools, municipal intern programs, the media); and webinars and other educational opportunities will be provided.
Networking. Establishing and promoting the benefits of more formal relationships with international, national and provincial associations continues to be a high priority for the Board. Also, the launch of our Social Media Tools in December 2011 is a great step towards providing our members with another way to communicate through our Blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Advocacy. Ongoing efforts to advocate with the federal government on local government issues will continue. CAMA will also review legislative provisions governing municipal administration across the country. As well, we will continue to work closely with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to increase the knowledge of Councils on the role of the Chief Administrative Officer.
Governance. CAMA is in a very strong financial position, however a five year Financial Plan was developed based on the activities of the new Strategic Plan to ensure that we maintain our success.
The Board will continue to do satisfaction surveys and report back to you on a regular basis. Stay in touch with your fellow municipal administrators, provincial and territorial organizations and CAMA board representatives; let them know about local challenges and solutions.