HOW TO JOIN CAMA

To join the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators please complete the on-line registration form.  Membership fees start as low as $270.00 per year (and are currently 50% off for your first year). 

CAMA also enjoys a close working relationship with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).  Through our affiliation agreement, CAMA members can join ICMA at a substantially reduced rate of $135 (US dollars) per person, an average savings of $800.  To participate in this discounted ICMA membership offer, visit the ICMA website at http://www.icma.org, or go directly to the International Application form to download the application and mail it directly to ICMA. It is important that you note on the ICMA application that you are a CAMA member.

View testimonials from other CAMA members outlining how ICMA has played a vital role in their career, and how it can be professionally (and personally) rewarding to everyone in local government management.  Our recent video also provides an overview of CAMA's partnership with ICMA and its many benefits.

 

TYPES OF CAMA MEMBERSHIP

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP:  Open to individuals working in the field of municipal administration as:

  • a City Manager, Town Manager, Chief Administrative Officer, Commissioner or such position which acts in the chief or head administrative capacity for a Canadian municipality; or
  • a senior management position in the administration of a Canadian municipality which reports directly to a person as described above.

AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP:  Open to individuals not employed in municipal administration but work closely with municipal administrators in either the government or non-profit sector or who work in the private sector.

RETIRED MEMBERSHIP:  Open to anyone who has worked in municipal administration, who has been a CAMA regular member for at least ten years and who is currently retired from municipal administration

 

CAMA MEMBERSHIP FEES

As a special offer you will receive 50% off our already great value membership fees for the first year!.

Membership fees for the year April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.  If you are joining CAMA between October 2017 and March 2018 you will not be invoiced again until March 2019:

Membership Level Regular Fee 50% off First Year

A. Regular Member (primary): For municipalities with a population of:

5,000 or less:

  $270

  $135

5,000 but less than 10,000:

  $475

  $237.50

10,000 or more but less than 100,000:

  $635

  $317.50

more than 100,000:

  $955

  $477.50

B. Regular Member (additional):

The second and each additional member from every individual municipality:

  $270

  $135

C. Affiliate Members:

Government, association, institutional & other not-for-profit organizations:

  $270

  $135

Consultants, business and other for-profit organizations:

  $525

  $262.50

D. Retired member:

Rate:

  $100

  $50

Please note that all the above categories include the option of joining ICMA:

To join ICMA:

 $135 USD

 

Please note that you must be a CAMA member before receiving the ICMA discounted membership rate.

 

Why Join CAMA?

Professional Development You’re Looking For

  • Member rate on the Annual Conference featuring world-class, expert speakers, and unparalleled learning opportunities tailored to Canadian municipal administrators.  We design our program to respond to your interests, whether you’re a newly minted CAO or a well-seasoned veteran.  Check out the latest planning news for our Fredericton Conference here.
  • Gain insight into issues that matter across Canada, and have a voice.  We focus on emerging issues and best practices to keep you ahead of the curve.
  • Build relationships and build your career.
  • Network with peers from across the country, there is a broad range of experience to draw from.  (Have a challenge? Someone has faced something similar before!)
  • Webinars in partnership with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

As a special offer you will receive 50% off our already great value membership fees for the first year!  Hear what your colleagues have to say about CAMA!

 

Technical Advice

Focused and practical tools, tailored to municipal administrators. 

Examples:

  • Infrastructure Canada Position Paper
  • CAO Employment Contract
  • CAO Performance Evaluation Toolkit

 

Stay Informed

  • Looking for a change in your career?  CAMA National Job Scene e-mail broadcast is the go-to place for CAO job openings.  Members also receive a discount for job postings.
  • Bi-weekly newsletter keeps you on top of Association activities, services and opportunities for the Canadian CAO;
  • A significant discount on membership in ICMA.

 

Recognition For Your Efforts

  • Awards Program - receive national and international recognition for innovations.
  • Long Services Awards Program that recognizes and celebrates CAMA members’ dedication to public service and municipal management.

 

Power to Chart the Course of the Organization

As a regular member of CAMA, you can vote on organization business and influence the way we serve our members.