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CAMA Presents Long Service Recognition Awards for 2023

A total of eighty-nine (89) municipal administrators from across Canada have been recognized by the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) with the Association’s 2023 Long Service Recognition Awards.

The awards for 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service were presented at a luncheon held as part of CAMA’s national conference taking place in Huntsville, Ontario at the Deerhurst Resort for those that were able to be in attendance.   

Four Chief Administrative Officers will be recognized for 40-years of service at the CAMA President’s Dinner to be held on May 31.  They include:

Jim Puffalt, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Moose Jaw, SK (retired May 8, 2023)
Robert Jorgensen, Chief Administrative Officer for the Municipal District of Fairview No. 136, AB
Ivan Bruneau, Chief Administrative Officer, Rural Municipality of Victoria, MB
Joe Creron, Chief Administrative Officer for the District of Peachland, BC

“I am really pleased that we are able to recognize so many professional municipal administrators with long service awards,” said Bev Hendry, President of CAMA and Chief Administrative Officer for the Township of West Lincoln, ON.  “It is indeed a rewarding career and these individuals are a great resource to assist the next generation of leaders in our profession.”

Letters of congratulations and recognition pins were also mailed to municipal administrators having completed 10 and 15 years of municipal service in March 2023.

The breakdown of 2023 Long Services Awards is as follows:  Ten Years of Service – 37 awards; Fifteen Years of Service – 20 awards; Twenty Years of Service – 10 awards; Twenty-Five Years of Service – 8 awards; Thirty Years of Service – 9 awards; Thirty Five Years of Service – 5 awards; and, Forty Years of Service – 4 awards.   For a complete list of the recipients, visit the CAMA website.

CAMA’s Long Service Recognition Awards program, is based on the number of years of full-time, paid employment in a local government in a management capacity, either as a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) or reporting directly to a CAO.  The Awards are granted after ten years of service and are then given in five-year increments.


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