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To join the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators please complete the on-line registration form.  Membership fees start as low as $310.00 per year for regular members (and are currently 50% off for your first year). 



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 an individual who has been a regular member and has retired from municipal administration



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

Membership fees for the year April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.  If you are joining CAMA between October 2022 and March 2023 you will not be invoiced again until March 2024:

Membership Level Regular Fee 50% off First Year

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

5,000 or less:



5,000 but less than 10,000:



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



more than 100,000:



B. Regular Member (additional):

The second and each additional member from every individual municipality:



C. Affiliate Members:

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



Consultants, business and other for-profit organizations:



D. Retired member:




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.


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, 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.


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.  
  • 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 regular members will receive 50% off our already great value membership fees for the first year!  Hear what your colleagues have to say about CAMA!

Glen Davies (Retired CAO as of October 2021):



Janice Baker (now CAO with the Region of Peel):




Tim Anderson:



Technical Advice

Focused and practical tools, tailored to municipal administrators. 



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


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.

Building better municipalities together.

Learn About Cama Membership