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Conference Review

CAMA-FCM Conference Review 2017
For a municipality to innovate, its administration and elected council must work together to engage the community, develop buy-in, and plan for the successful implementation of its proposed innovative solution to a local problem. Each year, the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) meet in the same region of Canada to share best practices, discuss emerging challenges, and learn from successful municipal innovations. Canada’s Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) gather first at the CAMA conference, attending workshops and plenaries designed for the administrative leaders of Canada’s municipalities, both large and small. The CAMA conference is succeeded by the meeting of Canada’s mayors, city councillors and city managers at the FCM Annual Conference, which includes keynotes from federal party leaders and concurrent workshops addressing the most pressing municipal challenges. 
 
This year, the administrative and political leaders of Canada’s municipalities gathered in Canada’s Capital Region: Ottawa-Gatineau. Public Sector Digest attended both conferences to gather the strategies, successes, failures, and insights that were shared between CAOs and municipal politicians in Canada’s political capital. 
 
Click here to watch PSD's interview series with CAMA delegates. From Truro Nova Scotia to North Saanich British Columbia, PSD's Editor-in-Chief speaks with Canadian City Managers from across Canada about municipal challenges and opportunities, and lessons learned at CAMA 2017.  
 
Download the full 2017 CAMA-FCM Conference Review below.