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|Buhle Dlamini||Chuck Healy||Don MacLellan||Nancy Shaw||Joël Drolet||Phyllis Léger||David Penney|
|Brenda Knight||Christy Arseneau||Dan Dionne||Anne Caron||Amanda MacNeil||Jacques Dubé||Isabelle LeBlanc|
|BuhleDlamini||10 Minutes of Fame St. George||10 Minutes of Fame Sackville||10 Minutes of Fame Moncton||DELG
|Government Serv. IanWalsh|
|Tuesday, June 9, 2015|
|7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.||AMANB Board Meeting|
|Wednesday, June 10, 2015|
|8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Conference Registration|
|8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.||Networking Coffee|
|9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.|| Keynote Opening Session – Owning the Future
International Speaker: Buhle Dlamini
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Workshop: Ten Minutes of Fame – various municipalities
|11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Trade Show Grand Opening, visit Exhibitors’ Booths|
|12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.|| Official Opening Ceremonies and Luncheon
|1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.|| Presentations: Up-dates / question period on Provincial Programs
|2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.|| Workshop: Lifestyles Workplace and Productivity
Sponsored by TELUS
|2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||Workshop: Next Generation of Municipal Leaders|
|3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Refreshment Break – Trade Show, visit Exhibitors’ Booths / Networking - Sponsored by Municipal Advisory Corporation Inc.|
|3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.|| Workshop: What’s in it for you? Municipal Advisory Corporation Inc. (MAC), Municipalities and group insurance
|3:50 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Municipal Advisory Corporation (MAC) Annual General Meeting|
|6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.||President’s Reception|
|Thursday, June 11, 2015|
|7:30 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.||Networking Full Breakfast - Sonsored by NB Power|
|8:20 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.||Meeting Room organization for following session|
|8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.|| Workshop: Cracker Barrel Session
This session will allow participants to cover a variety of relevant and timely issues in round table discussions in a relaxed informal setting. Register for one of the following topics at the Registration Table:
Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAB)
Access and Privacy (RTIPPA)
Municipal Heritage Conservation
Procurement Act and Regulations
|9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Workshop: It’s sooner than you think! Council Orientation Panel|
|10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||Refreshment Break – Trade Show, visit Exhibitors’ Booths / Networking - Sponsored by the Village of Rexton|
|10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||AMANB Annual General Meeting (AGM)|
|12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.|| Luncheon and Networking
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Optional networking activities:
|6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.||Reception – Delta Beauséjour Hotel|
|7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.|| Banquet
|Friday, June 12, 2015|
|8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.||Networking Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.|| Workshop: Unsightly Premises
|10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||Refreshment Break – Trade Show, visit Exhibitors’ Booths / Networking|
|10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Workshop: Crisis Communication: From Planning to Engagement|
|12:00 p.m.– 12:15 p.m.|| Final Draw - Passport Bulletin
Wrap-up and Evaluation
- Simultaneous interpretation provided by JCB Interpretation.
- Equipment provided by LMB Interpretation Systems & Services Inc.
Changes to name tags:
- A red dot identifies new members: please make them feel at home!
- For easy networking, the region number has been added.
Workshop Speakers Biographies
Buhle Dlamini is an International Speaking Consultant with a consulting business based in Canada as well as South Africa. Born and raised in the Rural Village of Hlabisa, in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, Buhlebethu (Buhle) Dlamini has risen and beaten the odds to become one of the top South Africans in People and Social Development today. Buhle now lives with his family in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. He has proven himself in the youth development field, business, public speaking, media and social entrepreneurship. His resume is just over a decade of professional work speaks for itself. As a speaker Buhle never ceases to deliver a gripping and memorable experience with his genuine sense of humour, smile and great content.
A native New Brunswicker, and following graduating from University of New Brunswick, Chuck worked outside the Province for many years with consumer packaged goods companies such as Molson, and Campbell’s Soup Company. He spent a number of years in start-up companies where he found his true passion working in the tech industry. This love is what brought him back to New Brunswick in 2013 where he is now responsible for the Public Sector market in the Province for TELUS Business Solutions.
Don MacLellan is the Assistant City Manager for the City of Moncton and currently has responsibility for Planning, Development and Protective Services. Prior to this, he was responsible for Corporate Policy, Programs and Legislative Services. He has held a variety of other positions with the City since 1991.
Don began acquiring local government experience in 1981 with The City of Calgary, holding a variety of positions within the Engineering Department there. He has also had banking and road construction experience in the private sector.
Nancy Shaw began her career working as Clerk for the village of Bristol but when Florenceville and Bristol amalgamated in 2008 she was appointed CAO/Clerk for the new municipality. Nancy represents Region 2 as a member on the Board of Directors, a member of the Education Committee and has been a CAMA member since 2010. When CAMA approached the AMA to form a partnership for the development of a Communications and Marketing Strategy, Nancy was asked to sit on the Steering Committee for this project.
Joël is a high-achieving entrepreneur and a seasoned veteran when it comes to employee benefits and financial services with over 20 years’ experience. He’s the President & CEO of Services Financiers Goguen Champlain Financial Services Inc. Joël started his career in the management of an insurance company where he quickly moved up through the ranks of the organisation. Joël is a results oriented professional who has built a reputation of listening to the needs of his clients and their employees and providing rational common sense solutions.
Phyllis has been in the industry since 1989 when she started her career in a large insurance company. She’s been a partner with Services Financiers Goguen Champlain Financial Services since January 2013, account executive for four years, and vice president since May 2014. Her approach and analytical skills have helped clients expand their coverage while maximizing their financial investments. Phyllis was just recently named a Worldwide Branding Executive of the Year in Insurance & Financial Services.
David Penney has been working in the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) field for 20 years. Since 2001, David has operated throughout Atlantic Canada serving such organizations as Irving Oil, McCain Foods, CBC, the Cities of Saint John, Moncton and Halifax Regional Municipality, as a small example, and many more. In his position as Account Executive with Homewood Health, David leads a large department of professional all of whom, are dedicated to the endeavor of providing services that deal with Mental Health on a National scope.
Brenda’s work experience has varied over the past twenty-nine years in New Brunswick local government. She started her municipal career in 1986 when she was appointed Acting Town Manager, Secretary/Treasurer for the Town of Nackawic. In 1990 Brenda was appointed Assistant Town Clerk for the Town of Oromocto. After serving 11 years with the Town, she was hired as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Town of St. Stephen, a position she held until 2005.
In 2005 Brenda accepted the role of Municipal Advisory Officer with the Province of New Brunswick, and worked side by side with the Mayor and Councils of many municipalities in New Brunswick, especially during their orientation after the Quadrennial Election, focusing on their training on roles and responsibilities. While working with the Department of Local Government, she contributed to the “Local Government Resource Manual”, a web-based resource manual for both elected and appointed municipal officials.
Brenda served in the role as the President of the Association of Municipal Administrators of New Brunswick from 2000 – 2002; as the Department of Local Government’s representative on the Association of Municipal Administrators (AMANB) Board of Directors, AMANB Education Committee and the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick/AMANB Conflict Resolution Committee.
Since 2010 Brenda serves as City Clerk of the City of Fredericton, with duties as described under the provisions of the Municipalities Act of the Province of New Brunswick. In 2011 she was further appointed as Head of the Public Body (City of Fredericton) under the prescribed duties of the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Province of New Brunswick.
Christy joined the Town of Dalhousie as CAO in late 2007, just two weeks before the announcement of the AbitibiBowater paper mill closure. What she had imagined to be a growth opportunity of moving from federal to municipal government ended up being a crash course in crisis management. Since joining the Town, she has overseen major re-structuring and re-aligning of the Town’s operations to adapt to the post-industrial economy. Part of that work had a significant impact on the procedures of Council, and for which Dalhousie was recognised with the CAMA Willis Award for Innovation in 2010.
Prior to joining the Town of Dalhousie, Christy held various policy-oriented positions with Natural Resources Canada on aboriginal and community forestry, climate change, and corporate planning. She also supported a Federal-Provincial-Territorial Task Force and co-authored papers for the United Nations Forum on Forests.
Christy holds a Master’s degree in Urban Forestry from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management from the University of New Brunswick, and NACLAA Levels I and II from Dalhousie University.
Dan has been employed by the Village of Perth-Andover for the past 27 years. He started as the Director of Recreation and Community Development and has been the Chief Administrative Officer for the past 15 years. Dan has been a AMANB board member, education committee member, and held the positions of past president for the NB Recreation & Parks Association, NB Municipal Electric Utility Association, and the Perth-Andover Chamber of Commerce. As the EMO Coordinator for the past 15 years, Dan has had the challenge of activating the municipal Emergency Operation Centre on several occasions.
Anne Caron is a solicitor with the City of Moncton Legal Department. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Université de Moncton (1997), as well as a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (2000) from UdeM also. She articled with the City of Moncton and was admitted to the Bar in 2001. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the New Brunswick Law Society, as well as the Moncton Area Lawyers Association. Her line of work consists mostly in legal document drafting, real property law, and providing legal advice and assistance to municipal departments and City Council on a broad range of municipal matters.
Amanda has been employed with the City of Moncton for 15 years. Born and raised in Moncton, she began working for the city in 2000 as the first by-law enforcement officer within the Building Inspection Department.
In 2006, she became the by-law enforcement coordinator working under the umbrella of Community Safety Services. This capacity involved working on a variety of enforcement files, a large part were unsightly premises complaints.
In 2014, she took the position of Director of By-Law Enforcement, a newly formed department within city hall.
She is an active member of the Atlantic Bylaw Enforcement Officer’s Association previously holding the position of Vice President and most recently elected President in 2014.
Jacques Dubé has over 30 years of senior-level experience at all 3 levels of government: municipal, provincial and federal. He served 7 years as Municipal Services Representative for Gloucester County in NB; 5 years as Town Manager in St. Andrews, NB; 5 years as the first President of the Greater Fredericton Economic Development Corporation serving 14 municipalities; 5 years as a Deputy Minister with the Province of NB; and over 3 years as Chief of Staff, based in Ottawa, to the Federal Minister of Veterans Affairs and Regional Minister for NB. He has served on numerous boards and committees throughout his career including Chairman of the NB Industrial Development Board; Director of the Regional Development Corporation; Director of Provincial Holdings Ltd.; Chairman of the Deputy Minister’s Committee on Information and Telecommunications Technologies; Secretary-Treasurer and Founding Director of the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation; Director of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation; and Commissioner of the NB Lotteries Commission.
He was appointed City Manager of the City of Moncton in August 2009.
Isabelle’s academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts – Major in Information–Communication with a Minor in Marketing from l’Université de Moncton. Prior to this, she spent two years studying Communications at the University of Ottawa.
Isabelle developed her skills as a journalist and an assistant producer with La Société Radio-Canada where she worked in both radio and television. She went on to work at Hawk Communications Inc., Enterprise Greater Moncton, the City of Dieppe, and Mount Allison University. Throughout her career, she has gained extensive experience in the marketing, public relations and communications fields.
Isabelle is currently director of Corporate Communications at the City of Moncton, a position she has held since September 2013.