AMANB 2016 Annual Conference & AGM
From yesterday to today, 40 years of dedication to our communities’ wellness
Professional Development and Networking Opportunities
40th AMANB Annual Conference and AGM
Congress Centre of the Acadian Peninsula, 106A Aquarium St., Shippagan, N.B.
June 8 to 10, 2016.
Download the offical 2016 AMANB Annual Conference Program Booklet
|Tuesday, June 7, 2016|
|7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.||AMANB Board Meeting|
|Wednesday, June 8, 2016|
|8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Conference Registration|
|8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.||Networking Coffee
Sponsored by Foulem Construction
|9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||
Opening Workshop #1, Municipalities and climate change: how can we adapt? by Dr. Mélanie Aubé, Coastal Zones Research Institute Inc.
The research cluster “Sustainable development of coastal areas” develops projects with environmental interests. The main developed research interests include environmental monitoring, restoring environments and mainly adaptation to climate change including risk assessment (flooding and erosion), strategic planning, identification of adaptation solutions and the feasibility/implementation of adaptations solutions for many communities in the Acadian Peninsula.
The Coastal Zones Research Institute, in collaboration with the Forum of Mayors of the Acadian Peninsula, the Regional Service Commission of the Acadian Peninsula (CSRPA) and several coastal communities, is working on developing a “Plan and actions for the Acadian Peninsula to prevent the risk of erosion and flooding linked to climate change”. This plan would include appropriate adaptation strategies and an implementation plan for all risk areas of the Peninsula.
The conference will present and discuss the following topics:
|10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||
Workshop #2 - Session: Ten Minutes of Fame
|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
Opening Remarks by Mayor Anita Savoie Robichaud, Town of Shippagan, and attendance of Region 7 Mayors – Mayor Agnès Doiron, Bas-Caraquet; Mayor Yvon Godin, Bertrand; Mayor Kevin J. Haché, Caraquet; Mayor Réginald Boudreau, Grande-Anse; Mayor Jules Haché, Lamèque; Mayor Paul-Aimé Mallet, Le Goulet; Mayor Luc Robichaud, Paquetville; Mayor Conrad Godin, Ste-Marie-St-Raphaël; Mayor Oscar Roussel, St-Isidore; Deputy Mayor Dianna May Savoie, Tracadie.
Sponsored by Regroupement des Administrateurs de la zone 7 and by the Town of Shippagan
|1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.||Workshop #3 - Conference – Municipalities : A world that needs changes, by Mr. Camille Thériault, President and CEO, Caisses populaires acadiennes.|
|2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.||
Workshop #4 - Presentation – Modernization of Property Assessment and the 2015-2020 strategy, by Mr. Charles Boulay, Executive Director, Property Assessment Services, SNB and Mr. René Landry, Director, Modernization, SNB
In September 2012, the Government of New Brunswick tabled a white paper with a view to improve New Brunswick’s property tax system. One of the key recommendation was to introduce process improvements to deal with large property assessment increases. SNB’s Property Assessment Services subsequently developed a 5 year Modernization Strategy to achieve this objective. Today, Charles Boulay and René Landry will showcase some of the key initiatives of this transformational effort.
|3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.||Refreshment Break – Trade Show, visit Exhibitors’ Booths / Networking
Sponsored by the Town of Caraquet
|3:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Municipal Advisory Corporation (MAC) Annual General Meeting|
|6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.||President Reception and barbecue
Music by Gilles St-Cyr and Firework Display by Feux d’Artifice Boréal Fireworks
Sponsored by Crandall Engineering and by NB Power
|Thursday, June 9, 2016|
|8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.||Networking Full Breakfast
Sponsored by M. Paul Jewett of Frank Cowan Company
|8:45 a.m. - 9 :00 a.m.||Meeting Room organization for the following session|
|9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.||
Workshop #5 - Cracker Barrel Session
FRENCH ROUND TABLES
#1. Asset Management: implementation
#2. Local Planning and Zoning
#3. Waste Recycling and collection
#4 a) Federal Environmental Regulations under Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), 1999
ENGLISH ROUND TABLES
# 5. Asset Management: implementation
# 6. Local Planning and Zoning
# 7. a) Municipal Records - Whose records are they from the access and privacy world?
# 8. Dialogue on Provincial Strategy for Emergency Preparedness and Resiliency
# 9. Waste Recycling and collection
#10 a) Changes in transportation safety and security: rail, road, marine and air transportation; Legislative and policy updates.
|10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||Refreshment Break – Trade Show, visit Exhibitors’ Booths / Networking
Sponsored by MQM Quality Manufacturing
|10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||AMANB Annual General Meeting (AGM)|
|12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.||
Luncheon and Networking - sponsored by the Regional Municipality of Tracadie and by St-Isidore Asphalte
40th anniversary grand prize draw (MacBook Air): compliments of Mr. Paul Jewett, Regional Manager Atlantic Canada, Frank Cowan Company Ltd.
|1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.||
Optional networking activities:
Transportation is included in prices
|6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.||Reception – at the Congress Centre|
|7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.||Banquet: Forty years are worth celebrating!
Background music by Jacques Robichaud
After banquet music by the group: Les 427
Sponsored by Assumption Life and by Caisses populaires acadiennes
|Friday, June 10, 2016|
|8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.||Networking Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by the Municipal Advisory Corporation Inc. (MAC)
|9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.||Workshop #6 - Panel – From yesterday to today: 40 years of challenges and accomplishments. Retrospective 40 years, 30 years, 20 years, 10 years.
Moderator : Réal Gervais
Panelists: Ken Harding, Dan Dionne, Marc-André Godin and Cécile Rousselle (Life member),
John Robison and Brenda Barton (two of the Founders of AMANB)
|11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Refreshment Break – Trade Show, visit Exhibitors’ Booths / Networking
Sponsored by the Municipality of Neguac
Wrap-up and evaluation
- Simultaneous interpretation provided by JCB Interpretation.
- Equipment provided by LMB Interpretation Systems & Services Inc. and the Congress Center of the Acadian Peninsula.
- A red dot identifies new members: please make them feel at home!
- For easy networking, the region number has been added.
Workshop Speakers' Biographies
Researcher Project Manager
Mélanie Aubé has expertise in forestry and the study and management of the environment. As a researcher in charge of projects of the CZRI, she develops and manages projects that address environmental issues in response to the needs of companies, institutions or communities. These needs may be at the level of impact studies, planning processes and adaptation or environmental education and touch on social as well as biological and physical aspects.
Camille Thériault was born in Baie-Sainte-Anne, New Brunswick, in February 1955. He majored in political science at the Université de Moncton and graduated with a degree in social science.
He was vice-president of corporate affairs for the United Maritimes Fishermen's Cooperative and general manager of the Kent Industrial Commission. Mr. Thériault has also been active in community affairs.
He was first elected to the New Brunswick legislative assembly in 1987 as MLA for Kent South. He served as chairperson of the public accounts committee and was a member of the standing committee on estimates.
In 1991, Mr. Thériault was re-elected and appointed to cabinet as minister of fisheries and aquaculture. He was chairperson of the select committee on representation and electoral boundaries and a member of the Board of Management cabinet committee. As well, he co-chaired the ministerial committee on creating new options.
In 1994, he was appointed minister of advanced education and labour and was also a member of the cabinet committee on policy and priorities. Re-elected in 1995, he was appointed minister of economic development and tourism. He also assumed responsibility for the Information Highway Secretariat.
In 1998, Mr. Thériault became premier of New Brunswick, serving until June 1999. He served as leader of the opposition from June 1999 until he resigned his seat in the legislature in March 2001.
He was appointed a member of the National Transportation Safety Board in 2001 and was subsequently named chairman in 2002.
Since February 9, 2004, Mr. Thériault is President and CEO of the Mouvement des caisses populaires acadiennes.
Mr. Thériault was awarded the Ordre du mérite des diplômés et des diplômées de l'Université de Moncton and is a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship from Bouctouche Rotary Club.
Mr. Thériault has received an honorary Doctorate of Business from Université de Moncton in 2008. He was also named "Personnality of the year" for 2008 by our provincial daily newspaper, L'Acadie Nouvelle. Additionally, he is featured on the list of the top 50 CEO's in Atlantic Canada by Atlantic Business Magazine in May 2009.
In 1986, Charles obtained a Diploma in General Engineering from l’Université de Moncton. In 1988, he further pursued his studies completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Sciences in Civil Engineering from l’Université de Moncton.
His working career began with the Federal Government in early 1988 as a Project Engineer with Defense Construction Canada. For the next three years, he worked in several military bases in the Atlantic Provinces.
In August 1991, he joined the New Brunswick Housing Corporation as Chief Engineer. In 1996, he assumed the responsibilities of Director of the Housing Services Branch within the department of Municipalities, Culture and Housing.
From 1996 to 2009 he has assumed several positions at the Executive Director level in various provincial departments in the area social programming.
In August 2009, Charles joined Service New Brunswick as the Executive Director of Property Assessment Services in Fredericton, NB.
In April 2016, Charles was appointed as Service New Brunswick’s Executive Director of Property Assessment Services and Registries. In his current function Charles’ responsibilities include Land, Corporate, Personal Property and Vital Statistics registries as well as maintaining his previous responsibilities in property assessment.
In 1983, he joined the Canadian Forces as an infantry officer with the Royal 22nd Regiment.
He served for 26 years in various leadership and staff positions in Canada and over 7 years abroad, mainly in Germany, Bosnia and Belgium. He retired in April 2009 having reached the rank of Lieutenant-colonel.
With Service New Brunswick, he assumed the responsibilities of Chief Rentalsman for the Province until May 2013, He subsequently transferred to Property Assessment Services ias a Regional Diirector. As of Jan 2015, he leads Property Assessment Services modernization efforts.
Updated May 31, 2016