AMANB 2017 Annual Conference & AGM

41st AMANB Annual Conference and AGM
Delta Brunswick Hotel, 39 King Street, Saint John, N.B.
June 7 to 9, 2017.


Preliminary Program

Please note:     Time and sessions are subject to change. Information to be completed.

Presented by

(Official Presenter to be confirmed) 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Pre-Conference Professional Development:

Session A – Municipal Clerks Training at the Brunswick Delta Hotel;
In English: led by Brenda Knight (Thomas Everett Award Recipient) and Melanie MacDonald (Fredericton);

In French: led by Suzanne Coulombe (Saint-Quentin) and Marc Michaud (Edmundston).

Session B – Excel Training at the City of Saint John IT Training Room.
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

AMANB Board of Directors: Meeting and Supper, Delta Brunswick

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Conference Registration

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Networking Coffee.
Sponsored by

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Opening Workshop #1
Emerging Energy Issues & Their Impact on NB Municipalities, by Colleen Mitchell, Atlantica Centre for Energy

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Workshop #2 – Session: Ten Minutes of Fame
Opportunity for members to share an initiative and best practices in their municipality.

  • Town of Quispamsis : Telus Cup
  • Town of Rothesay: Common Project, People’s Choice Winner
  • City of Saint John: One stop shop
  • City of Campbellton: Restigouche River Experience Centre
  • City of Bathurst: 2018 AMANB Annual Conference Host Region
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Trade Show Grand Opening, visit Exhibitors’ Booths and the Mezzanine Walk of Fame, Poster-board presentations to share successful activities and to network

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Official Opening Ceremonies and Luncheon
- Traditional Territorial Acknowledgement

Opening Remarks by Minister Serge Rousselle (to be confirmed)
Attendance of Region 4 Mayors:

Sponsored by
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1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Workshop #3 – Keynote Speaker
Your municipality, disruptors wanted, by David Alston, Chief Entrepreneur in Residence for NB Government
Sponsored by

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Presentations by the Province of NB: Actual Up-dates / question period

  • The Local Governance Act & Community Planning Act: changes and what they mean for municipalities
  • Asset Managements: provincial role/assistance
  • RTIPPA – Bill 59 amendments:  Joanne Fletcher, NB Chief Information Access and Privacy Officer
2:45 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.

AMANB Lead Files:

  • CAMA Partnership: “Local Government. Making life Happen. Every Day” campaign/toolkit;
  • Professional Certification;
  • Conflict Management Facilitators Group in a Culture of Peer Support;
  • Mentorship Program
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Refreshment BreakTrade Show, visit Exhibitors’ Booths / Networking and
Mezzanine Walk of Fame
Sponsored by
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3:45 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Speaker  presented by the Municipal Advisory Corporation (MAC) -

4:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Annual General Meeting of the Municipal Advisory Corporation (MAC)

6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

President Reception and buffet
Marco Polo Room, Cruise Terminal, 333 Water Street
Music by Tomato/tomato Band
Sponsored by
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Casual Attire

Thursday, June 8, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Networking Full Breakfast
Sponsored by
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8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Meeting Room organization for the following session: individual break-out 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Workshop #4 - 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 Safety: Improving Communication with Municipalities
  • The role of culture and heritage within a municipality
  • Climate Innovation Program and Asset Management Program for Municipalities by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)
  • CI Initiative and embedding a culture of continuous improvement within a municipal work environment
  • Security information and Point Lepreau by NB Power
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break – Trade Show, visit Exhibitors’ Booths / Networking and
Mezzanine Walk of Fame
Sponsored by
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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
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1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Optional Networking activities:

  1. Golf (9-hole) –  Rockwood Park Golf Course, Sandy Point Road, Saint John
  2. NB Museum Guided Tour
  3. Gallery Hop and Historical Tour
  4. Wellbeing: Massage package – Element 5 Spa - (15% Off Coupon)
  5. Fire Training Centre – site visit and team showcase. Hands-on experience - (Transportation Fee to be determined)

See descriptions. (coming soon)

6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Reception – at the Delta Brunswick Hotel
Business Attire.

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Rogers Communications
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Friday, June 9, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 8 :45 a.m.

Networking Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by
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8:45 a.m. – 9 :30 a.m.

Workshop #5
Four Pillars of Open Government: Open Information, Open Data, Open Dialogue, Open Collaboration
, by the City of Saint John.

9 :30 a.m. – 10 :15 a.m.

Workshop #6
Disaster and Emergency Management - Why is your community not prepared? by Michael Carr,Manager SJEMO, Platoon Chief SJDF, City of Saint John

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break – Trade Show, visit Exhibitors’ Booths / Networking and Mezzanine Walk of Fame
Sponsored by  
See Menu.

10:45 a.m.- 11 :45 a.m.

Workshop #7 – Closing Keynote Speaker
Workplace wellness –  Three Mistakes Professionals make that keep them stressed, overwhelmed and frustrated at work, by Monique Gallie, Bien-être Gallie Wellness

11 :45 a.m.- 12 :15 p.m.

- Wrap-up and Evaluation

- Passport Bulletin Draw and Final Draw

You have to be in attendance to win!

Revised April 20, 2017


Language Arrangements:
Simultaneous interpretation provided by JCB Interpretation.
Equipment provided by PSAV®, Delta Hotel provider.

Name tags: A red dot identifies new members: please make them feel at home!


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