Awards of Excellence Program
The 2013 Awards of Excellence Program was launched on January 4, 2013.
Excellence in Municipal Administration
Each year CAMA recognizes the value of excellence and professionalism in municipal administration through the Annual Awards Program in three areas of Program Excellence. Awards are presented to local governments and their chief administrators in recognition of their creative and successful programs, projects or services.
Purpose and Objectives of Annual Awards Program
The Annual Awards Program has been designed to encourage excellence in the art of professional municipal administration. The Program Excellence Awards recognize the achievements of local governments and their chief administrators in the development and implementation of successful programs, projects or services. Success stories are circulated widely to provide CAMA members and other local government managers with new ideas that may prove useful for implementation in their milieu.
Form of Awards
Program Excellence Awards’ recipients receive a plaque at the Annual Awards Program Luncheon held during CAMA’s Annual Conference. The Awards Committee reserves the right to present a certificate to any number of submissions for program excellence deemed worthy of special recognition. Press releases are prepared by the CAMA National Office for all award winning submissions and circulated to the local media. The CAMA Board member closest to the successful community will also arrange to attend a Council meeting to make the award presentation to the Mayor and Municipal Councillors. Award winners will also be asked to submit a high resolution logo and fifteen to twenty photos of the project to be included in a video that will be shown at the Awards of Excellence luncheon taking place on May 29, 2013 at the 2013 CAMA Conference being held in Victoria, British Columbia.
Awards Evaluation Committee
The Awards Evaluation Committee evaluates the nominations submitted to CAMA’s Annual Awards Program and selects the recipients of the Program Excellence Awards. Each year the Board names a new Chair and strives to ensure that the rotation of the Chair reflects the various regions of Canada. The Chair is responsible for recruiting between three and five additional committee members with an interest in excellence in municipal administration. Committee members may be current or past members of CAMA or individuals with an interest in promoting and rewarding excellence in local government such as representatives from the professional and academic communities.