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September Asset Management Ontario Newsletter & Working Group Agenda Posted!

The September Asset Management Ontario Newsletter and Working Group Agenda has been posted. Please click on the following link to view: https://www.amontario.ca/member-resources/working-group-materials/fall2017-sept26/

With over 10 municipalities attending in person and additional online participation, we are expecting an exciting Working Group in the City of London tomorrow. See you there – we will be starting at 10AM!

Curtis
Chair, Asset Management Ontario

Save the date! September 26th, 2017

The September working group will be held September 26th, 9:30am to 3pm at the London Convention Centre (300 York St., London, Ontario).

Our agenda will include the following and more:

  • City of London’s Level of Service Framework Journey
  • Decision making and analytics aided by Assetic
  • Building capacity to meet Municipal Asset Management Planning Regulation
  • Round table discussion:
    • Lessons Learned
    • Best Practices
    • Capacity Gaps

Our working groups are free for municipal practitioners to attend. Please RSVP to leannebrannigan@amontario.ca  – Past-Chair, Asset Management Ontario to attend.

See you there!

FCM seeking Municipal Partners!!

Building Inclusive Green Municipalities is a five year, $5.8M initiative. Funding includes a $4.9M contribution from Global Affairs Canada as well as in-kind contributions from Canadian and South African municipalities.

Building Inclusive Green Municipalities’ focus:

  • Improve the capacity of South African municipal governments to support effective service delivery, inclusive local green economic growth and enhanced climate change mitigation and adaptation measures.
  • Empower women, youth and vulnerable groups, and ensure their inclusion in the political, economic and social life of their community.
  • Reduce poverty and improve climate change mitigation in targeted municipalities of the Eastern Cape Province.

To find out more and/or apply, please click on the following link: Building Inclusive and Green Municipalities Program

AGM & Workshop wrap up – Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who supported the event! It could not have been a success without you!

Materials from the event can be found at the following link: Presentations & Workshop Materials. A few items, including the work completed as part of the workshop are still to be posted, but will make their way on soon.

I’m please to announce that Sam Sidawi from City of Hamilton is our new Vice-Chair.

Over the next two years, we will be focusing on engaging municipalities and organizations across Ontario, implementation-specific workshops & training, and digging deeper through task-specific working groups covering areas such as best practice & knowledge sharing, data and decision support systems/tools, province-wide benchmarking, and confidential peer-review feedback.

Stay tuned for more updates and see you at the City of London for our next meeting in September!

AGM & Workshop Update!

We are just under a week away from the workshops and the event is shaping up to be an exciting opportunity for learning, networking and collaboration.

Registration currently includes over 80 asset management professionals from 32 municipalities including cities, regions, towns, counties and township in addition to multiple industry, academic and Provincial partners!

Registration is open until June 6th and will be available on site at the workshop.

See you there!

Annual General Meeting & AM Workshop Registration Open!

We have recently opened registration for the one day Asset Management Ontario Annual General Meeting & Asset Management Workshops.

This event will include a number of hands on workshops and seminars lead by experienced members of the industry focused on:

  • Asset Management Policies – samples of real working policies and how to write them
  • Governance – how do pull together different priorities and get your organization on board
  • Linking your asset management needs to financial planning

This will be an opportunity to explore these topics with similar organizations, share experiences and move forward collaboratively.

Click on to our AGM Page to learn more or Register Now through the link below!

Early Bird pricing is on until May 12th!

***Please note that registration for the June 6th AGM & Workshops is separate from registration on amontario.ca or as a member. As there are no membership fees, there is a cost associated with the one day event.***