Professional Municipal Administrators


Professional Municipal Administrators [PMA] is a professional organization composed of municipal administrators, town/city managers, town/city clerks, and department heads who are committed to improving the quality of administration in local government in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Its mission is to enhance and promote professional management and leadership excellence in local government through professional development, the exchanging of ideas and information, for the continued recognition of PMA as an authority on municipal government.

Our Strategic Plan
The Stategic Plan that the Board of Directors has developed
to guide and direct decisions and actions from 2012 to 2014.
Strategic Plan - 2012-2014

Our Vision - that Municipal Administrators are recognized as qualified professionals
who facilitate the delivery of efficient and accountable local government services


To enhance and promote professional management and leadership excellence in local Government through education, the exchanging of ideas and information, leading to the recognition of PMA as an authority of Municipal Government.



Professional Municipal Administrators [PMA] has been active since 1972 (under the name the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Municipal Administrators [NLAMA] until 2009.) It is dedicated to preserving and advancing excellence in municipal administration in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Today, we are a growing and progressive organization with a very bright future! Our focus is on the professional development of administrators through established professional standardized training, partnership, and sharing.



Our Association has undergone a Strategic Planning Process, and as a result we have set a number of objectives:

•    Enhance and promote the professional status of all aspects of municipal administrators.

•    Foster a better understanding of all aspects of municipal administrators.

•    Promote an educational program for all municipal administrators in the Province.

•    Work in partnership with organizations which have the objective of betterment of municipal government.

•    Create a greater awareness in the general public of the benefits of municipal government.

Strategic Plan

The Stategic Plan that the Board of Directors has developed to guide and direct decisions and actions from 2012 to 2014.

Strategic Plan 2016-2021

Constitution & By-Laws

The Constitution and By-Laws of Professional Municipal Administrators [PMA] were revised in April 2015. Click below for a downloadable and printable copy as a PDF.

Constitution - Revised, April 2015

Past-Presidents 1971-2015

1971 - 1972
President: Arthur Colbourne

President: Peter Barnes

1973 - 1974
President: Grant Hiscock

President: Robert Reid

President: John Warren

President: Frank Power

President: Donald Walsh

President: Harry Harding

President: Ed Snow

President: Keith Warren
President: Lew Holloway

President: Levi Davis

President: Gerard Lewis

President: Mike Pinsent

President: Dennis Kelly

President: Rodney Cumby

President: Wayne Rose

2008 - 2009
President: David Strong

President: Derrick Bragg


Board & Staff


Brian Peckford - President
Town Manager - Town of Lewisporte
PO Box 219, Lewisporte, NL AoG 3A0
Tel: 535-2737 Fax: 535-2695 Cell: 541-1999 

Nigel Black - Vice President
CAO - Town of Bay Roberts 
P.O. Box 114, Bay Roberts, NL A0A 1G0
Tel: 786-2126 Fax: 786-2128 Cell: 683-2845

Dawn Chaplin - Avalon Director/Acting Treasurer 
Town of Torbay P.O. Box 1160 Torbay, NL A1K 1K4
Tel: 437-6532 Ext. 227 Fax: 437-1309 Cell: 697-0983

Vida Greening - Eastern Director
Town Clerk/Manager- Town of Port Blandford P.O. Box 70 Port Blandford, NL A0C 2G0
Tel:543-2170  Fax:543-2153  Cell: 427-6200

Jeanie Stokes - Central Director
Town Clerk/Manager, Town of Lumsden
P.O. Box 100 Lumsden, NL A0G 3E0
Tel: 530-2309 Fax: 530-2144 Cell: 536-7191

Paula Snook-Randell - Western Director
Town Manager - Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm
P.O. Box 10 Roddickton, NL A0K 4P0
Tel: 457-2413 Fax: 457-2663 Cell: 457-7302

Karen Jennings - Labrador Director
Town Clerk/Director of Finance - Town of Wabush
P.O. Box 190 Wabush, NL A0R 1B0
Tel: 282-5696  Fax: 282-5142

Krista Parsons - Executive Director
Tel: 709-726-6405 Fax: 709-726-6408



Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program

Mentoring is a collaborative partnership in which a senior administrator provides guidance, advice, and encouragement to one with less experience.  The Mentee is accountable for drawing out what he/she needs and wants, while the Mentor is accountable for giving knowledge and support when requested.  We are hoping this endeavour proves to be more than just answering occasional questions, but an ongoing relationship of learning, dialog, and professional development.

PMA has compiled a list of senior administrators who are willing to become mentors.  In a sector where there is a large turnover of staff, new clerks are often faced with challenges and wonder where to turn.  We want to be able to provide them with a contact of someone they may ask specific questions to, or even visit your town office and see how you operate on a daily basis.

This is how the process works:

1.  Any new administrators looking to be mentored are encouraged to call the PMA office at 726-6405.

2.  A committee will review the list of Mentors to determine those available in that particular region, and best suited to meet the needs of the Mentee.

3.  PMA will act as the organizer and make arrangements for both parties to talk and/or meet.  (Please be advised that any costs incurred will be the responsibility of the Mentee.)

4.  PMA will encourage a continued relationship of ongoing dialogue and learning.


Board Meeting Information


Oct. 27, 2015

Sept. 14, 2015

June 18-19, 2015

March 5, 2015

DRAFT Minutes Annual General Meeting April 22 2016

Minutes - June 23-24 2016

Minutes - March 3 2016

Minutes - Sept. 28 2016

Minutes - June 15 2017

Minutes - Oct 4 2017


Membership Fee Structure 2018

Population              Fee

0-2000                    $ 168.30

2001-4500              $ 370.25

4501-9999              $ 639.55

10,000 +                 $ 908.80



PMA Constitution & By-Laws

News & Updates

PMA Training Session & Membership Meeting

Clarenville Inn, Friday, Feb. 16 9 am – 3 pm

Professional Municipal Administrators

460 Torbay Road
St. Johns, NL A1A 5J3
Tel : (709)726-6405
Fax : (709)726-6408
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