Professional Municipal Administrators

About

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

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

 

OUR PAST AND PRESENT

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.

 

ASSOCIATION OBJECTIVES

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

1972-1973
President: Peter Barnes

1973 - 1974
President: Grant Hiscock

1974-1976
President: Robert Reid

1976-1978
President: John Warren

1978-1981
President: Frank Power

1981-1984
President: Donald Walsh

1984-1986
President: Harry Harding

1986-1988
President: Ed Snow

1988-1990
President: Keith Warren
1990-1991
President: Lew Holloway

1991-1993
President: Levi Davis

1993-1998
President: Gerard Lewis

1998-2000
President: Mike Pinsent

2000-2002
President: Dennis Kelly

2002-2006
President: Rodney Cumby

2006-2008
President: Wayne Rose

2008 - 2009
President: David Strong

2009-2015
President: Derrick Bragg

 

Board & Staff

BOARD OF DIRECTORS - 2016-2017

Brian Peckford - President
Town Manager - Town of Lewisporte
PO Box 219, Lewisporte, NL AoG 3A0
Tel: 535-2737, Fax: 535-2695, Cel: 541-1999 
Email: brian@lewisportecanada.ca

Nigel Black - Vice President
CAO - Town of Bay Roberts 
P.O. Box 114, Bay Roberts, NL A0A 1G0
Tel: 786-2126 Fax: 786-2128, Cel: 683-2845
Email: nblack@town.bayroberts.nf.ca

Tony Pollard -Treasurer
Director, Financial Operations
Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s 1119 Thorburn Road PCSP, NL A1M 1T6
Tel: 895-8000 ext 231, Fax: 895-3780, Cel: 687-0009
Email: Tony.Pollard@pcsp.ca

Dawn Chaplin - Avalon Director 
CAO
Town of Torbay P.O. Box 1160 Torbay, NL A1K 1K4
Tel: 437-6532 Ext. 227, Fax: 437-1309 Cell: 697-0983
Email: dchaplin@torbay.ca

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, Cel: 427-6200
Email:vgreening@nf.aibn.com

Jeanie Stokes - Central Director
Town Clerk/Manager, Town of Lumsden
P.O. Box 100 Lumsden, NL A0G 3E0
Tel: 530-2309, Fax: 530-2144, Cel: 536-7191
Email: townoflumsden@nf.aibn.com

Curtis Richards - Western Director
Town Manager - Town of St. Anthony
P.O. Box 430 St. Anthony, NL A0K 4S0
Tel: 454-3453, Fax: 454-4154, Cel: 454-7227
Email: clrichards@nf.aibn.com

Cathy Etsell Labrador Director
Town Clerk - Town of Labrador City
P.O. Box 280 Labrador City, NL A2V 2K5
Tel: 944-4028, Fax: 944-6353, Cel: 280-4004
Email: townclerk@labradorcity.ca


 

 

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

Minutes

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

Membership

Membership Fee Structure 2017

Population              Fee

0-2000                    $ 168.30

2001-4500              $ 370.25

4501-9999              $ 639.55

10,000 +                 $ 908.80

 

 

PMA Constitution & By-Laws

2016 Corporate Membership Application

Membership Survey August 2016

News & Updates

Core Program Modules

First Advanced Module on MUNICIPAL LAW to be offered as a Pre-Convention Session on April 4 & 5, Hotel Gander. Details to follow.

Professional Municipal Administrators

460 Torbay Road
St. Johns, NL A1A 5J3
Tel : (709)726-6405
Fax : (709)726-6408
Email : ex.dir@nlama.ca