Fredericton, NB (May 31, 2018) – Brenda Orchard, Chief Administrative Officer for Lennox and Addington County, ON, has been elected to the board of directors for the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA). She was elected as the CAMA Board Representative for Ontario during the association’s annual general meeting, held on May 29, 2017 at CAMA’s national conference in Fredericton, NB.
The Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) is a national, non-profit association dedicated to improving municipalities across Canada. Membership is open to all Chief Administrative Officers / City Managers and any person employed in a senior management position that reports directly to a CAO. With a membership of over 600 senior municipal employees, from all parts of Canada, CAMA collectively represents more than 70% of the nation’s population.
“I am privileged to serve on the Board of Directors for CAMA as the Ontario representative,” said Ms. Orchard. “CAMA not only provides educational and networking opportunities to CAOs across the country, but it also inspires CAOs to excel in municipal public service, which ultimately improves the quality of life in our communities. I am looking forward to sharing ideas and working with the many talented CAO professionals on the Board and committees.”
“I am pleased to welcome Ms. Orchard to our board of directors,” said Marc Landry, incoming president of CAMA, and City Manager for the City of Moncton. "Her experience in economic development, as well as her focus on human resource and staff development, makes her a welcome addition to our national board.”
Brenda Orchard is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Lennox and Addington County, ON. She has 18-years of experience in senior municipal administration and a decade as a CAO. She has worked with Municipal Councils in three different provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario) and in both urban and rural settings. She has served as a CAO in both Western and Eastern Ontario (Huron County and currently Lennox and Addington County), and in both single-tier and upper-tier structures.
She has a municipal background in Economic Development, having been a member of the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) for almost two decades. Her passion now lies in the area of human resources and staff development. She is dedicated to the growth and development of staff; believing that the success of municipal leaders is predicated on the support of others.
She has been a member of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators for over a decade, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).