2024 Convention & Trade Show

REGISTRATION

PMA’s 2024 Convention & Trade Show is taking place this April 9-11 at the Quality Inn & Suites, Gander, NL. Through this year’s theme, Creating a Balance, PMA aims to provide skills and guidance for administrators to help them develop a healthier balance in all avenues of life. We hope that PMA members will leave the Convention with new a new outlook, and the ability to reimagine their relationship with work in a way that prioritizes them as individuals. This year’s Convention will focus on the personal, with sessions that highlight mental wellness, physical health, conflict management, leadership, and so on. 

The Quality Inn & Suites is currently full. If you have yet to book accommodations, we recommend calling neighbouring hotels – such as the Albatross and the Comfort Inn.

Municipal Access and Privacy Analyst, Rodney Hynes, will be offering a full day Pre-Convention Municipal ATIPP Coordinator Training session for PMA members. The training will take place Monday, April 8, from 9am to 4pm. Training registration is $99 +HST to cover the cost of accommodations and lunch.

Click HERE to register for the Convention and select if you will be attending the ATIPP Training.

Municipal Assessment Agency (MAA) is offering a three hour pre-convention training session on Tuesday, April 9th, before the start of the official Convention agenda.

The session will take place from 9:00am – 12:00pm. There is no charge for this event, but registration IS REQUIRED.

Click HERE to register for the MAA training session.

AGENDA

Below is the agenda for PMA’s upcoming Convention and Trade Show. The agenda is tentative and subject to change.

The official agenda (excluding the pre-convention ATIPP and MAA training) will begin with a keynote speech from Gill Whalen on Tuesday, April 9th at 1:00pm. The agenda will conclude on Thursday with the AGM, taking place from 2:30pm -3:30pm. You must be present to receive any trade show prizes or to win the $1,000 visa from Cal LeGrow!

CONVENTION INCENTIVE PROGRAM

The PMA Convention Incentive Program was launched in 2018, and was designed to encourage attendance at our Annual Convention for those who, otherwise, may not be able to attend. Individuals are only eligible to receive a scholarship once to provide an opportunity to others to access this scholarship. The scholarship is not transferable and must be used in the same year that it was awarded.

Click HERE for more information. Complete the document and submit to [email protected] to apply.

SOCIAL EVENTS

Convention Trivia Event Sponsored by Biomaxx!

This years Convention social event will be a trivia night, generously sponsored by Biomaxx Environmental! The event will take place in the Trade Show space shortly after the end of the Gala on Wednesday night.

80’s Themed Hospitality Suite!

EMCO Waterworks is continuing traditions and generously providing a Hospitality Suite at this year’s Convention. This year, we have decided to change things up by making the evening 80’s themed! 

This event will take place in the evening on April 9th.

BOARD NOMINATIONS

We are now accepting nominations for the 2024-25 Board of Directors slate to be presented at our upcoming Annual General Meeting.

President (Two Year Term): nomination form
Vice President (Two Year Term): nomination form
Treasurer (Two Year Term): nomination form
Central Director (One Year Term): nomination form

We encourage all members to consider becoming involved through volunteering on PMA’s Board of Directors. Just as council members can participate in positions on the Board and Committees with Municipalities Newfoundland & Labrador, administrative employees have the opportunity to be a part of municipal advocacy and governance on behalf of sector employees through involvement with PMA.

With the support of your council, you can be a part of continuing to build a strong network of administrative professionals, share best practices, and create educational and networking opportunities that will ultimately further your municipal knowledge and benefit your community.
 
PMA understands the financial restrictions that many communities face, and to that end, the organization has introduced policies to ensure that any financial costs to attend or participate in PMA sanctioned events are not to be borne by the individual members elected to Board of Director positions or their municipality.

We have also a letter you can download and share with your councils in order to secure their support of your interest in being a part of the PMA Board of Directors.

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