CNAM is actively seeking participation from members to build the organization. Members who are interested in developing their leadership skills are encouraged to get actively involved by running for office on the CNAM Board of Directors and/or participating on CNAM committees.
CNAM Board of Directors
Each year, the Canadian Network of Asset Managers seeks enthusiastic candidates to stand for election to the CNAM Board of Directors. All member categories (except students) are eligible to run for office.
If you are committed to playing a leadership role in the community of practice for municipal infrastructure asset management, possess strong strategic management skills and are passionate about building CNAM as an association, please consider a nomination. The deadline for nominations is in March each year – watch your inbox for specific dates.
To serve on the CNAM Board of Directors, the following prerequisites and competencies are required:
- CNAM Member in good standing (any member category except student)
- Demonstrated leadership in the practice of asset management
- Previous board experience, or other related strategic management experience
- Support of your employer (financial support would be an asset to attend two annual face-to-face board meetings but is not required)
The CNAM Board is supported by five working committees focused on specific objectives. The committees are open to all CNAM members and members are encouraged to participate and share their expertise and enthusiasm.
Membership Advisory Committee – is responsible to recommend to the CNAM Board measures to increase value to CNAM members, improve administrative efficiencies and increase revenue for the organization.
Education, Research and Technical Committee – develops and offers education, alone or in partnership with other organizations, to enhance the capacity of infrastructure asset managers to use knowledge and tools in their functions. The committee engages in and supports research activities that will fill knowledge gaps identified by CNAM membership.
Workshop Committee – provides leading edge professional development to members through CNAM’s annual workshop. The committee organizes host city and venue selection, programming, trade show/exhibits, sponsorship, marketing, volunteers and budgeting.
Partnership Committee – seeks out and develops mutually beneficial relationships with other like-minded organizations to advance the vision and mission of CNAM and provide value-added benefits to CNAM members.
Business Services Committee – develops and maintains policy to provide guidance to CNAM staff regarding association operation and administration procedures. The committee oversees association governance including election, nomination, AGM and bylaw; budget, finance and audit; marketing and communications; membership; association sponsorship; and bilingual policy.
If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with one of the these committees, please contact Kate Cheney, CNAM Business Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.