Zone 9

Welcome to the Zone 9 home page.

The Districts of Kenora, Rainy River and Thunder Bay are located in geographic Zone 9.

Municipal staff, as well as affiliated organizations are eligible to participate in the various activities coordinated within and by the Zone throughout the year. The Zones function as centres for AMCTO program delivery, information sharing, and networking. Twice a year (Spring and Fall) each Zone hosts meetings in their geographic areas. Zone meetings give members an opportunity to obtain and share information and key learnings, receive training, interact and network with colleagues, and form relationships that benefit them as well as their municipality.

Announcements

Contract Tendering and Legal Requirements for Municipalities 



April 24, 2017

Best Western Nor Wester 

2080 Hwy 61, Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1B8 



Click Here to Register



This workshop is hosted by Zone 9 and is being held in conjunction with the Spring zone meeting! (Zone meeting April 25-26, 2017). 

The Workshop will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Registration begins at 8:30 am. 



This workshop will help you learn about procurement legislation and case law in Ontario, which affects practice. You will understand why procurement is a risky business and how to protect against challenges; review trade treaties including new CETA; cover tender process basics and terminology; and in comparison, we will review sample purchasing by-laws.

What You Will Learn:

  • What is a typical Tender and what are the alternatives?

  • What is the Contract A/Contract B legal construct all about?

  • What does the Duty of Fairness mean for daily practice?

  • How do the trade treaties impact how municipalities procure?

  • Best practices to stay out of procurement process trouble

    Why Attend:

    Understanding the legal framework of Canada’s law on procuring goods and services will help you organize your purchasing processes to be more effective and efficient, and less likely to be challenged by an unhappy vendor. Seeing the make-up of purchasing by-laws, knowing the range of purchasing tools and hearing about best practices provides concrete answers to the ‘how should we buy this?’ question.

    Who Should Attend:

    Municipal purchasing professionals and all municipal employees who are in charge of procuring goods or services to see their departments meet their mandates.

    About the Trainer:

    Elizabeth (Liz) Isajiw, LL.B., M.S.W., LL.M., is Legal Counsel at The Regional Municipality of Peel, practicing predominantly in the area of contracts and procurement. She has also worked at Niagara Region and the City of Hamilton, providing general municipal law advice to Councils and all municipal departments, covering health law, real estate and planning in addition to purchasing/contracts. Liz was called to the Ontario Bar in 1989 and to the Washington State Bar in 1996. She has collaborated in mediation work for government and individuals, worked with social services organizations and given training in the USA, England and Canada. She obtained her LL.M. (Municipal Law) from Osgoode Hall Law School in June 2008. She is a member of the Ontario Bar Association. 


FINALLY ZONE 9!

 

Your Executive has worked hard on offering a comprehensive agenda for our Spring Meeting and here it is!

 

Also, our Dynamic Duo (Jon and Brian) remind everyone to think about your questions, topics or challenges that you are facing for our Round Table Discussion session scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.  They ask that if you have something in mind right now, forward what is on your mind to our incredible Zone Secretary at clerk@marathon.ca.

 

Hope to see everyone out for what is going to be an absolutely AWESOME meeting.

 

Attachments:

agenda.pdf Zone 9 Spring Meeting Agenda

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Meeting and Workshop
By
Louise Lees
on
January 19, 2017

The Zone 9 Spring Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 25 and 26, 2017 at the Best Western Nor’Wester in Thunder Bay.

 

A Contract Tendering and Legal Requirements for Municipalities” Workshop is scheduled at the Nor’Wester on Monday, April 24, 2017.  An outline of the workshop is attached.

 

Rooms at the Nor’Wester will be held until Friday, March 3, 2017.  To reserve a room contact them directly at 807-473-9123 and quote booking number AMCTO24.

 

The registration form and agenda will follow at a later date.

 

Any questions are to be directed to Louise Lees, Zone 9 Secretary/Treasurer at clerk@marathon.ca.

Attachments:

Registration Form with Workshop.pdf Spring Meeting Zone Meeting & Workshop


Zone 9 Members.  Mark Your Calendar!

 

Zone 9 will be hosting an AODA Workshop on Monday, September 19 followed by the Fall Meeting on Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21, in Thunder Bay at the Valhalla Inn.

 

When making room reservations at the Valhalla, contact them directly at 807-577-1121 (or toll free at 1-800-964-1121).  Quote booking number 160919AMCT.

 

The meeting registration form and Agenda are available on the Zone 9 page of the AMCTO website, and please note that minor tweaking may take place until September 20.

 

If you are planning to attend the Zone 9 dinner on Tuesday, September 21, please let Louise Lees know by emailing clerk@marathon.ca.

 

Your Executive has worked hard to provide the best meeting possible.  Come out and support Zone 9.

 

We hope to see you all there!

Attachments:

agenda.pdf Zone 9 Fall Meeting Agenda
Registration Form with Workshop.pdf Fall Meeting and Workshop Registration
agenda.docx Zone 9 Fall Meeting Agenda
Registration Form with Workshop.docx Fall Meeting and Workshop Registration

Your Zone 9 Executive is attempting to bring in an AODA Workshop on Monday, September 19, 2016 followed by the Fall Meeting and Conference on Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in Thunder Bay at the Valhalla.

 

Rooms at the Valhalla will be held until Tuesday, August 30, 2016.  To reserve a room contact the Valhalla directly at 1-800-964-1121 or 807-577-1121 and quote booking number 160919AMCT.

 

The registration form and agenda will follow at a later date.

 

Any questions are to be directed to Louise Lees, Zone 9 Secretary/Treasurer at clerk@marathon.ca.


Attached is the Zone 9 Spring Meeting Agenda.  Any questions are to be directed to Louise Lees, Zone 9 Secretary/Treasurer at clerk@marathon.ca.

Attachments:

Zone 9 Agenda.pdf Zone 9 Spring Meeting Agenda

Zone 9 will be hosting an MFIPPA Workshop on Monday, April 25, 2016 followed by the Spring Meeting and Conference on Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Thunder Bay at the Victoria Inn.

 

Attached is the registration form for both events with the Spring Meeting Agenda to follow.

 

Any questions are to be directed to Louise Lees, Zone 9 Secretary/Treasurer at clerk@marathon.ca.

Attachments:

Registration Form with Workshop.docx Zone 9 Spring Meeting and MFIPPA Workshop Registration

Members of AMCTO Zone 9

 

Please be advised that the following motion & memorandum supporting the AMCTO Submission relative to the Legislative Review of the Municipal Act & Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, was presented and passed at The City of Thunder Bay – Committee of the Whole meeting to be ratified on Monday, December 7, 2015.

 

Thank you,

 

Marcy Vallelunga

Marcella (Marcy) Vallelunga, Committee Coordinator

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September 22 Dinner
By
Louise Lees
on
September 16, 2015

Members who are planning on attending the upcoming Zone 9 Fall Meeting scheduled for September 22 and 23 in Thunder Bay, if you plan on attending the Tuesday, September 22 dinner, please let Louise know by emailing clerk@marathon.ca no later than Friday, September 18th. 

Thank you.


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Committee Members
Brian P. MacKinnon -   Chair
bmackinnon@siouxlookout.ca

Peggy S. Johnson, CMO -   Vice Chair
chapple@tbaytel.net

Judy Jacobson, AMCT -   Past Chair
judy.jacobson@oliverpaipoonge.on.ca

Marcella Vallelunga -   Zone 9 Board Director
marcellavallelunga@yahoo.com

Louise Lees -   Secretary Treasurer
clerk@marathon.ca

Jonathan Hall -   Zone Director
cao@terracebay.ca

Heather Kasprick, CMO -   Zone Director
hkasprick@kenora.ca

Elizabeth (Lisa) A. Slomke -   Zone Director
lslomke@fortfrances.ca