The rate of retirement among senior staff in the municipal sector, combined with the fierce competition for talent across sectors, has made it imperative to nurture interest in careers in municipal government among up and coming generations of Canadians. The PSD-CAMA Paper Writing Competition in Municipal Management was launched in 2017 to provide graduate students across Canada with the opportunity to explore complex issues in municipal administration.
The Public Sector Digest (PSD) and the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) have partnered on this initiative in order to introduce Canada’s future leaders to the dynamic world of municipal governance. Our hope is that new solutions to entrenched municipal challenges may emerge from this competition, with a new generation of talented Canadians exploring issues in municipal administration.
PSD and CAMA are pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural competition: Catalina Blumenberg
. Born in Chile and raised in Canada, Catalina is a graduate student in Western University’s Masters in Public Administration Local Government Program. Catalina will present her winning paper to Canada’s municipal administrators at CAMA’s annual conference
, taking place in May 2017 in Gatineau, Quebec.
Catalina’s paper Diversifying Municipal Revenue in Canada Via a Federal Marijuana Tax Fund
can be read here