About AMCTO

Volunteer Opportunities



 
 

As part of AMCTO’s many member benefits, we are proud to offer a number of different volunteer opportunities throughout the year for you to get involved, network, and meet new peers in the municipal sector. Volunteering is a great way to build upon your skills, to learn from others’ experiences and expertise, get more involved in and give back to the Association. 

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We are looking for a number of volunteers to serve on a variety of committees to support members in the areas of policy and government relations, ethics, and accreditation.
 
Legislative & Policy Advisory Committee (LPAC)
 
LPAC provides expert input and advice to AMCTO staff on emerging policy and legislative proposals to further policy work and advocacy initiatives under the Policy & Government Relations portfolio.
 
Key roles and responsibilities of the committee are to:

  • Identify key federal and provincial legislative and regulatory issues and make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding actions the Association should or should not take;
  • Evaluate federal and provincial legislative and regulatory issues identified as priorities by the Board of Directors;
  • Provide input and feedback to staff regarding proposed formal submissions to be made on priority legislative and regulatory issues;
  • Where necessary and appropriate, participate with other municipal associations to help advance issues of common interest; and
  • Identify and co-design tools and resources, as needed.
Specifically, we are looking for members with the following areas of expertise:
  • Expertise and/or working knowledge of the Municipal Election Act, 1996, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1990 and the Municipal Act, 2001;
  • Human resources and general municipal management experience;
  • Experience with legal analysis, various regulatory enforcement, provincial offences;
  • Knowledge of strategic communications and information technology.
We are currently seeking to appoint up to six (6) members for a 2-year term beginning July 1st, 2022. Individuals appointed to LPAC will meet on a scheduled, as-required basis via electronic meeting or in-person (permitting provincial health and safety guidelines).
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Ethics Advisory Group
 
The purpose of the Ethics and Advisory Group is to support the AMCTO Code of Ethics and Values by ensuring that AMCTO advances ethical awareness, understanding and conduct for Ontario’s local government professionals.
 
Working with staff, the key responsibilities for the Advisory Group are to:
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding ethical questions, issues and dilemmas that have been directed to the Advisory Group;
  • Provide input and clarity on ethical tenets;
  • Review and recommend updates to the Code of Ethics and Values and associated materials, as necessary;
  • Consult on educational matters relating to ethics;
  • Draft an Annual AMCTO Ethics report.
We are currently seeking to appoint up to four (4) members to this Advisory Group for a 2-year term commencing July 1st, 2022. Individuals appointed to the Advisory Group will meet on a scheduled, as-required basis via electronic meeting or in-person (permitting provincial health and safety guidelines).
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CMO Accreditation Review Team and AMP Accreditation Review Team

Working in accordance with Board-approved submission guidelines and established competency standards, the members of the CMO Accreditation Review Team and the AMP Accreditation Review Team have a mandate to evaluate certification and maintenance of certification applications submitted and make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding their approval.

Key duties for the Review Team members are to:
  • Review applications submitted to assess adequacy and completeness of documentation provided;
  • Evaluate documentation submitted against established competency standards;
  • Recommend approval of applications to the Board of Directors or provide direction/guidance to applicants regarding areas requiring further documentation or improvement;
  • Identify best practices to be shared with mentors and posted on the AMCTO website for the purpose of assisting future applicants;
  • Provide input and advice on an as-requested basis, through the AMCTO Membership & Accreditation Advisor regarding the development and maintenance of the CMO and AMP programs.
We are currently seeking applications from individuals with an interest in being appointed to either Review Team for a 2-year term commencing July 1st, 2022. Individuals appointed to the Review Teams will review applications and meet on an as-required basis via electronic meeting, as determined by the volume of certification and maintenance of certification applications submitted. The peak work volume for these teams will generally fall between February 1st and April 30th each year.

Applicants for the CMO Accreditation Review Team must be current AMCTO members who hold a CMO accreditation. Applicants for the AMP Accreditation Review Team should hold an AMP accreditation.
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CMO/AMP Accreditation Program Advisory Group and AOMC Accreditation Program Advisory Group

Adhering to best practices in the field of accreditation which emphasize the importance of an ‘arms-length’ entity between the governing body and the actual certification of applicants, the AMCTO Board of Directors has established two arms-length Advisory Groups to ensure impartiality in the certification of CMO, AMP and AOMC Accreditation Program applicants.

Members of CMO/AMP Accreditation Program Advisory Group and the AOMC Accreditation Program Advisory Group are responsible for:
  • Providing input and advice on an as-requested basis to staff regarding the Association’s accreditation programs;
  • Preparing an annual report on CMO/AMP and AOMC activities and recommendations for minor adjustments, changes and updates to the program;
  • Adjudicating appeals and/or complaints not resolved at the staff/review team level;
  • Conducting periodic program reviews.

We are currently seeking to appoint up to three (3) members to each Advisory Group for a 2-year term commencing July 1st, 2022. Individuals appointed to the Advisory Groups will meet on a scheduled, as-required basis via electronic meeting.

Applicants for the two Program Advisory Groups must be current AMCTO members who hold a CMO/AMP or AOMC accreditation, respectively.
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To Apply

If you are interested in volunteering for one or more of the above-listed opportunities, please complete our volunteer application form by Friday, May 6 at 5:00 PM ET. Late applications will not be considered.

Applications are encouraged from members working across a range of municipal services, municipal geographies, skills and experiences. AMCTO is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and values the voices, lived experiences and perspectives of individuals of all backgrounds. It is important that our Association reflects the diverse communities we serve. We strongly encourage AMCTO members from diverse backgrounds to apply.