Greater Napanee Administrator Named New AMCTO President

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 16 /CNW/ - Raymond D. Callery, CMO, Chief
Administrative Officer for the town of Greater Napanee, was sworn in as
President of AMCTO (the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and
Treasurers of Ontario) at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Association on June
11th, in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
    Founded in 1938, AMCTO is the largest voluntary professional association
in the municipal field in Ontario, and the leading professional development
organization for administrative staff in municipal government.
    In his inaugural address Ray Callery acknowledged the key role that AMCTO
has played in supporting him throughout his career; "I stand before you today
as proof that this association has the power to transform people and thus
gives us the power to help transform our municipalities."
    "I am very proud to be President of AMCTO", said Callery. "I believe we
offer real solutions for municipal staff, to meet not only today's challenges,
but the challenges our sector will face in the coming decades. As an
Association we continue to encounter new circumstances that will require us to
continue to change the way we operate. This does not mean we should ignore our
history, but use it as a beacon rather than as an anchor. All that I can
promise here today is that I will do my best to show leadership given the
circumstances we are yet to face."
    "The Town Council is very supportive of our staff's involvement in AMCTO
because of the benefits they receive from the high caliber training programs
the association offers", said Gordon Schermerhorn, Mayor of Greater Napanee.
"As Mayor and County Warden, I get to see first hand the great work that AMCTO
does, providing feedback to the Province, in an effort to improve the
implementation of new legislation. Raymond has provided quality leadership to
Greater Napanee for many years and we wish him well, lending these skills to
AMCTO as President."
    Shortly after graduating in 1991 with a degree in Economics from Trent
University, Raymond Callery went to work for the Town of Napanee as Deputy
Clerk/Treasurer and Tax Collector. In June of 1997, Ray was appointed as
Clerk-Administrator of the Town of Greater Napanee and given the task to
amalgamate five local municipalities under a County Restructuring Agreement.
Ray and his wife Mary Ann recently celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary
and have four children: Eleanor 12, Ashley 9, Rachael 7 and Mark 2. Callery
has been a member of AMCTO since 1993.
    At the first meeting of the new AMCTO Board of Directors on Wednesday
June 11th, Christine Norris, CMO, Manager of Revenue and Taxation for the City
of Kawartha Lakes, was named as Vice-President for the 2008 - 2009 term.

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