Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators News Release

Hendry Becomes President of National Municipal Administrators’ Association

Fredericton, NB (November 28, 2022) – Bev Hendry, Chief Administrative Officer for the Township of West Lincoln, ON will take over as President of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) on January 1, 2023.

She is replacing outgoing CAMA National President Cory Bellmore, who will be stepping down from her duties as Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Dawson, YT at the end of December 2022, and resigning as CAMA President, to begin a new position as the Director of Finance for Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation in the Village of Carmacks, YT. The move will bring her closer to family. Bellmore also served as CAMA Representative for the Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory and Nunavut.

Hendry, who most recently served as CAMA’s First Vice-President, was elected CAMA President during a virtual Board meeting held on November 24, 2022. She is also the Member-At-Large for Municipalities with a Population Under 100,000.

“I am very honoured to follow Cory’s leadership and to represent the CAO profession across Canada as CAMA’s next President. During my term, I look forward to continuing the direction outlined in CAMA’s new five-year Strategic Plan and to seeing our members in person again at the 2023 CAMA Annual Conference at the Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka,” said Hendry.

Hendry has dedicated her entire 35-plus year career to the local government sector, starting as a student with a number of roles at the City of St. Catharines. She began her full-time career with the Province of Ontario, spending the majority of her 19-years working with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and finishing her time there as Regional Director for Central Ontario. She gained valuable experience in policy development, program administration, strategic planning, stakeholder and government relations, provincial planning, communications, and issues management. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of Science in Management and Economics from the University of Guelph and a Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership from the Schulich School of Business, York University.

Hendry is a strong leader and community builder, with a focus on good government. Since 2005, she has held the top civil servant position at the Township of Scugog, the City of Oshawa and has been with the Township of West Lincoln since 2018. In these roles, she has spearheaded advancements in modernizing service to residents and businesses, developing inclusive communications for increased public engagement, implementing new financial strategies and comprehensive growth plans with all stakeholders, and has fostered an environment of cooperation that can be held to increased standards of accountability and transparency. She has a high level of integrity and trust and is committed to the Municipal CAO profession.

Hendry was elected to the CAMA Board in 2017 as the Member-At-Large for Municipalities with a Population Under 100,000. She became Treasurer in 2020, Second Vice-President in 2021, and First Vice-President in 2022. She is currently a member of CAMA’s Communications Committee and Strong Mayor’s Taskforce and was the Chair of CAMA’s Political Acumen Toolkit Committee, and a member of the Human Resources Toolkit Committee, over the past five years. Hendry is also a Past President of the Ontario Municipal Administrators Association.

The revised member list for the 2022-2023 CAMA Board of Directors is as follows:

  • Bev Hendry, President, CAMA Member-At-Large for Municipalities with a Population Under 100,000 / CAO for the Township of West Lincoln, ON
  • Vacant, First-Vice President
  • Tony Kulbisky, Second Vice-President, CAMA Representative for Alberta / CAO for Westlock County, AB
  • Brenda Orchard, Treasurer, CAMA Representative for Ontario / CAO, County of Lennox & Addington, ON
  • Jack Benzaquen, Past President / City Manager, City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC
  • Rodney Cumby, CAMA Representative for Newfoundland and Labrador / City Manager, City of Corner Brook, NL
  • Mike Dolter, CAMA Representative for Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island / CAO, Town of Truro, NS
  • Marc Melanson, CAMA Representative for New Brunswick / City Manager, City of Dieppe, NB
  • Raffaelle Di Stasio, CAMA Representative for Québec / City Manager, Town of Montreal West, QC
  • Gary Kent, CAMA Member-At-Large for a Municipality with a Population Over 100,000 / Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, Region of Peel, ON
  • Jamie Paik, CAMA Representative for Manitoba & Saskatchewan / CAO, Town of Langham, SK
  • Vincent Lalonde, CAMA Representative for British Columbia / City Manager for the City of Surrey, BC
  • Vacant, CAMA Representative for the Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory and Nunavut


Media Contact:  Bev Hendry, CAO, Township of West Lincoln / CAMA President-Elect (905-957-3346 x 6725) /

About CAMA:

The Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators is a national, non-profit association open to all Chief Administrative Officers / City Managers and any person employed in a senior management position that reports directly to the CAO. CAMA has a membership of approximately 650 City Managers, Chief Administrative Officers and Senior Appointed Officials from all parts of Canada.