BUILDING ASSET MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
IN NOVA SCOTIA
Holiday Inn Express – Halifax-Bedford
980 Parkland Dr., Halifax, NS, B3M 4Y7
Friday, September 27th
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions • Agenda Review • Overview of the Cohort Program
Daisy Foster, Managing Director of AIM Network
Coffee / Networking
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Update on asset management from the Province of Nova Scotia
Jennifer Duncan, Municipal Affairs & Housing, Province of NS
The asset management team: Setting the foundations for asset management planning
Presentation: Victoria Brooks, CAO, District of Yarmouth
Panelists: Wayne Teasdale (Interim CAO, Trenton) and Susan Higdon, Town Clerk, Town of Stellarton
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
9:30 - 9:45 a.m.
9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Developing Levels of Service
Presentation: Matt Delorme,
Panelists: James Stronach, Engineering Technician, Annapolis County; Jason MacMillan, Project Manager, Port Hawkesbury; Susan Higdon, Town Clerk, Stellarton; Victoria Brooks, CAO, District of Yarmouth
11:00 - 11:15 a.m.
11:15 - 12:00 p.m.
Risk assessment and prioritization of infrastructure projects
Presentation: Tjaart Van den Berg, Land Info Technologies
Presentation: "Annapolis County’s experience and lessons," James Stronach, Engineering Technician
Panelists: Jason MacMillan, Project Manager, Port Hawkesbury; Susan Higdon, Town Clerk, Stellarton
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Round Table Discussions:
An opportunity for participants to chat informally with cohort participants related to the topics discussed in the morning.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
The Important Role of Community Engagement in Asset Management Planning
Storytelling with: Dylan Heide, CAO, Mahone Bay; Victoria Brooks, CAO, District of Yarmouth; George Harding, Mayor of Lockeport; Susan Higdon, Town Clerk, Stellarton
2:15 - 3:00 p.m.
Political and strategic advantages of asset management; insight from municipal elected officials
Presentation: "Strengthening Governance through Policy," Daisy Foster, AIM Network
Dialogue with: Councillor Loren Cushing (District of Yarmouth); Mayor George Harding (Lockeport); Mayor David Devenne (Mahone Bay); Mayor Karen Mattatall (Shelburne); Mayor Danny MacGillivray (Stellarton)
3:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Asset management initiatives update by NSFM
Debbie Nielsen, Infrastructure & Sustainability Officer, NSFM
3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Wrap up and workshop evaluation