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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.

Refreshment Break

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.

Networking Lunch

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


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