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PETERBOROUGH COUNTY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ONTARIO MUNICIPAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AND WSCS CONSULTING INC. WINS NATIONAL MUNICIPAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD - May 2023

Huntsville, ON (May 31, 2023) – Peterborough County, ON has received national recognition for its “Prime for Lean” - Developing a Culture of Continuous Improvement project from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA).  The County was presented with the 2023 CAMA Professional Development Award, in the 20,001 to 100,000-population category, during an Awards of Excellence Ceremony held today.

“CAMA is pleased to recognize municipal excellence demonstrated by Peterborough County for their continuous improvement project,” said Bev Hendry, CAMA President and CAMA Member-At-Large (For Municipalities with Populations Under 100,000) and CAO for the Township of West Lincoln, ON. Creating a lean culture has empowered their employees, has promoted cross-departmental collaboration, resulting in efficiencies as well as significant cost savings.”

Peterborough County established a partnership with the Ontario Municipal Leadership Institute (OMLI) and WSCS Consulting Inc., to develop a customized training program, focussed on the core principles and methodologies of lean six sigma, change management, and project management.

This unique partnership also enabled the County to become the first municipality in North America to acquire PRIME BPM (Business Process Management software), a process mapping technology solution that supports data-driven decisions that is aligned with the County’s lean six sigma training strategy. 

“The County’s 2023 budget is reaping the rewards from this Lean Six Sigma/PRIME BPM journey supported through service delivery reviews. Employees have adapted well to the program and have been implementing what they’ve learned, resulting in over $850k in operational savings for the municipality’s 2023 budget, said Peterborough County’s CAO, Sheridan Graham.”

“The municipal sector is currently faced with the loss of seasoned employees and institutional knowledge walking out the door, said Angela Gravelle, Executive Director of OMLI.” “Peterborough County recognized the need to enhance the skills and capacity of their workforce and with the launch of a customized lean six sigma corporate-wide training initiative, the County is now mapping, analyzing, improving, and documenting more efficient business processes, stated Gravelle.”

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt trainer, Tammy Carruthers from WSCS Consulting added that, “Peterborough County has and will continue to transform the organization with the use of PRIME BPM technology and in the long term, the organization will benefit from greater efficiencies and overall reduced costs in service delivery with a focus on the customer.”

“For decades, the CAMA Awards of Excellence have recognized the achievements of local governments and their senior staff in the development and implementation of successful programs, projects or services,” said Vince Lalonde, Chair of the 2023 CAMA Awards, as well as CAMA Board Representative for British Columbia and City Manager for the City of Surrey, BC. “This year we received 35 award submissions. Congratulations to the winners and everyone who took the time to enter the awards program.”

To find out more about Peterborough County’s award, as well as the other 2023 CAMA Awards of Excellence winners, visit www.camacam.ca/awards and look for the award recipients’ link or visit www.omli.ca

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About the Professional Development Award:

The Professional Development Award recognizes a community that has developed a unique and innovative program for their staff and can be replicated in other communities. Applicants should include documentation which outlines the program in all respects and shows evidence that the program has been successfully implemented.

About CAMA:

The Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) 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 a CAO. With a membership of 700 senior municipal employees from all parts of Canada, CAMA collectively represents more than 85% of the nation’s population. www.camacam.ca

About OMLI & WSCS CONSULTING INC.

The Ontario Municipal Leadership Institute (OMLI) and WSCS CONSULTING INC. are strategic business partners dedicated to providing public sector consulting, service delivery reviews and customized training solutions that prepare government employees with critical skills and knowledge required to perform and deliver quality, efficient and cost-effective services.


Stanford's Who's Who - Press Release

Company Owner Earns Membership In The Ranks of Stanford Who's Who

 

Stanford Who's Who welcomes Tammy M. Wolters to the ranks of leading professionals as a result of her phenomenal work in the field of consultation services.  As Owner of WSCS Consulting Inc., as well as throughout her incredible 25 years in the business and government, Tammy has consistently displayed the passion, vision and dedication necessary to be among the best.

Established in 2000, WSCS Consulting Inc. is an innovative financial, human resource, technology and health and safety consulting firm.  The organization offers a comprehensive range of services to clients in all levels of government and the private sector across Canada.  WSCS is viewed as a leader in business process reengineering, long-term planning, asset management, enterprise resource planning, project management and implementer of new and existing Public Sector Accounting Board standards changes across the public sector.

WSCS employs and associates with, a unique and dynamic team of specialists which has provided clients with exceptional assistance in municipalities, provincial and federal governments, school boards, as well as private industry.  The key to the firm's success has been its ability to build relationships and find innovative solutions for its clients.  WSCS Consultants are widely recognized as a leading authority on modern comptrollership practices in the government sector, development of integrated and risk management frameworks as well as policy development.

Tammy is responisible for overseeing the daily operations of the firm.  Tammy is an economist, Certified General Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner,  a Certified Internal Controls Auditor and a Project Management Professional.  Tammy is also trained in Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma and has employed these techniques to yield significant, long term savings and efficiencies in several public sector organizations.

About Stanford Who's Who
Stanford Who's Who empowers executives, professionals and entrepreneurs around the world.  Our mission is to recognize successful individuals in multiple industries by providing a forum for networking, consulting, exposure and credibility to broadening one's future success. 



 

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