About AG

Nigel Bellchamber

Nigel Bellchamber has held a variety of municipal offices, in both two tier and single tier systems, rural and urban, including Clerk, Treasurer, Commissioner of Finance and Administration, and Chief Administrative Officer.

Since 2001 his firm, N. G. Bellchamber & Associates, has consulted with numerous municipalities, local boards and provincial organizations on topics including organizational review, asset management, strategic planning, senior staff recruitment, governance, and financial management.

Nigel is a member of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario councillor education and training team, involved in developing and facilitating its Effective Municipal Councillor Program as well as its Municipal Act 2001 sessions.

Nigel holds diplomas in Honours Business Administration and in Local Government from The University of Western Ontario and enjoys continued involvement with local government officials and processes spanning more than 30 years. He is a member of the Public Sector Accounting Board which sets accounting standards for Canadian governmental organizations.

Fred Dean

Fred Dean knows the ins and outs of municipal government. He has worked with elected officials and municipal staff, giving civic leaders the tools to make effective decisions on behalf of their communities.

Fred is a lawyer who acts exclusively for municipalities and municipal associations in Ontario. He began his municipal career with the Borough of Scarborough and later the City of Brampton. Fred was the City Solicitor for the City of Sudbury for 23 years. He was also legal counsel to the Transition Board for the City of Greater Sudbury.

He is a regular contributor at the AMO annual conference. He is also the chair of the Question Box panel at the ROMA/Ontario Good Roads

Conference each February. He has been the facilitator for AMCTO municipal law courses.

Fred has facilitated the Municipal Act 2001 training and the Effective Municipal Councillor Program for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.

In addition, Fred has served local government in Ontario by giving advice to municipal officials on a variety of matters including governance, conflict of interest, codes of conduct and municipal powers.

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