Welcome to Amberley Gavel
Amberley Gavel was formed in the summer of 2007 by Fred Dean and Nigel Bellchamber to assist municipal governments in Ontario with closed meeting procedure investigations.
In 2006 they had begun working on a process to reflect knowledge of municipal operations that would provide impartial, independent, confidential and credible investigations at a reasonable cost with an educational emphasis.
In 2008 they established the Amberley Gavel Academy Programme to offer educational programmes they believed would be of value to the municipal sector.
AMO’s Local Authority Services works with Amberley Gavel to provide the service consistent with its mandate of finding efficiencies for municipalities through group procurement.
2015 AG Academy
Amberley Gavel Academy is pleased to offer three programmes in 2015, for Municipal Administrative Support Staff, Managerial Development Programme for CAOs and Senior Management Staff, and our most popular Programme, CAO Programme for Excellence in Municipal Leadership. These programmes have been offered since 2008 receiving very positive reviews.
Closed Meeting Investigation Reports
Reports of Closed Meeting Investigation Reports filed by Amberley Gavel will be found on the Reports page.
Sign up with us through LAS
To have Amberley Gavel respond to requests for closed meeting investigations for your municipality and its local boards, just click on the following link for all the information you will need, including an extensive list of FAQs about the process and the benefits of contracting with LAS.
What does the legislation say?
What does the Municipal Act 2001 actually say about closed meeting investigations? For the answer to that question, follow this link to the Legislation page, including other excerpts that affect the process.