Resolutions are crucial to RMA’s advocacy efforts. They allow members to have a direct role in the advocacy process by identifying priority issues that require action by other levels of government. RMA uses resolutions to guide our advocacy positions and the issues we prioritize when working with other levels of government or stakeholders.
Resolutions are typically directed toward the provincial or federal government, and seek changes to legislation, regulations or policy, address funding or program issues, or encourage alternative policy approaches related to a specific rural municipal issue or concern.
Effective resolution-writing is critical. A strongly-worded resolution will support RMA’s advocacy efforts by providing clear and concise direction as to the issue and preferred solution. The resources below provide helpful information on how to write effective resolutions, as well as RMA’s resolution process.