Resolutions must be submitted to RMA by October 22, 2021 to be added to the Fall 2021 Resolution Order Paper
With district meetings approaching, RMA is reminding members of the important role resolutions play in guiding the association’s advocacy efforts. To maximize these efforts, having well-written resolutions that are clear, concise, and include pertinent information is essential.
When is the resolution deadline for the 2021 Fall Convention?
The deadline to submit resolutions for the 2021 Fall Convention is 4:00 pm on Friday, October 22, 2021
District-endorsed resolutions MUST be emailed in Microsoft Word format to wyatt@RMAlberta.com
by this deadline.
What makes a good RMA resolution?
What tools are available to help members draft good resolutions?
- Resolutions should address issues that are provincial in scope and not focus on local issues.
- Resolutions should influence legislative changes that will impact rural municipalities.
- The issue identified in a resolution should clearly demonstrate that RMA is the best organization to advocate on moving it forward.
- The structure of resolutions is important. They must have a title, preamble, operative clause, and member background.
RMA offers a resolution database
, resolution-writing tips
, and a resolution template
[Word]. All other resolution resources can be accessed by contacting RMA Senior Policy Advisor Wyatt Skovron at wyatt@RMAlberta.com
Resolution Process Policy changes
RMA has updated its Resolution Process Policy
. Among the changes made to the policy
is the removal of individual resolutions. All resolutions submitted prior to the resolution deadline must now be endorsed at a duly constituted district meeting prior to being submitted to RMA for addition to the Order Paper. Individual municipalities may still submit emergent resolutions following the resolution deadline.
Senior Policy Advisor
Director of External Relations & Advocacy