Resolutions must be submitted to RMA by Friday, October 19, 2018 to be added to the Fall 2018 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.
What makes a good RMA resolution?
- 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.
When is the resolution deadline for the Fall 2018 Convention?
The deadline to submit resolutions for the Fall 2018 Convention is 4:00pm on October 19, 2018
Complete, district-approved or individual resolutions MUST be emailed in a Microsoft Word format to wyatt@RMAlberta.com
by this deadline.
What tools are available to help members draft good resolutions?
RMA offers a resolution database, resolution-writing tips, FAQs, and a resolution template. These resources are currently in the process of being updated, but will be available on RMAlberta.com very shortly, likely within the next two weeks. In the meantime, please contact RMA Policy Analyst Wyatt Skovron at wyatt@RMAlberta.com
with any resolution-related questions.
For enquiries, please contact:
Director of External Relations & Advocacy