WHEREAS the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) is a member-driven organization; and
WHEREAS setting strategic direction is an important process in establishing a clear picture of organizational expectations in serving members and clients; and
WHEREAS a member-approved strategic direction will guide the RMA Board of Directors and staff in developing a strategic plan in which association activities will align with strategic priorities; and
WHEREAS the RMA’s previous strategic direction expired in 2018;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) adopts the Strategic Direction as presented at the Spring 2019 Convention to guide planning and activities for the organization from 2019 through 2022;
FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the RMA review the Strategic Direction in 2023.
The RMA last underwent a strategic direction-setting process in 2014 to revise the mission, vision, values, roles and strategic priorities to guide the RMA’s activities from March 2014 until December 2018.
To obtain member input to refresh the RMA’s strategic direction, members were invited to provide input at the Fall 2018 Convention. Similar opportunities were provided for the RMA board. These strategic planning sessions invited valuable input from our members and board, and resulted in the development of a proposed strategic direction to guide the planning and activities of the RMA. The RMA’s draft strategic direction was distributed to the membership for feedback in February 2019.
The purpose of the strategic direction is to establish an updated vision and mission for the association, as well as values, roles, and strategic priorities that will best position the RMA to continue to serve the needs of its members in the future. It is intended to reflect the RMA’s diverse member offerings and its role as a provider of advocacy and business services. The strategic direction will form the basis upon which the RMA’s strategic plan will be built, to identify goals, initiatives and measures in alignment with key direction provided by our members.
The draft strategic direction is included in this resolution background.