+ RMA Rural Municipalities
of Alberta

Resolution 9-24S

Funding of FCM Committee Members

Date:
April 1, 2024
Expiry Date:
February 28, 2027
Active Status:
Active
Sponsors:
Mountain View County
District:
2 - Central
Year:
2024
Convention:
Spring
Category:
Other
Status:
Archived
Vote Results:
Defeated
Preamble:

WHEREAS Alberta’s rural municipalities have the opportunity, through their municipalities and Rural Municipalities of Alberta districts, to endorse elected officials to be nominated to participate on Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) committees; and

WHEREAS any elected official that participates on an FCM committee represents the entirety of rural Alberta, thereby benefitting the entire RMA membership; and

WHEREAS currently, the per diem and expenses incurred by elected officials that participate on FCM committees are either funded by their own municipality or by their RMA District;

Operative Clause:

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) fund all expenses for any elected official of an RMA member municipality that participates on an FCM committee or board, who has been endorsed by their municipality and district, at the same rate as the RMA Board of Director per diem and expenses policy.

Member Background:

There is currently an inconsistency across RMA districts related to funding of travel, accommodations and remuneration expenses associated with FCM committee work.

Representation on FCM committees by any elected official is to the benefit of the entire RMA membership and therefore should be reflected in reimbursement of per diems and expenses.

It was determined that representation of an elected official on FCM committees may require attendance of up to four meetings per year as well as require some travel to Ontario specifically, resulting in a cost of approximately $8,000 to $10,000 per annum per attendee.

RMA Background:

RMA has no active resolutions directly related to this issue.

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