With district meetings approaching, the AAMDC would like to remind 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.

So what makes a good AAMDC 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 the AAMDC is the best organization to advocate on moving it forward.
  • Clearly worded resolutions are key to enabling AAMDC members from across the province to understand the issue.
  • The structure of resolutions is important. They must have a title, preamble, operative clause and member background.

What tools are available to help members draft good resolutions?

When drafting a resolution, members are encouraged to review the AAMDC’s Resolution Writing Tips. In addition, AAMDC staff are available to provide feedback on draft resolutions and the resolution writing process. Any members wishing to take advantage of this service are encouraged to contact Tasha Blumenthal, Policy Analyst, at 780.955.4094 or via email at tasha@aamdc.com.

The deadline to submit resolutions for the Spring 2016 Convention is February 16, 2016. Complete, district-approved resolutions meeting the above requirements MUST be emailed in a Microsoft Word format to tasha@aamdc.com by the aforementioned deadline.

 

Enquiries may be directed to:

Tasha Blumenthal
Policy Analyst
780.955.4094

Kim Heyman
Director of Advocacy and Communications
780.955.4079

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