December 7, 2017

With district meetings approaching, the AAMDC 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 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.
  • 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 resolution templates and feedback on draft resolutions and the resolution writing process. Any members wishing to take advantage of this service are encouraged to contact Wyatt Skovron, Policy Analyst, at 780.955.4096 or via email at wyatt.skovron@aamdc.com.

The deadline to submit resolutions for the spring 2018 convention is February 14, 2018.

Complete, district-approved resolutions meeting the above requirements MUST be emailed in a Microsoft Word format to wyatt.skovron@aamdc.com by the aforementioned deadline.

A reminder about duplicate resolutions

As per the AAMDC Resolution Process policy (updated earlier in 2017), the Resolutions Committee has the ability to refer resolutions that duplicate requests made in already active resolutions back to the resolution sponsor (s. A.6.f). The AAMDC would like to encourage members to search for active resolutions on a topic before drafting their own using the AAMDC Resolutions Database.

Enquiries may be directed to:

Wyatt Skovron
Policy Analyst
780.955.4096

Kim Heyman
Director, Advocacy & Communications
780.955.4079