REMINDER #2 - 2023 June District Resolutions
Attention AMM Members:
The 2023 June District meetings (JDMs) will take place on June 14-16, and 19-26.
Please note that resolutions will be debated at the upcoming JDMs. The deadline to submit resolutions to the AMM office is June 1, 2023.
All Resolutions will be categorized prior to the June District meetings by an elected district representative and the corresponding District Directors. Category 1 Resolutions will proceed to the annual Fall Convention in November.
For more information, please review:
Resolutions MUST include whereas clauses, otherwise they will not be accepted.
Resolutions must be directed at the provincial or federal governments or AMM. Resolutions directed at individual AMM members will not be accepted (any member can send the AMM a letter to review issues of this nature).
Additional suggestions to consider:
- Has your municipality contacted the corresponding provincial/federal department(s) about the issue and copied the AMM?
- Have you called the AMM office and asked for assistance?
- Have you consulted with neighbouring municipalities and/or the Manitoba Municipal Administrators' Association (MMAA)?
Resolutions must be passed by your local Council and a signed certified copy must be submitted to the AMM office prior to the June 1 deadline (submitting a PDF version via email is sufficient). If your municipality can also provide the plain text of the resolution in either an email or Microsoft Word, it would be greatly appreciated.
Please submit your resolutions to AMM Senior Policy Analyst Stefanie Vieira at firstname.lastname@example.org.
______________________________________________________________NEW AMM Resolutions Policy*
The AMM has implemented a new Expired Resolutions Policy effective immediately. Under this new policy, active resolutions that have been passed at the Annual Fall Convention will be active for eight years, totalling two full Council terms. Once a resolution has become more than eight-years-old, it will automatically be removed from the active resolutions list, unless it is retained by the AMM Board of Directors using the existing four-years-old reconfirmation process.
Resolutions older than eight-years-old may span multiple Councils and provincial governments. In this period, local priorities and the legislative and/or regulatory environment may have changed considerably since the resolution’s original passage.
Please note that if a resolution is not reconfirmed, it will be removed from the active resolutions list and a letter will be sent to the sponsor(s) summarizing AMM advocacy efforts. At this time, sponsor(s) may be encouraged to put forth a new resolution based on updated advocacy efforts and current information.
Please note that other western Canadian municipal associations have similar polices in effect.