Drafting a resolution

A resolution is composed of:

1. Whereas clauses (optional):

  • Describes the issue; leads logically to the "resolved" clauses. (Background information may be used instead of "whereas" clauses.)

2.  Resolved clauses:

  • Describes the action proposed or recommended. There can be more than one "resolved" clause, but should be limited to items of significance.

3. Background information:

  • Can include: a description of the issue; a statement outlining how the resolution would change the issue; or the rationale for the proposed course of action.
  • Maximum of one page for background information.

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