The following template is offered as guidance to structuring a terms of reference (ToR) for a community heritage commission. There are many approaches to writing a ToR and this suggestion is not meant to be prescriptive or exhaustive. It is our goal to provide a template that will guide you in efficiently writing ToR that will support the success of your Community Heritage Commission.
[Name of local government] Community Heritage Commission
Title: Terms of Reference
If the ToR is not fully contained in a bylaw, provide the date the document was last approved.
Vision, Mission, Goals, Objectives
Vision is the broadest of these four sections; objectives is the most specific. You may choose those that are best suited to your situation, but mission and goals should be included in every document.
Authority and accountability
Definition of terms