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ROLES IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The mayor, council, councillors, Chief Executive Officer and administration all play an important role in the successful operation of a local government. Having a good understanding of these roles contributes significantly to good governance.

This section looks at the purpose of these roles in local government, how each relates to and interacts with other roles and what the key responsibilities are.

About roles in local government

Councillors should always be aware of which role they are playing at any particular time.

The CEO has a critical role to play in supporting good governance.

The mayor’s leadership skills can help all councillors work as an effective group.

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