Role of Elected Members

Our Elected Members are responsible for:

  • Law-making (bylaws) and overseeing compliance to the relevant Acts of Parliament. For example, the Local Government Act 2002.
  • Developing and approving Council policy.
  • Determining expenditure and funding requirements of Council through the 10-Year Plan and Annual Plan processes.
  • Monitoring the performance of Council against its stated objectives and policies, particularly through the Annual Report.
  • Representing the interests of Hamilton. Upon election, all members must make a declaration that they will perform their duties faithfully and impartially and according to their best skill and judgement in the best interests of the city.
  • Employing the Chief Executive. Under the Local Government Act 2002, the council employs the Chief Executive who, in turn, employs all other staff on its behalf.​


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