The Role of Councillors explained

The Council’s main responsibilities are to set the overall directions and goals for the whole of Highland and then monitor their implementation and success.

Councillors guide the development of local policies, set service standards and priorities, and monitor the performance of the organisation.

Councillors’ responsibilities include:

  • strategic planning for the whole area and ensuring a sustainable future

  • determining the financial strategy and allocating resources via the council budget

  • representing ratepayers and residents

  • advocating on a broad range of issues

  • liaising and coordinating with other levels of government, non-government, community groups and the private sector

  • overseeing the management of community assets

  • facilitating community participatio

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