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