The Executive provides strategic direction to the work of the LGA and the central bodies, having regard to any advice from the LGA Leadership Board and the boards of the central bodies and representing the views of local government.
The General Assembly, at its meeting on 23 January, agreed new governance arrangements for the LGA.
In this section you can find out about the structure and governance of the Local Government Association (LGA). Advance details of meetings of the Leadership Board, the Executive and the Councillors' Forum can be found in our forward plan:
LGA Forward Plan (PDF, 5 pages, 170KB)
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The Councillors' Forum is an advisory body that provides a steer to the LGA Executive on current priority issues for local government.
Our Boards develop, steer and oversee all policy and improvement activity of the LGA, through extensive engagement with councils.
The Leadership Board directs the LGA's activities and business, in accordance with the strategic priorities and direction set by the Executive. The board reports and makes recommendations to the Executive on LGA activities. .
The LGA General Assembly meets once a year and acts as the 'parliament' for local government. It is a key element of the LGA's member structure.
The LGA's Finance Panel shapes and develops the Association's policies and programmes on local government finance.The Selector Panel carries out the decision making role of ‘Selector' under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007.
The General Assembly agreed, at its meeting on 23 January, to disband the Urban and Rural Commissions, with effect from February 2014. The Urban Commission will be replaced by a new City Regions Board, and the Rural Commission by a new People & Places Board . The Fire Commissions will continue in its current form, representing the views of combined fire and rescue authorities and principal authorities with a fire and
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are open to groups of authorities that share a particular interest and and and are all members of the LGA.
The Constitution of the LGA allows the Executive to establish a scheme of payments to councillors attending meetings and other approved duties of the LGA.
The LGA is the national voice for local government, but its voice is the sum of all parts. Councils collaborate regionally to make an impact. Each association is a voluntary and independent body, run and supported by its member councils.
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The LGA offers many exciting opportunities in a wide range of roles. These are for skilled and innovative individuals looking to add to their local government career by contributing on a national level. We have a range of employment options available including:
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