The General Assembly, at its meeting on 23 January, agreed new governance arrangements for the LGA. 

Summary of the changes

Member Services team responsibilities

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, 6 pages, 266KB) LGA member content

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Access LGA committee meeting information via your tablet

If you are a member on our governance structures, you can also access LGA meeting information via our App for Android, Apple and Windows mobile devices. In the first instance, you will need to undertake a short one off registration process with the assistance of an LGA Officer. To register for the App, please email Guides for using the Apple and Android App are available should you wish to familiarise yourself with the App in advance.

Guide to using the app on an Android
Guide to using the app on an iPad


LGA Executive

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.

Councillors' Forum

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.

LGA Leadership Board

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. .

LGA General Assembly

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the LGA General Assembly will be held on Tuesday, 30 June in Harrogate International Centre, Kings Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5LA immediately before the opening of the LGA's Annual Conference & Exhibition.

LGA Panels

The Selector Panel carries out the decision making role of 'Selector' under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007.

LGA Commission

The Fire Commission represents the views of combined fire and rescue authorities and principal authorities with a fire and rescue service.

Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are open to groups of authorities that share a particular interest and and and are all members of the LGA.

LGA members' allowances scheme

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.

Regional groupings

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.


Governance information for new and continuing Members

Find out about our Member Briefing Day and other useful induction information.

View induction resources

Work for us

View our recruitment site

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:

  • secondments
  • fixed-term contracts
  • permanent roles