How Auckland Council works
Te āhua whakahaere i te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau
Political decision-making at Auckland Council is shared between the Governing Body and the local boards.
The mayor is elected by all Auckland voters and leads our Governing Body.
The Governing Body focuses on the big picture and on region-wide strategic decisions.
The Governing Body consists of the mayor and 20 councillors, who are elected by voters from the 13 Auckland wards.
The Governing Body establishes committees to enable effective decision-making.
Local boards represent the communities in their area and make decisions on local issues, activities and facilities.
Each of the 21 local boards has between five and nine members, elected by voters from the area they represent. Each local board also elects a chairperson and a deputy chairperson.
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