The Management Committee carries out a vital role within the Municipality. Their role is not necessarily about doing, it is about ensuring things are done. Usually the day-to-day management of the Municipality will be delegated by the Municipal Manager.
The Management Committee is made up of the Municipal Manager (Chairperson), the General Managers, the Senior Manager: Mayoralty and Communications, the Senior Manager: Corporate Strategy and Shared Services, the Manager: Legal Services and the Manager: Risk and Internal Audit. The said Committee is held accountable for the activities of the Municipality. It is the ultimate decision-making forum administratively.
Overview of Responsibilities
The Management Committee plays an important role in the Municipality as both leaders and decision-makers. Their overall responsibilities are summarised below.
The Management Committee ensures that everything the Municipality does supports its vision, purpose and aims. They establish the fundamental values, the ethical principles and strategic direction in which the Municipality operates.
The Management Committee must account for everything the Municipality does, including its spending and activities. The Management Committee monitors and evaluates all areas of the Municipality's performance.
The Management Committee ensures compliance with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements and seeks guidance around any uncertainties. Everything the Management Committee and the Municipality does must also be in line with its governing document.
The Management Committee ensures that all money, property and resources are properly used, managed and accounted for. In order to be accountable, suitable systems must be in place and kept up to date.
With regard to staff, the Management Committee is essentially the employer. They must ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are in place for staff, and that same are properly managed and supported.