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Governance and Management Structures

  • Overall role of Tipperary County Council is that of a multi-functional organisation acting as a development corporation which operates in the best interests of the citizens being served ;
  • This involves delivering a wide range of services including infrastructural, social, economic, cultural, recreation/amenity, social inclusion and many others;
  • In practice, effective operation of the Council can only be achieved on the basis of mutual respect between the Council and the executive; Members and Officials working together to achieve a common purpose within a framework of clearly defined functions and roles;
  • Councillors and Management are role models that set the ‘tone at the top’;
  • The Council is assisted in its policy making role by 5 Strategic Policy Committees, membership of which is drawn from Council membership and sector representatives in such areas as business, farming, environment, community and trade unions;
  • Collectively, the Cathaoirleach and the Chairs of the SPC’s form the Corporate Policy Group – acts as the Council’s cabinet providing guidance and advice to the SPC’s with specific roles in relation to the preparation of the Budget, preparation and monitoring of the Corporate Plan, varying the Local Property Tax and recommending members for appointment to the Audit Committee;
  • The Council has structured links with the community and voluntary sector through the operation of the Public Participation Network.
  • The Council also facilitates the operation of the Local Community Development Committee which has governance and oversight responsibilities for community expenditure from national sources;
  • The Local Entreprise Office (LEO) acts as a facilitator of access to enterprise services and to promote and support enterprise at a local level, with a particular focus on micro enterprise – work of the LEO complements the ongoing support provided to the business community through the broad range of services, events and grants provided by the Council;