Governance Manual

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4.1 Role and functions

4.1.1 Leading and influencing the council’s work

The mayor is the council’s elected leader and chair of the governing body...

4.1.2 Leading the development of council plans, policies and budgets

It is the mayor’s role to lead the development of the council’s plans...

4.1.3 Ensuring effective engagement with the people of Auckland

It is the role of the mayor to ensure there is effective engagement between...

4.1.4 Leading and chairing the governing body

The mayor has an important role in maintaining and coordinating the council’s governance...

4.1.5 Appointing the deputy mayor, governing body committees and establishing an office

The mayor may appoint the deputy mayor, establish governing body committees...

4.1.6 Representing and speaking for the council

The mayor is the council’s principal representative to the public. In certain...

4.1.7 Exercising civil defence and emergency management powers

The mayor has an important role in Auckland’s civil defence and emergency management...

4.1.8 Election and tenure

The mayor is elected as an office-holder by the people of Auckland every three years as...