Cork City Council has 31 democratically elected members representing the six wards in the City. Local elections are held every 5 years. The functions of the Council are split into Reserved Functions and Executive Functions. The former relates to the responsibilities of the elected members; the latter refers to the responsibilities of the Chief Executive and the staff that work in support of the elected members.
Council policy is developed by six Strategic Policy Committees:
The Corporate Policy Group consist of the Lord Mayor, the Chief Executive and the Chairpersons of the Strategic Policy Committees (all of whom are elected members) and provides a forum for policy issues which transcend the remit of individual Strategic Policy Committees.
Elected Members also participate in a range of internal and external Committees and bodies. A full list of these can be downloaded here:-