Decision making within NALC is made through a democratic structure, with a national council in place to facilitate this process.
Individual town and parish councils are members of their local county association and the national association. Each county association appoints one representative from their member councils to sit on National Council. The representative must be an elected councillor. Each National Council representative is responsible for ensuring the views of councils in their county area are voiced, and decisions made at national council are communicated back via their county association structure.
National Council makes decisions only in the interests of the NALC as a whole. National Council shall accept, consider and determine views, and report back motions or proposals submitted to it by county associations or by way of its committees.
National Council is empowered to create committees, and delegate powers to them as is appropriate.
Current standing committees are
Larger Local Councils Committee
National Council and all of the committees meet on a quarterly cycle.
To download a copy of the National Association’s Code of Policy, please click here (updated 10 Feb 2014)