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Government

Halifax Regional Municipality exists to serve the needs and interests of its citizens. The management and employees support council decision making, recognize and encourage diversity and deliver efficient, effective and responsive services for the residents of Halifax.

Office of the Mayor

Contact Mayor Mike Savage and discover what he’s doing to provide leadership for the Halifax region. Find links to his calendar, blog, expenses report and social media.

Regional Council

Regional Council is the main legislative and governing body for Halifax and its 16 districts. It is comprised of the Mayor and 16 Councillors. Councillors also sit on boards, committees and commissions, standing committees and community councils in the district where they've been elected.

Councillors

These 16 elected officials are an essential democratic link between residents and local government. Look up your councillor.

Legislation

Halifax Council passes resolutions, policies, By-laws and Administrative Orders as the means of providing direction - official records of these documents can be provided through the Office of the Municipal Clerk.  The Halifax Regional Charter is the provincial legislation that provides governance oversight to the Region. 

Accountability

The municipality is committed to freedom of information and protection of the privacy of personal information it holds and to being open and accountable to its citizens. View our financial statements. Check out the free datasets we've released through our Open Data Catalogue. Staff work in cooperation with the Auditor General to ensure transparency.

Get Involved

Volunteer to sit on a board or committee, prepare a petition about something you feel strongly about or attend a public hearing or public consultation.

Employment

Careers in public service can be extremely rewarding. Our Human Resources staff can tell you about exciting youth, volunteer and internship opportunities & how you can prepare for a job with your local government.