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County and City Management Association

The County and City Management Association (CCMA) is the ‘representative voice’ of the local government management network.

The LGMA provides support to and acts as point of contact for the CCMA. The CCMA is a non-statutory body and is a network of the chief executives of the county and city councils and the assistant chief executives of Dublin City Council.

The CCMA operates through a number of established committees:

  • Housing, Building and Land Use Committee
  • Climate Action, Transport, Circular Economy, and Networks Committee.
  • Rural Development, Community, Culture and Heritage Committee
  • Business, Enterprise, Tourism, Innovation and Urban/Town Economic Renewal Committee
  • Water, Environment and Emergency Planning Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Corporate Committee

Each Committee is made up of county and city council chief executives and directors of service / heads of finance.

The committee interfaces with senior management of government departments and other relevant stakeholders. The CCMA represents its members on external committees, steering groups and organisations.

Objectives of the CCMA

The strategic objectives of the CCMA are set by the CCMA Executive - an eight-member committee comprising of the CCMA Chair, Vice Chair, Chief Executive of Dublin City Council, Chief Executive of Cork County Council and four elected chief executive members. Their objectives are to:

  • Engage with key stakeholders on a range of diverse subjects affecting operational matters in a local authority
  • Demonstrate the system’s capability to ensure the provision of value for money
  • Develop and present an accurate and positive view of the worth of local authorities in the public domain by building an understanding of the broad range of work that local authorities are involved in at a local level
  • Demonstrate evidence of best practice and innovation within the sector for the purpose of supporting the wider development of such practices
  • Support individual members of the CCMA
  • Ensure that the public sector reform agenda is delivered and has a measurable positive impact

    Contact the CCMA

    CCMA Chairperson,
    Moira Murrell, Chief Executive, Cork County Council

    County and City Management Association
    Local Government House
    35 – 39 Ushers Quay
    Dublin 8