Councillors are elected to lead and represent the whole community. As your local elected representative, they advocate on behalf of residents and work to assist them. As members of Council, individual Councillors have responsibilities to other Councillors and the community. Councillors' responsibilities include approving the Council Plan and Council Budget. They have a responsibility, as stewards of community resources, to manage the city's assets, provide a wide range of services and facilities and ensure finances are allocated in the best interests of the whole community.