WHAT IS LOCAL GOVERNMENT? Also known as Municipal Administration, “local government” is a much friendlier way to describe us. We are the level of government managing cities, towns, villages and rural communities across this country. Local governments have elected officials: Mayors or Heads of Council and Council Members. They also have paid professional staff who carry out the vision and the mission, and get the work done. THAT’S WHERE YOU COME IN. No matter what your area of expertise, there is likely a local government career that fits. Imagine getting up every day with a sense of purpose and pride knowing what you do will make a difference in people’s lives, including family and friends, neighbours and fellow citizens. So many basic things we take for granted from morning to night, are the result of change-makers and community builders like you, transforming and connecting the communities in which we live through their roles Local Government.