A municipality attends to welfare-related tasks where people live, and it is here that residents should feel a sense of belonging. In addition to being a welfare producer, a municipality should also be an active community developer.
Elected officials have the overall management and decision-making responsibility in the community. This means an overall responsibility for results, and the responsibility of organizing the municipality as appropriately as possible with regard to the development of local democracy, a comprehensive community development and best possible production of services for local inhabitants.
The main service areas are:
- Children, youth, education (kindergarten, primary and adult education)
- Health, health care services, welfare