There are 25 Councillors in total in Sligo County Council representing 5 Electoral Areas:
The Cathaoirleach (Chairman) for Sligo County Council is currently elected by the members and his office runs for one year. The current Cathaoirleach is Cllr. Veronica Cawley.
The Council also has a Leas Cathaoirleach (Vice Chairman) The current Leas Cathaoirleach is Cllr. Dara Mulvey. The Local Government Act 2001 states that in 2004, the Cathaoirleach and Leas Cathaoirleach will be elected by the people.
The Cathaoirleach may decide to hold functions and civic receptions for distinguished guests or to mark a historical achievement
As stipulated in the City and County Management Acts, The members are responsible for carrying out Reserved Functions whereas the Manager is responsible for Executive Functions
Reserved functions relate to matters of policy such as -