City Council

The City Council of Randers Kommune oversees the administration of government within the municipality, through the Finance Committe and seven standing committees.

The seven comittees

  • Children and School Committee
  • Health and Aging Committee
  • Environmental and Technical – Physical Maintenance Committee
  • Social Welfare Committee
  • Employment Commitee
  • Culture and Leisure Committee
  • Business and Development Committee

There are also a number of other committees of the City Council.

Attendance at City Council Meetings by the Media and Citizens

Media and citizens have the right to attend City Council meetings, except those held behind closed doors. Please see the Meeting Calendar.

The Town Hall (Rådhuset) is equipped with modern audiovisual equipment, both for the city council members during the meeting, but also to the delight of the audience for the meeting.

The audio is transmitted from the council's meetings, so it is possible to follow the council's negotiations directly while at home.

Direct transmission from the City Council Meeting

The day after the meeting you will find an "on demand" version, where you can click and listen to each item from both yesterday's meeting and previous meetings.

Decision Makers in the Kommune

Most decisions in Randers Kommune are made by the Directors on the basis of laws, regulations and guidelines of the policy committee and City Council.

Very important decisions, or decisions that have important consequences for the individual citizen, however, are usually made by the political committee. 

Key issues that the committees have no power to decide are sent for consideration to the City Council.


Randers Kommune is governed by the articles established in the local government of the Kommune, and the Rules of Procedure of the City Council. They are both adopted by Randers City Council.

City Council Composition

The council consists of 31 members who are elected for a four year period.

The mayor is ex officio chairman of the Finance Committee.

The Finance Committee has nine members, while the other committees have varying membership between five and nine. All the members of the committees also sit on the City Council.  

The chairpersons of the various committees have consultation times at the Administration Building at Laksetorvet. 

More Information

You can read more general information about local government in Denmark in the box titled 'Local Government in Denmark'.

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