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About the Council

We are proud of Staffordshire, and of our council that supports the people of this county. We are no ordinary county council. It is a great place to live and work, with a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do. The people of Staffordshire are at our heart, and we take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people.

Our vision is to be an innovative, ambitious, and sustainable county where everyone has the opportunity to prosper, be healthy and happy.

Everything we do contributes to that vision, and to achieve that, we must keep living and breathing our values – ambitious, courageous, and empowering.

Our responsibilities as a county council go far and wide. From highways, transport and economic growth to education, health and social care and children and young people; there’s so much opportunity to make a real impact.

We have over 4,000 colleagues who make incredible things happen.

Our values

We all share a common purpose of public service to the people of Staffordshire. Our values support our Strategic Plan and vision and are at the heart of everything we do. Our people are A C E and unique, which is why we want to make sure we lead them well and provide the benefits and wellbeing support they need. Our people have different roles, different things that motivate them, different learning needs and will be at different stages of their career journey. But our values unite us to achieve amazing things.

Our Values: Ambitious -We are ambitious for our communities and the people of Staffordshire; Courageous - We recognise  our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions; Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well

Our organisation, its role, and responsibilities

  • Councillor Alan White is the current Leader of the county council.
  • Councillor Paul Snape is the current Chairman of the county council.
  • We are the top-tier local authority for the non-metropolitan county of Staffordshire.
  • The full council is made up of 62 elected councillors or members.
  • The full council is responsible for the major policies that set out our approach to service delivery, and agrees council funding, and sets council tax.
  • The council is organised into five directorates: Corporate Services, Finance, Economy, Infrastructure and Skills, Children and Families, and Health and Care.