Vision Statement

To partner with Central Government with its Developmental strategies in the Family Islands and to work jointly with regional and International associations and organizations to enhance capacity building through education and training of the membership and other interested groups. To assist schools, youth groups and other social organizations in order to facilitate improvement to the social fibre of society at the local level and reduce crime.

Mission Statement

Strengthening Local Government and Deepening Democracy throughout The Commonwealth of the Bahamas by participatory local Governance and Capacity Building at all levels.

Government Association

On 25th June 1996, by an Act, cited as the Local Government Act, brought Local Government to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas for the very first time, in a formal democratic way.

It was not until 1999, when Administrator A. E. Williams then President of the “Association of Local Government Administrator’s (ALGA) recommended to the Chief Councillors the need to establish a national association for Local Government Practitioners. The idea was well received and elections were subsequently held during the induction training conference held every three (3) years for newly elected Local Government Practitioners in the capital, Nassau.

The first elected President of the association was Chief Councillor Rosney Cooper, the Chief Councillor for the West Grand Bahama District.

The name of the association was officially adopted and ratified as the “Bahamas Association of Local Government Authorities” (BALGA). 

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All Local Government District Councils in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.