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    Akershus County Council

    Akershus County Council is a democratically elected body with regional responsibilities in areas such as education, transport, dental care and regional development.

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    Areas of responsibility

    Akershus County Council is an regional developer in areas such as education, transport, public planning, climate and environment and culture.

  • Pilegrimsleden er et nettverk av veier som går til Trondheim og Nidarosdomen, hellige Olavs gravkirke. I dag går Pilegrimsleden gjennom alle regioner i Akershus.

    Akershus county

    Akershus is often called "the green belt of Oslo", surrounding the capital both in the west, east and north

Akershus County Council

Akershus County Council is a democratically elected body with regional responsibilities in areas such as education, transport, dental care and regional development.

Governing

The County Council is the supreme political body of the county, making decisions on important matters and matters of principle. The County Council of Akershus has 43 representatives, elected by popular vote. The County Mayor of Akershus is Ms. Anette Solli.

More about the political organisastion of Akershus County Council

Administration

Akershus County Council’s administration consists of the County Administration as well as 45 sub-organisations. Approximately 4800 people are employed by the County Council of Akershus. The administration is led by the Chief County Executive, currently Mr. Tron Bamrud.

More about the county administration

Areas of responsibilitity

Akershus County Council offers services within the following areas:

  • Education
  • Transport
  • Regional planning and development
  • Industrial development
  • Dental care
  • Public health
  • Culture and voluntary organisations
  • Cultural heritage
  • International relations

Read more about our services and areas of responsibility.

About Akershus

Akershus is often referred to as "the green belt of Oslo", surrounding Noweay's capital both in the west, east and north. Although Akershus has a relatively small geographic area (4,918 square kilometres), is among the largest counties in Norway in terms of population.

More information about Akershus.