Coventry City Council employs more than 13,000 people and delivers around 700 services to its residents and businesses, making it the biggest organisation in Coventry. It’s headed by Chief Executive, Martin Reeves, supported by a small team of directors.
The Council of today reflects a strong civic tradition dating back to the 14th century, and the city is also proud to have a Lord Mayor – a right granted in 1953 by Queen Elizabeth II.
The Council is made up of 18 wards, each represented by three councillors with a leader and cabinet model of political management. This involves an executive board of 10 councillors with their own portfolios, of
Policy, Leadership and Governance
Strategic Finance and Resources
Children and Young People
Sustainability and Local Infrastructure
Health and Community Services
Neighbourhood Action, Housing, Leisure and Culture
Community Safety and Equalities
Other members form scrutiny boards to oversee the decision-making process of the executive and have the power to call in decisions made and make recommendations to the Council.
Recent times have seen a streamlining of the Council, with major reviews across all services. These changes are helping the Council to save millions of pounds a year, bring in new ways of working and create a basis for the future, while still delivering quality services to the people of Coventry.
Partnership working is vital to the Council, which works closely with organisations across the city, West Midlands and neighbouring counties to drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs.
The Council is proud to have played a key role in supporting and driving the development of a coherent and compelling economic narrative that celebrates the unique and special characteristics of Coventry and Warwickshire. This narrative comes powerfully alive through the Champions, who are all committed to championing the area.