Troms County Government aims to create a better region in which to live and contributes towards the development of the High North into an attractive region and to develop Troms as a leading environmental county.
Norwegian County Councils are today part of a three level governance system:
Administrative regions, County Councils (19 fylkeskommuner)
Municipalities (431 kommuner)
In addition, there is a County Governor (fylkesmannen) in each county, who is the chief representative of both the monarch and the government, with a separate administration and separate responsibilities to the county council.
County Council tasks
In developing Troms as a strong and healthy region, some of the council's tasks include:
Management of secondary education systems, continuing education and trainee programmes
Managenment of county roads (Troms: 1800 km)
Public and school transport
Instigation and support of business, social and economic development
Administration of regional project funds
Cultural heritage, county libraries, sports, nature & leisure activities, general public health etc.
Dental Health Service