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Council Membership/Organization

A local council

is made up of local council members, and the local council members are selected by local residents through a popular, equal, direct and secret election.

  • Chairperson
    • Vice-chairperson
    • Head official
    • Special Committees
    • Administrator
    • Expert member

Members of the County Council

The current members of the county council

are made up of a total of seven representatives, who consist of three representatives selected from Pyeongchang Electoral District Ga (Pyeongchang, Mitan, Bangrim, Daehwa), three representatives selected from Pyeongchang Electoral District Na (Bongpyeong, Yongpyeong, Jinbu, Daegwanryeong), and one proportional representative.

Chairperson and Vice-chairperson

  • The county council has one chairperson and one vice-chairperson who are selected among council members to serve for the term of two years.
  • The chairperson represents the council, keeps meetings in order, and oversees administrative work of the council. The vice-chairperson shall perform the duties of the chairperson when the chairperson is unavailable.
  • The current chairperson is Representative Jang Mun-hyeok (Electoral District Na), and the current vice-chairperson is Representative Lee Ju-ung (Electoral District Ga), whose term is until June 30, 2020.

Special Committees

A local council

can establish standing committees, which operate on a permanent basis, and the special committees that are formed to deliberate on and handle special agenda. Pyeongchang County Council forms and operates a special committee that is made up of less than 13 members, pursuant to the Local Autonomy Act, through the decision made at the plenary session of the council, when needed.