The regional council is made up of 12 councillors elected democratically by the Southland public. They represent six constituencies.
Nicol Horrell (Western), Lloyd McCallum (Southern), Peter McDonald (Hokonui), Allan Baird (Fiordland); Robert Guyton, Bonnie Mager, Neville Cook, Lloyd Esler, Eric Roy, Lyndal Ludlow (Invercargill-Rakiura); Jeremy McPhail and David Stevens (Eastern-Dome).
Your locally elected councillors represent you to ensure that local needs are met by making decisions and setting the direction for the sustainable use of resources. The members of the current council were elected in October 2019 for a three-year term.