Umdoni Municipality consists of 19 Councillors which form Umdoni Council. The Executive Committee (EXCO) which is made up of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Speaker and one Member, reports directly to the full Council.
In terms of Section 9 of the Municipal Structures Act, three portfolio Committees were established with the reporting line to EXCO. Council nominated chairpersons of each portfolio Committee. Each Committee has its own terms reference. Their core function is to look at specifi c issues that relate to each portfolio committee. The portfolio committees deliberate issues and then make recommendations to EXCO to take decision. Council and EXCO meet monthly.