What is the Executive Council?

The Executive Council of the State of New Hampshire works with the Governor to administer the affairs of the State. Councilors serve as watchdogs of the state treasury, voting to approve most of the more than $5 billion the State of New Hampshire spends each year. The Council also approves the appointments of Judges and Commissioners, as well as hearing pardon requests. Every two years, the Governor and Executive Council appoint more than 300 citizens to serve on various state agencies, boards and commissions.

The five Executive Councilors each represent one fifth of the population, (approximately 263,000 citizens) and serve two year terms.


Learn more: www.nh.gov/council/about-us