Local Government Denmark (LGDK) is the interest group and member authority of Danish municipalities. It is voluntary to be a member of LGDK, but nevertheless all 98 municipalities are members. The mission of LGDK is to safeguard common interests of the municipalities, assist the individual municipality with consultancy services and in addition ensure that the local authorities are provided with up-to-date and relevant information.
LGDK as a Member Organisation
LGDK supports the municipalities with consulting services and information to enable them to attend to their tasks in the best possible way.
LGDK as an Employers' Association
LGDK is the employers' association of the municipalities and the negotiation party in relation to the trade unions of the local officials.
LGDK's Protection of Interests
LGDK protects the interests of the municipalities in relation to the Danish Parliament, the Government, the central administration, the EU, professional and industrial bodies and the public.
LGDK's Political Organization
The distribution of seats in the political committees of LGDK – Executive Committee, Chairmanship, Committee of Representatives and Local Government Regional Councils – is based on the elections to the local town councils. The current political composition is based on the result of the local government elections on 17 November 2009.
Danish municipalities have a longstanding tradition of uniting in communities of interest. LGDK is an interest and member organisation for the Danish municipalities which has existed since 1970.