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Mayo County Development Board

The Mayo County Development Board was established on 30th March 2000. The Board is made up of all the major players in local development in the county.

The Board is comprised of four sectors: the Local Authority, Local Development, the State Agencies and the Social Partners.

It has been set up because there has been a phenomenal growth in the range and complexity of public services provided locally over the past decade or so, as the public service reshapes itself to cope with the new emerging local needs. Some of these services are provided under the guidance of their local government system; others by new local development agencies operating parallel to the local government system; and still more by central government and its agencies.

All this effort is considerable, the sum of the individual effort is not always apparent. It needs co-ordination and leadership to help avoid overlaps and, indeed, to identify and meet the needs not currently being met, which is the role and the responsibility of the County Development Board.

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