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Council officers look after the overall performance of an organization. Officers making up the council shape the direction and make decisions on behalf of the organization as a whole. The council itself is also known as a “board”, and members on the council can also be called “board officers”, “directors” or “trustees”.
Depending on the organization, council officers may be either elected or appointed, or perhaps even a combination of both. Moreover, the number of officers may vary between organizations.
A council officer might also refer to a local government representative. Also known as “councillors”, they are elected officials generally responsible for administering local services and overseeing local budgets.