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Local Government

The Dobele County is administered by the local government, which by means of elected representatives - the Council, and the institutions formed by the Council, ensure the executing of the functions and tasks provided by law, as well as voluntary initiatives in accordance with the interests of the state and the citizens of the respective administrative territory.

Since the 1st of July, 2021 the Dobele County Council consists of 19 members. Council members are elected for four years. Last elections took place on June 5th, 2021. At present five political parties are represented in the Council.

The Council themselves from among the Council members elect Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson/s of the Council. 

Since the 1st of July, 2021:

  • Chairman of the Dobele County Council is Mr Edgars Gaigalis (Nacionālā Apvienība VL -TB/LNNK)
  • Deputy Chairmen are Mr Edgars Laimiņš (responsible for economy and development issues, Jaunā VIENOTĪBA) and Mr Viesturs Reinfelds (responsible for education, culture, sports and social issues, Latvijas Reģionu Apvienība).


Dobele County Council

Mr Edgars Gaigalis (VL -TB/LNNK), Chairman

Mr Edgars Laimiņš (JV), Deputy Chairman - economy and development issues

Mr Viesturs Reinfelds (LRA), Deputy Chairman - education, culture, sports and social issues, 

Mr Ģirts Ante (LZS)

Mr Ivars Gorskis (LZS)

Mr Gints Kaminskis (LZS)

Mr Aldis Lerhs (LZS)

Ms Sintija Liekniņa (LZS)

Ms Dace Reinika (LZS)

Mr Guntis Safranovičs (LZS)

Mr Andrejs Spridzāns (LZS)

Ms Indra Špela (LZS)

Ms Linda Karloviča (VL -TB/LNNK)

Mr Ainārs Meiers (VL -TB/LNNK)

Mr Ivars Stanga (VL -TB/LNNK)

Ms Kristīne Briede (LRA)

Mr Andris Podvinskis (LRA)

Ms Sanita Olševska (JV)

Mr Māris Feldmanis (KPV LV)


The functions delegated to the local government and the decisions made by the County Council are executed by the Administration of the Dobele municipality (Executive Director Agris Vilks) and other municipal institutions like the Social Service, the Culture and Sports Department, the Education Department, the Municipal Police, the Orphan's Court and the Adult Education and Business Support Centre.

The local government holds 100% shares in a number of companies, that according to the functions delegated to local municipalities, provide different services to the citizens of the municipality, including heating, water supply and sanitation, cleaning of the municipal area, health services, transport services, facilities management, etc.