Welcome and thank you for visiting the website of Governors Association of Korea.
Established in 1999, Governors Association of Korea consists of mayors and governors of the 17 metropolitan cities and provinces and is committed to creating a livable country for all citizens and revitalize local governments by promoting healthy local governments through decentralization.
Although the local autonomy system of the Republic of Korea has been enforced 23 years ago, we still find ourselves in a central government-driven society.
Local governments are in the position of executing policies onsite, so they are capable to do a lot more effective work than the central government. It is time now that the central government assures the autonomy of the local governments based on credibility.
The autonomy of local governments will meet various administrative demands of the people, and develop a mature local autonomy system which is based on diversity and creativity.
We will place emphasis on fostering global capacity of the local governments and do our utmost in enhancing the mutual cooperation between central & local governments as well as between the local governments.
We look forward to your continued support and cooperation.
Kwon Young-Jin (The Mayor of Daegu Metropolitan City)