The Greater Manchester
Combined Authority (GMCA) is a unique model of governance for a
city region, provided for by the Local Democracy, Economic
Development and Construction Act 2009. The GMCA is a statutory body
with its functions set out in legislation. These functions, which cover the Greater
Manchester area, include some transport functions, economic
development and regeneration functions.
constitution is set out in an Operating Agreement, which has been
approved by all 10 constituent councils.
As a body, the GMCA
comprises the Leaders of the 10 constituent councils in Greater
Manchester (or their substitutes) and is chaired by the Interim
Mayor for Greater Manchester. It
usually meets on the last Friday of every month.
The GMCA meeting is
managed by the Greater Manchester Integrated Support Team but
agendas are published on this website for reference. More
information about GMCA can be found on their website at
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