Erie County Council works to serve the citizens of Erie County as their legislative voice in articulating and funding their prerogatives and needs as well as the services mandated by Commonwealth law.
Erie County Council is the legislative branch of Erie County government. Council is responsible for passing the county budget, which in 2024 is about $576.5 million. Council, acting as the County Board of Elections, oversees Erie County’s Elections and Voting offices. Council Members also sit as the Board of Trustees for Pleasant Ridge Manor, the county’s skilled nursing home facility, and supervise the Erie County Human Relations Commission.