Fylkesmannen i Rogaland
The County Governor is the chief representative of the King and Government, and work to ensure that decisions of the Storting (Parliament) and Government are implemented correctly.
We care for Rogaland (Our vision: Vi tar vare på Rogaland)
The County Governor
Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa
In Norway, people meet the public sector in most areas of life. For the individual, the most important administrative level is the municipality, or local government. They are responsible for the basic services of society. An important role of the County Governor is to advise and supervise the local authorities in the implementation of central policies in a local context – with due respect to the political judgement of the local government.
In doing so, the County Governor acts as a guardian of civil rights. The County Governor may review local decisions regarding the rights of any individual in the fields of health and social care, education, building and planning, and may change the decision for the benefit of the individual. Other important fields of action are environment protection, agriculture, emergency planning, local government finances and family matters.
About Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa
Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa, born 1948, was appointed County Governor of Rogaland in 2012 and started November first 2013, after she finished her last parliamentary session. She has had a long political carrier as Member of Parliament (Stortinget) for five sessions, minister in three different ministries and as a local politician in her own municipality, Hjelmeland.
Kleppa is educated as a teacher and worked as such for more than 20 years. She started as Member of Parliament in 1993.