The Regional Service Commission is managed by communities and work as service providers to ensure communities get the services they pay for. The are not an additional level of government and decision-making is done by communities via board representatives. Commissions cannot collect taxes, but they bill for services provided.
The NWRSC works for and is funded by its communities.
Introduced in December 2011, the goal of the Action Plan for a new Local Governance System in New Brunswick was to improve collaboration, communication, and planning between communities. To reach that goal, twelve new Regional Service Commissions were created in the province.
Within each region, a Regional Service Commission has three main roles:
- Delivering, or facilitating the delivery of mandated services to communities.
- Facilitating voluntary service arrangements among interested communities.
- Acting as a regional forum for collaboration among communities on regional issues.
Communities in each of the 12 Regional Service Commissions (RSC) and Geographic Location: