The Role of the Village Head as Development Administrator

Nawir Rahman(1*),

(1) Universitas Patompo
(*) Corresponding Author



A village is a legal community unit that has territorial boundaries that has the authority to regulate and manage government affairs, the interests of local communities based on community initiatives, origin rights, and/or traditional rights that are recognized and respected in the government system of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia. Villages are government agents in national development. The development program carried out by the village government cannot be separated from the role of a village head. Therefore, this research aims to analyze the role of village heads as development administrators. The research method used is qualitative with a case study approach. Data collection techniques such as observation, interviews, and documentation. Meanwhile, the data analysis technique uses data triangulation, namely data reduction, data presentation, and concluding. The research results show that the role of the village head as a development administrator in Patalassang Village, Sinjai Regency, is as a motivator, facilitator, and mobilizer, where these roles are carried out by encouraging community participation and stimulating the spirit of mutual cooperation. Then, the Village Head visits residents in their homes and talks with them, holds community meetings to listen to their aspirations, and involves them in development by asking for their suggestions and input. The Village Head also often invites community representatives to attend village meetings and provide their input and opinion


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