Members of the Highlands Council are assisted in their policy-setting and decision-making by a professional staff that is dedicated to ensuring the Council has what it needs to protect natural resources, preserve the character and vitality of the Highlands and fulfill the Council's obligations under the Highlands Act and the Regional Master Plan.

Staff members also serve as liaisons to municipalities that are engaged in the Plan Conformance process. This ensures that the designated professional Plan Conformance lead representative from each municipality or county has a single point of contact within the Council staff. A list of Liaisons by county and municipality is available at the link below.