The organisation is politically run. The members appoint representatives to the Association's congress, which is the highest decision-making body.
Between congresses the SALAR Board leads the political work of the Association. It is supported by the Executive Committee of the Board and by delegations and committees. The committees work on many areas of importance to municipalities, county councils and regions, such as social issues, health care, finance, education, elderly care and growth and development issues.
The day-to-day work of the Association is led and coordinated by a Director General and the administrative office.