The Moroccan Association of the Presidents of Prefectural and Provincial Councils is an association that was founded under the provisions of Royal Decree No. 1-86-376, of 15 November 1958, as amended and supplemented in the area of public rights and liberties. Its members are composed of the Presidents of the Prefectural and Provincial Councils of the Kingdom of Morocco.

The Moroccan Association of the Presidents of Prefectural and Provincial Councils was established on the initiative of its presidents on 28 January 2019, with the aim of creating a mechanism enabling them to contribute effectively to strengthening the decentralization system and implementing advanced regionalization in Morocco, while at the meantime strengthening the associative dynamics of local and regional authorities in Morocco.

Objectives and Missions of the Association

The Moroccan Association of the Presidents of Prefectural and Provincial Councils is active, in coordination with the various components of the institutional framework of decentralization in Morocco, to serve as a platform representing the Prefectures and Provinces of Morocco and to facilitate meetings and exchanges between them.

The Association also serves as an interlocutor for all stakeholders involved in decentralization and territorial development in Morocco, as well as national and international, territorial and institutional partners, with a view to consolidating territorial development and local governance.

To this end, the Association aims to :

Ensuring the coordination of relations and cooperation between the Prefectural and Provincial Councils of the Kingdom and promoting their achievements;

Working for the dissemination and operationalization of the concepts of local democracy, as well as the consolidation of decentralization;

Providing advice on all legislative bills or administrative measures relating to the development of mechanisms for the management of territorial affairs;

Supporting the elected Moroccan local authorities through the representation of the Prefectural and Provincial Councils before the public authorities in all matters relating to Moroccan local government;

Expressing opinions on matters relating to the exercising by the Prefectural and Provincial Councils of the powers conferred to them by law;

Creating links of solidarity between the Prefectural and Provincial Councils, on the one hand, and the Regional Councils and territorial authorities, on the other hand, within the framework of complementarity and reciprocal support in order to ensure the responsibilities in terms of management of citizens' affairs;

Harmonizing the positions of the Prefectural and Provincial Councils at the level of forums, conferences and regional and international organizations and supporting the Moroccan representation within these bodies;

Contributing to all forms of legal, social and economic dialogue aimed at territorial development and justice, as well as the development of decentralization ;

Prospecting financial and material aid, both in Morocco and abroad for the benefit of the affiliated Councils;

Enhancing cooperation and partnerships;

Strengthening the role of the Prefectural and Provincial Councils as a mechanism for economic, social and cultural development ;

Supporting women's participation in order to contribute to the management of territorial affairs.

The Executive Board of the Association

Mr. Saad Benmbarek

the current President of the Rabat Provincial Council

The president of the association

The Moroccan Association of the Presidents of Prefectural and Provincial Councils is chaired by Mr. Saad Benmbarek, the current President of the Rabat Provincial Council.
Mr. Saad Benmbarek is active as a lawyer at the Rabat bar. He has been registered with the Court of Cassation since 1993, and previously held the position of Vice-President of the Rabat Municipal Council from 2009 to 2015. During this same period, he chaired the Legal Affairs, Litigation and Property Committee. From 2003 to 2009, he chaired the Rabat-Hassan Commune Council. He has also been a member of the Council of the Municipality of Rabat since 1997.
Mr. Saab Benmbarek is particularly involved in several national and international networks concerned with local and regional authorities.

The Executive Board of the Association is composed of seventeen (17) members elected by the General Assembly, including the President and a Vice-President from each of the twelve regions, as well as four (4) assistants appointed by the Executive Board to carry out the following tasks:

Treasurer
Vice-Treasurer
Deputy Secretary General of the Association
General clerk of the association

Deputy Secretary General of the Association

Deputy Secretary General of the Association

Vice-Treasurer

Treasurer

The members of the Executive Board of the Association

Kamal El MAHFOUD

President of the Provincial Council of El Fakih Ben Saleh

6th Vice President

Yassine ERRADI

President of the Provincial Council of Sidi Slimane

5th Vice President

Said RAHMOUNI

President of the Provincial Council of Nador

4th Vice President

Abdellah GHAZI

President of the Provincial Council of Tiznit

3rd Vice President

Abdelaziz JEDII

President of the Provincial Council of Nouaceur

2nd Vice President

Abdelouhed EL MASSOUDI

President of the Provincial Council of Taza

1st Vice President

المسعودي عبد الواحد

رئيس مجلس إقليم تازة

النائب الأول

عبد العزيز جدعي

رئيس مجلس إقليم النواصر

النائب الثاني

عبد الله غازي

رئيس مجلس إقليم تيزنيت

النائب الثالث

سعيد الرحموني

رئيس مجلس إقليم الناظور

النائب الرابع

ياسين الراضي

رئيس مجلس إقليم سيدي سليمان

النائب الخامس

كمال المحفوظ

رئيس مجلس إقليم الفقيه بنصالح

النائب السادس

Cheikh BANANE

President of the Provincial Council of Ousserd

12th Vice-President

Lahssen DAOUDI

President of the Provincial Council of Tinghir

11th Vice-President

Abderrahim BOUAZZA

President of the Provincial Council of Chefchaouen

10th Vice President

Salek BOULONE

President of the Provincial Council of Tan-Tan

9th Vice President

Mohammed Salem BAHIA

President of the Provincial Council of Tarfaya

8th Vice President

Abderrahim OUAAMROU

President of the Provincial Council of Kalaat Sraghna

7th Vice President

عبد الرحيم واعمرو

رئيس مجلس إقليم قلعة السراغنة

النائب السابع

محمد سالم بهيا

رئيس مجلس إقليم طرفاية

النائب الثامن

السالك بولون

رئيس مجلس إقليم طانطان

النائب التاسع

عبد الرحيم بوعزة

رئيس مجلس إقليم شفشاون

النائب العاشر

لحسن داودي

رئيس مجلس إقليم تنغير

النائب الحادي عشر

الشيخ بنان

رئيس مجلس إقليم اوسرد

النائب الثاني عشر

Mohammed MOUTII

President of the Provincial Council of Chtouka Aït Baha

Vice-Treasurer

Zouheir ZEMZAMI

President of the Provincial Council of Témara

Treasurer

Hmida MAHJOUBI

President of the Provincial Council of Tourirt

Deputy Secretary-General

Mohammed LAHMOUCHE

President of the Provincial Council of Khemisset

Secretary General

محمد لحموش

رئيس مجلس إقليم الخميسات

كاتب عام الجمعية

احميدة محجوبي

رئيس مجلس إقليم تاوريرت

نائب كاتب عام الجمعية

زهير الزمزمي

رئيس مجلس عمالة تمارة

أمين المال

مطيع محمد

رئيس مجلس إقليم شتوكة آيت باها

نائب أمين المال

The association’s standing committees

Committee on Social, Cultural and Sports Affairs

Mohammed LAMSIEH

President of the Provincial Council of El Fahs – Anjra

Committee on Legal Affairs and Relations with Public Authorities

Said AFROUKH

President of the Provincial Council of Ouarzazate

Committee on Administrative and Financial Affairs

Mohammed NACIRI

President of the Provincial Council of Berkane

Committee on Vocational Education and Training

Essaïd EL MOUHAJIRI

President of the Provincial Council of Chichaoua

Committee on Media Communication and Publishing

Ibrahim BOULID

President of the Provincial Council of Sidi Ifni

Committee on Cooperation and External Relations

Sidi Mohammed Salem EL BIHI

President of the Provincial Council of Laayoune

Committee on Rural Development

Jaouad DOUAHI

President of the Provincial Council of Moulay Yaacoub

Committee on Relations with Africa

Mhammed ZEGRANI

President of the Provincial Council of Khouribga

Committee on Ecology and Sustainable Development

Mohammed EL ATOUANI

President of the Provincial Council of Mohammédia