Lendava Municipality in its present form was founded in 1998. It has the status of ethnically diverse commune being home of Slovenians, Hungarian, Croats and other nationionalities.
The original task of the Municipality are managing the municipal property, facilitating economic development, creating conditions for housing construction, managing the local public services and spatial development plans. The Municipality has an accelerating role in social networks, upbringing&education, sports and recreation, cultural activities(incl.the care of cultural heritage).
European integration processes have a major impact on the local and regional levels of organization, cooperation and funding, representing a major challenge for municipalities. EU political decisions and regulations directly affect the individual citizens, in particular, when the main question refers to regional development. The Municipality aims to take a pivotal role in involving citizens in the development of the region.