The Igiugig Village Council, which is also known as the Tribal Council, is responsible for handling the governmental activities of the Village in addition to maintaining and overseeing the Village's general well-being and continued existence. The Council meets on a monthly basis to discuss the issues of importance to the Village - these meetings are always open to the general public, and public input and ideas are welcome and accepted at all Council meetings.
The main responsibilities of the Village Council are to oversee and maintain Village infrastructure assets, including the community water and sewer, electricity, and roads. The Village Council ensures fuel, gasoline, and heating oil are delivered to residents in a timely manner. The Council works together with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to provide residents with other general tribal activities, including social service programs and adult vocational/continuing education classes.
The Council maintains the town health clinic, which is generally staffed by two health aides. In addition to this IVC maintains the town's pump house; this facility houses public restrooms and showers as well as washing machines and dryers. The Council directly affects change within the community through the implementation and oversight of several sources of grant funding which the Village receives. Some of these programs include the Village's Walk-to-be-Fit Wellness Program, The Summer Reading Club, Summer Crafts Fair, The Igiugig Can Crushers Club, and the Suicide Prevention Program.
In the past, the Council has also overseen several larger scale projects which affected the community at large. Recently finished projects for community development include: the construction of a new 1.5 mile sanitation access road leading to the new Village landfill, the building and furnishing of a community computer lab currently located in the Igiugig School, the development of Village photo archives to increase visitor awareness of historical aspects of Igiugig, and a program which oversees buying activity and other athletic and physical equipment for the children of the Village.
Igiugig is part of the Lake and Peninsula Borough, and the Lake and Peninsula School District.
Section 2. New members: All persons who are extended membership according to the following criteria shall be members of the Village with the same rights and privileges extended to members established on the base roll.
a) Children: All lineal descendants of members and all children biologically of Alaska Native descent who are adopted by members shall be admitted to membership upon application.
b) New Residents: Any person of Alaska Native descent who lives in the village for at least six months and intends to remain in the village shall be admitted to membership upon application.
c) Adopted Members: Any person of Alaska Native descent not otherwise eligible for membership but with family or other significant ties to the village may be admitted to membership at the discretion of the Village Council.
Section 3. – Enrollment: The Igiugig Village Council has enacted Ordinance #89-1 setting forth the criteria and procedures commiserate with the intent of Article IV, Section 1 and 2, governing membership, loss of membership, adoption, right to appeal decision, etc.
Section 4.- Recognized Members: An individual who meets tribal membership requirements and is recognized as a member by the tribe, but is not listed on the tribal membership roll.