The R.M. of Snipe Lake No. 259 is governed by a Reeve and seven Councillors, together forming the R.M. Council. Council and Joint Committees are formed to address particular R.M. interests, such as health care or recreation services. The business, bylaws, and policies brought forward by these committees and approved by Council are managed and carried out by the Administrator and assistants, the Foreman, and the shop staff team.