The democratic dispensation which existed in South Africa after 1994 demands that municipalities must take full responsibility and accountability for the development of the local communities. In this mini-dissertation, a study is undertaken to evaluate the impact of the municipal executive policy on community development within the municipal policy process of OR Tambo District and Nyandeni Local Municipality. The study assumes that the municipal executive policy of O.R. Tambo District and Nyandeni Local Municipality is failing to impact positively on community development. The main objectives of this study is to: Determine and evaluate the effectiveness of the rendering of community services to the citizens of the O.R. Tambo District Municipality and the Nyandeni Local Municipality; Investigate and evaluate the extent of impact of the existing executive policy on community development in the above cited municipalities; and where necessary, provide recommendations for the improvement of the community development services and applicable municipal legislation..