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Media contacts

This page contains a list of key City of Helsinki media contacts and helpful links. You are welcome to get in touch, we will be happy to help you.

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Contact information by city division

Each of the City of Helsinki’s five divisions and various public enterprises handles its own operational and communications management independently. The Communications Division of the City Executive Office is responsible for central administration communications and city-wide coordination of the city’s communications activities. 

City of Helsinki emails follow the format firstname.lastname@hel.fi . Use the city’s telephone directory Numerot.hel.fi to find the contact information of city employees.

Numerot.hel.fi

Media contacts Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00, tel. +358 9 310 26168,
email: city.helsinki@hel.fi

Chief Communications Officer  Liisa Kivelä
tel. + 358 400 308 484     

External Communications, Unit Head  Pi Krogell-Magni
tel. + 358 50 522 5953

Internal Communications, Unit Head Katri Parikka 
tel. +358 44 275 3028

Content Production, Unit Head Susanna Rautio
tel.
+358  50407 8300

Brand, Unit Head Sanna Forsström
tel.
+358 40 531 3713

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Communications Director Hanna-Kaisa Talvensaari
tel. +358 9 310 15964

Service Communications, Unit Head Mervi Kopomaa-Weymarn
tel. +358 9 310 43360

Marketing Communications, Unit Head Suvi Pailokari
tel. +358 9 310 25920

Media Liaison, Communications Specialist Nina Dale
tel. +358 9 310 23875

Early childhood education (Daycare and pre-primary education)

Communications Specialist Maiju Lehikoinen
tel. +358 9 310 26566

Basic education (Grades 1-10)

Communications Specialist Samuli Kuki
tel. +358 9 310 87701

Upper general secondary schools and vocational training and education (Stadin AO)

Marketing Specialist Ilja Hakala
tel.
+358 9 310 15129

Helsinki Adult Education Centre

Communications Planner Aune Hulkkonen
tel. +358 9 310 88674

Swedish-language education services (early childhood education, basic education, upper secondary schools and Helsingfors Arbis adult education)

Communications Specialist Vilhelm Forss
tel. +358 9 310 27910

English-language communications

Communications Specialist Sari Kämppi
tel. +358 9 310 32325

International visits

International Affairs Planner Marika Lahti
tel. +358 9 310 82611

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Communications Director Heikki Mäntymäki
tel. +358 9 310 37368

Media and Customer Communications, Unit Head Virve Kuusi
tel.  +358 9 310 79528

Urban Environment Division Communications Unit email: kymp.viestinta@hel.fi

Nature, environmental health and food safety

Communications Specialist Matti Miinalainen
tel. +358 9 310 31520

Parks and planning of green areas

Communications Specialist Lotta Silfverberg
tel. +358 9 310 42171

Traffic and street planning

Participation Specialist Annika Alén
tel. +358 9 310 33951

Street planning, parking control and temporary traffic arrangements

Communications Specialist Sara Juntunen
tel. +358 9 310 39104

Crown Bridges project

Communications Specialist Lauri Hänninen
tel. +358 9 310 20494

Street and park maintenance

Communications Specialist Heli-Anneli Valinen
tel. +358 9 310 33071

Building control and the city’s residential building construction projects

Communications Specialist Marjukka Haavisto
tel. +358 9 310 26446

City-owned buildings and construction projects

Communications Specialist Aki Antinkaapo
tel. +358 9 310 15846

Zoning and plots

Participation Specialist Anu Hämäläinen
tel. +358 9 310 37396

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Communications Director Essi Eranka 
tel. +358 40 568 13 69

Customer Interface Director Jussi Kaisjoki
tel. +358 40 519 6632

Communications, Unit Head Satu Pusa  
tel. +358 50 336 5039

Museums

Communications Specialist Milla Visuri
tel. +358 9 310 34052

Culture centres

Communications Specialist Minna Roine
tel. +358 9 310 88802

Libraries

Communications Specialist Soila Leppäkangas
tel. +358 9 310 85697

Sports and exercise

Communications Specialist Juuso Hämäläinen
tel. +358 9 310 29993

Youth services

Communications Specialist Sylvie Daoud
tel. +358 9 31071628

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Communications Manager Marja Istala Kumpunen
tel. +358 50 555 3551  

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Communications Director Jaana Juutilainen-Saari
tel. +358 50 380 9738

Communications, Unit Head Outi Huida
tel. +358 40 655 0063

Family and social services

Communications Specialist Nina Puisto
tel. +358 40 641 8002

Health and substance abuse services

Communications Specialist Markus Snellman
tel. +358 40 334 0183

Hospital, rehabilitation and care services

Communications Specialist Riina Sten
tel. +358 40 687 7510

Swedish-language services

Communications Specialist Evelina Rex
tel. +358 40 702 0612

English-language services

Communications Specialist Kaisa Sunimento
tel. +358 40 685 0608

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Public enterprises and Rescue Services

Communications Director Piia Rissanen
tel. +358 9 310 33977

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Communications Director Mirva Harju
tel. +358 9 310 25161

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Communications Planner Anu Cavén
tel. +358 9 310 20199

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Communications Unit Head Anna Lehtiranta
tel. +358 9 310 30014

Communications Director Saara Pennanen Axelsson
tel. +358 40 630 86 89

Rescue Service Communications Unit email: pel.viestinta@hel.fi    

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Communications Director Päivi Seikkula
Tel. +358 50 428 0516

Stara Media Services

Communications Planner Satu Salmelin-Tikkala
Tel. +358 40 194 5540

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Public enterprises and foundations

Press releases and news

Press releases from each of the City of Helsinki divisions and public enterprises can found on the website of the STT Info news service. You can find press releases from the individual divisions and enterprises under the Publishers tab.

News items published by the City of Helsinki can be found on the city website’s News list.

Helsinki videos and photos

The City of Helsinki Media Bank is a repository for videos and photos of the city. It also holds the city’s visual identity guidelines and official logos. You must be a registered user to use the service.

City of Helsinki Media Bank

The Helsinki Material Bank is another great source of inspiring photos and videos of Helsinki. Use of the Material Bank does not require registration. The images may be freely used to promote Helsinki and its services, but the photographer and Helsinki Partners must be credited.

Helsinki Material Bank