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Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13
00170 Helsinki
P.O. Box 10, 00099 City of Helsinki
+358 9 310 13700
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Helsinki City Organisation

The highest decision-making authority in Helsinki is the City Council. The Council elects the Mayor and four Deputy Mayors for the duration of the Council term. The Council also makes appointments to City authorities and the most important offices.

The Mayor serves as the chair of the City Board, and the Deputy Mayors chair the sector committees. The Mayor and Deputy Mayors are full-time elected officials.

Click to enlarge:City of Helsinki Organization Chart 1.1.2019

The Education Division consists of four units, which are early and preschool education, comprehensive school education, general upper secondary and vocational education, and Swedish-language operations including the Swedish Adult Education Centre Arbis. 

The Urban Environment Division consists of three units, which are land use and city structure, buildings and public areas, and services and permits. The rescue function and the Helsinki City Transport (HKL) municipal enterprise are organisational units. 

The Culture and Leisure Division consists of three units, which are culture, youth and sports. The culture unit comprises of the Cultural Office, Helsinki Art Museum HAM, Helsinki City Museum, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Helsinki City Library. 

The Social Services and Health Care Division's  units are family and social services, health care and substance abuse services, and hospital, rehabilitation and care services.



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