Photo: Mayor Jan Vapaavuori and Deputy Mayors Anni Sinnemäki, Sanna Vesikansa, Pia Pakarinen and Nasima Razmyar.
The National Coalition Party has the Mayor’s office, which is held by Jan Vapaavuori, as well as the office of the Deputy Mayor for education, which is held by Pia Pakarinen.
The Green League holds the offices of the Deputy Mayors for Urban Environment and for Social Services and Health Care. The occupant for the former of is Anni Sinnemäki; and the latter Sanna Vesikansa.
The office of the Deputy Mayor for culture and leisure is held by the Social Democratic Party, whose deputy mayoral seat is occupied by Nasima Razmyar.
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The Mayors’ email addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mayoral system
The City has a Mayor and four Deputy Mayors elected for the duration of the Council term.
The Mayor leads the City and serves as chairperson of the City Board. The City Council elects a Mayor for an electoral period, i.e. the time between two local elections.
The Deputy Mayors serve as chairpersons of the division committees and are members of the City Board. The City Council elects from among the councillors Deputy Mayors for a term as long as an electoral period.
The four city divisions are Social Services and Health Care, Education, City Environment and Culture and Leisure.
The Mayor and Deputy Mayors each manage, supervise and develop the City administration in their respective fields of responsibility, ensuring that the objectives defined for the operations are achieved.
The Mayor and Deputy Mayors present the matters under their authority in City Board meetings. They should also be present at City Council meetings and can make statements at the meetings. The Mayor directs the City administration, financial management and other operations, reporting to the City Board.