The Helsinki City Council has elected Tomi Sevander to serve as acting Deputy Mayor for Culture and Leisure during Nasima Razmyar's family leave from 18 July to 31 December 2019.
At the same time, the City Council elected Razmyar to the City Board for the duration of her family leave. She will assume the position left vacant by Tomi Sevander.
– I am happy to pass on the duties of the Deputy Mayor into safe hands. Tomi has extensive knowledge of the City's affairs and ten years of experience of being a public office holder at the City. So my mind is at ease and I can focus on the family and the baby life during the autumn, rejoices Deputy Mayor Razmyar.
Tomi Sevander has been a councillor and deputy councillor of Helsinki since 2009. Mr Sevander has also been a member of the City Board since 2017 and the vice chair of the City Board since 7 June 2019.
Previously, Sevander has served as chair of the technical services committee and vice chair of the building committee. Mr Sevander is a police officer by profession.