City Administration


Municipal administration is based on self-government, which rests on the authority of elected representatives and officials. The highest municipal body, the Council, gets its power from the citizens in local elections held every four years.

The City Council chooses the members of the other municipal bodies, including the City Executive and municipal committees.

Mayor


Elected by the City Council, the Mayor is a local government officer operating subordinate to the City Executive who directs the municipality's administration, financial management and other activities.

Jarmo Pirhonen  

Mayor
Jarmo Pirhonen

Mayor's secretary
Eila Rinta-Keturi
Tel. +358 17 182 012, gsm +358 44 718 2012
eila.rinta-keturi (at) kuopio.f

 

Deputy Mayors


The Deputy Mayors are responsible for managing the Service Areas as part of the City's service organisation.

Pekka Vähäkangas  

Deputy Mayor
Pekka Vähäkangas
Wellbeing Promotion and Learning

Secretary Tuula Tirkkonen
Tel. +358 17 182 804, gsm +358 44 718 2804
tuula.tirkkonen(at) kuopio.fi

Jari Kyllönen  

Acting Deputy Mayor
Jari Kyllönen
Urban Environment

Secretary Eila Rinta-Keturi
Tel. +358 17 182 012, gsm +358 44 718 2012
eila.rinta-keturi (at) kuopio.fi

Markku Tervahauta

 

Deputy Mayor
Markku Tervahauta
Social and Health
Leave of absence admitted 1.2.2018–30.9.2019.
 

Substitute
Acting Deputy Mayor Jari Saarinen

Secretary Eija Paulus
Tel. +358 17 182 806, gsm +358 44 718 2806
eija.paulus (at) kuopio.fi