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The city board is responsible for the practical running of local administration and its finances. It prepares issues that come before the council and functions as its representative.

The 13 members of the Jyväskylä city board are chosen by the city council for four years. 

Chairman of the City Board

Chairman of the City Board is Mr Caius Forsberg, National Coalition Party (KOK)
I Vice Chair of the City Board Ms Meri Lumela, Green League (VIHR)
II Vice Chairman of the City Board is Jari Colliander, Centre Party of Finland (KESK)

E-mails of the councillors:

City Board meetings

The City Board has meetings every Monday except during general holiday seasons. The meetings are not open to the public.
City Board Agendas and Decisions (in Finnish)
For more information, please contact the administrative centre (in Finnish) or the international relations office


Subject to the city board, mayor is in charge of managing the operations of the city. Timo Koivisto was elected as the Mayor of the City of Jyväskylä for an eight year term by the City Council in November 2014 .

Mayor Timo Koivisto
Secretary to the Mayor, Ms. Maarit Laukkala, maarit.laukkala[at], phone +358 14 266 1505

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