Organization of the Regional Council of Pohjois-Savo:
20 member municipalities
Finland is divided into 320 self-governing municipalities, whose municipal autonomy is guaranteed by the Finnish constitution. The municipalities have the right to taxation. The municipalities are responsible for social, health, educational and cultural services for their inhabitants. They also supervise land use, civil engineering and environmental protection.
Pohjois-Savo Regional Council
58 members. The Pohjois-Savo Regional Council is the highest decision-making authority in the Regional Council of Pohjois-Savo and it meets twice a year. The municipal council of each member municipality elects members for the Pohjois-Savo Regional Council for the term of office, i.e. four years, depending on the population of the municipality.
Pohjois-Savo Regional Board
11 members. The Pohjois-Savo Regional Board directs and supervises the activities of the Regional Council of Savo and monitors the productiveness of its operations. The board meets once a month.
Work divisions and working groups
Handles the preparation for projects undertaken by the Pohjois-Savo Regional Board.
The regionīs co-operation group
The co-operation group is the local contact for national programmes and EU programme work. It is responsible for following up on programme implementation at the local level. The entities that cooperate under the guidance of the Regional Council of Pohjois-Savo include municipal representatives, the state regional government, the business community, labour market parties and the university.
Protecting regional interests and ensuring co-operation
Regional development duties
Area use planning
Administration and economy
Regional Council Manger
Daily activities are handled by the office that is supervised by the Pohjois-Savo Regional Board. This work is led by the regional director.