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Municipal Operations and Decision-making

Municipal operations

The municipality is divided into three main areas of operational responsibility, which consist of the following divisions:

Main area of responsibility


1. Services of administration, economic development and social security


Local authority audit committee

Central municipal election board and local authority audit committee

Central municipal election board and election boards

Central municipal election board and local authority audit committee

Local executive

Local management


Administrative services




Policies of land use planning


Social and health care services


Vitality development


Environmental healthcare

Personnel committee

Personnel policy



2. Local education and culture department



Local education and culture committee



Basic education




General upper secondary education


Library and cultural services


Leisure activities department


Liberal adult education


Basic education in the arts



Early childhood education



3. Technical department


Technical committee

Technical department


Nutritional and cleaning services


Building and environment department


Parks and other public areas


Heating plant




The chief executive is responsible for the operational management of the municipality along with the local management group consisting of the chief executive, managers of areas of main responsibility and the service supervisor. Other personnel is consulted if the matter in question so requires.



The municipality's tasks are defined in the Constitution and the Local Government Act. According to the Constitution, municipalities have local self-government Following the Local Government Act, each municipality has to have a local executive, a chief executive, a local authority audit committee, a professional auditor and a local council elected in municipal elections for a term of four calendar years. The local council exercises the highest power of decision-making.

Pyhäjoki local council has a total of 21 members.

The local executive prepares matters to be decided by the local council and implements the local council decisions. The local education and culture committee and the technical committee decide about matters concerning their own sector.

The administrative regulations govern the administrative and decision-making procedures as well as meeting procedures.

The local administrative organisation:

Chart of Decision-Making