The City Board manages the Kokkola City Group in accordance with the strategies, goals and principles adopted by the City Council, promotes for its part the best interests, general success and operation of the city, and is responsible for the preparation and execution of the City Council’s decisions and for overseeing their legality.
The City Board manages the activities of committees and departments and monitors and oversees the achievement of established objectives.
The City Board has 12 members and their personal deputy members.
The City Council appoints the chair of the City Board and the first and second vice chair from among the board members. The chairpersons and members of the City Board are selected from among the city councillors. The personal deputy members do not have to be city councillors. The term of office of the City Board is two years.
- Chair Reino Herlevi, Centre Party
- I Vice Chair Janne Jukkola, National Coalition Party
- II Vice Chair Mauri Salo, Christian Democrats
Group and urban development division
The group and urban development division steers and monitors the operations of city-owned businesses and joint municipal authorities, companies, enterprises, foundations and similar organisations in which the city is a member or shareholder.
The group and urban development division is also responsible for managing general master planning and large-scale land use projects.
The City Board appoints the members and their personal deputy members for the group and urban development division from among the members of the City Board. The City Board appoints the chair and vice chair of the division.