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Central Finland

Regional Council of Central Finland

Regional Council of Central Finland is a joint municipal authority in charge of regional development.  In our work, regional development goes hand in hand with regional land use planning. Our goal is to create wellbeing of the citizens, business and environment in Central Finland.

Our office is managed by the Regional Mayor Mr Pekka Hokkanen.



Central Finland


Central Finland has many faces.  Our economy relies on sustainable utilization of renewable biomass. We have high quality education and research and we are forerunners in cybersecurity. Landscape in Central Finland is characterised by forests and lakes.  We are a growing destination for tourism, including both winter and summertime leisure activities. Our cultural life is vivid and characterised by various events for different tastes.



The Regional Assembly is the highest decision-making body with 58 members. The member municipalities choose their representatives according to their political power relationships in each local election.

The Chairperson of the Regional Assembly is Mrs Riitta Mäkinen.


The Regional Board
 of thirteen members is responsible for effectuating activities and administration. The members are chosen by the assembly every two years.

The Chairperson of the Regional Board is Mr Tahvo Anttila.