City Administration consists of the Central Administration, headed by Mayor Minna Arve, and the five divisions. The Deputy Mayor Jarkko Virtanen supports the Mayor with management at city level.
The Management Group of the city has 15 members. In addition to the Mayors, also the Directors of Central Administration Groups and Divisional Directors belong to the Managenet Group.
Turkuposti brings the services of the city into your home. The magazine covers topical matters of the city and showcases the services offered by the city. Turkuposti is mostly in Finnish, but some articles are in Swedish.
The goals of the assessment and auditing activity are to
- produce real, reliable and up-to-date information about the municipality's operations or a single task as it is or in relation to set goals.
- produce information for members of the council, inhabitants, municipality's officials and employees and the surrounding society about how the municipality has succeeded or progressed in its tasks.
- use the results to guide the municipality's operations and have them influence goal-setting and assessment of results.
The City Council, with its 67 City Councillors, has the highest power of decision in the City of Turku. The City Councillors and their deputies are elected once every four years in municipal elections.
The City Board is responsible for the City’s administration and management of finances. It also implements the decisions made by the City Council. The City Board has 13 members selected by the City Council.
At the beginning of 2018, the Turku group had about 60 subsidiaries. Municipal wholly-owned subsidiaries refer to the entities where the municipality alone, or together with the other entities of the municipal concern, have authority. The most important and significant ones of them have been named as strategic entities at the City (24 in total at the beginning of 2018, and they are presented more precisely by business areas and companies below.)
The Service Centres, in addition to the Central Administration, operate under the governance of the City Board:
The Central Administration, headed by the Mayor, attends to preparation and implementation of decision-making for the City Council, the City Board and its section. Additionally, the Central Administration assists the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor with directing the divisions, as well as looks after the city’s centralized services.
Household waste management
Each residential property or holiday home in Turku must have a waste container for burnable waste. The occupant of the property must contact their selected waste transport company to have their container regularly emptied. The occupant of the property must also find their preferred operator to empty their septic tank and cesspool.
The mission of the Sports Services is to encourage Turku residents to be physically active enough to improve and maintain their health.
The main services provided include:
- the maintenance of sports facilities and provision management
- the organisation of sports guidance services
- sports grants
- The Sports Services Director is Markus Kalmari.
Turku City administration comprises four Divisions and the Central Administration which is headed by the Mayor. The Central Administration manages the preparations of decision making and the implementation of decisions for the City Board and its sections.
Additionally, acting as subordinates of the City Board, there are seven Service Centres, the South-West Finland Emergency Services and several enterprises.