Decision making

Assembly of the regional council

The highest decision-making body of the Regional Council of Häme is the assembly with its 54 members. At the beginning of each legislative period of the local government board, the municipal council that is formed by the representatives elected by the member municipalities elects the assembly for the next legislative period of the local government board. The number of the representatives of each municipality varies from two to thirteen depending on the population of the municipality. The members and the deputy members of the assembly must be representatives that have been elected by the citizens of the member municipalities in the municipal election. The assembly differs from all other organisations on the regional level in that its members are chosen directly by the citizens of the member municipalities.

The assembly of the regional council is responsible for creating a regional will and the definition of policy both in regard to regional development and planning as well as protection of interests. A central responsibility of the assembly is approving the provincial plan and programme as well as the regional construction plan of the Regional Council of Häme. In addition, the assembly is responsible for the activities and the finances of the Regional Council. The assembly elects the executive director, the managing board,  the board of inspection and the board of directors for the Summer University.

The assembly convenes two or three times every year.

Managing Board

The practical work of the Regional Council of Häme is directed by a managing board which is elected by the assembly. The managing board is comprised of eleven members and its term of office lasts two years. In the composition of the managing board, the following matters are taken into consideration: the distribution of the support given to various political parties in municipal elections (Local Government Act 81.4§), the relative population distribution of the sub-regions, and the Equality Act.

The responsibilities of the managing board include preparing and introducing initiatives concerning all important measures taken to realise the "Vision Häme 2030" as well as other matters requiring the consideration of the assembly. In addition, the managing board is responsible for the execution of decisions. In order to reach the goals set by the assembly, the managing board defines the focus areas and profit objectives of the activities of the Regional Council, and with its decision making it directs the activities of the council.

The managing board convenes approximately twelve times every year.

Additional information:
Region Mayor
Ms Anna-Mari Ahonen
Tel. +358 50 572 0945

Members of Parliament

In the protection of the region's interests, cooperation with the members of parliament from the region has a crucial role. Therefore, the Regional Council of Häme is in close contact with the members of parliament. The Regional Council of Häme and the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme organise the meetings of the members of parliament of the electoral district, usually once a month.

For further information, please contact
Jouko Ylipaavalniemi
Account Executive
Tel. +358 50 327 2837