Administration and finance
The City Council features 51 elected decision-makers. The 51-member City Council is the supreme decision-making authority in Hämeenlinna.
The city’s everyday operations are handled by around 3,500 officials and employees.
The city has two chief executives: chief executive Timo Kenakkala and deputy chief executive Juha Isosuo.
The city will be spend 366 million euros on its services and operations in 2019.
In addition, the city seeks to develop its services with the help of various projects that the city will seek external financing for. Many great service concepts in Hämeenlinna were created in a project.
See the decisions that are made about the matters that concern you
Online, you can find e.g. the city’s agendas, minutes and announcements. (Only in Finnish).
The Procurement Services unit serves as the partner to entrepreneurs.
According to the city’s strategy, Hämeenlinna is a renewable, vibrant, safe and authentic cultural city in the Finnish Growth Corridor. The strategy is valid until 2022.
Key objectives of the strategy:
1) A vibrant residential city
Hämeenlinna is a good city for employment and a major tourism destination. The cooperation between the city, the city’s development company, its businesses and educational institutions will create jobs, tax revenue and a good corporate atmosphere.
2) A resource-wise city
Hämeenlinna will increase its use of sustainable transport solutions and alternative fuels (cycling, walking, public transport). The city’s real estate is healthy, safe and utilised effectively. The city’s staff is knowledgeable, healthy and motivated.
3) A city that promotes well-being
There citizens of Hämeenlinna are active. The welfare and health inequalities in Hämeenlinna will be reduced. The citizens of Hämeenlinna are active in their spare time and want to promote their own health and well-being. The city’s basic services are proportioned correctly and correspond to the citizens’ needs.
Strategy implementation indicators
The strategy of Hämeenlinna consists of a vision, values, goals, critical success factors and the indicators used to measure these.
Follow the indicators to see how the strategy has been implemented.
Hämeenlinna migration report
The City of Hämeenlinna will periodically compile migration statistics that, in addition to migratory movements, will address other demographic statistics.
Statistical report on the employment programme
Hämeenlinna population forecast 2017–2040
Explore the city’s population forecast.
You can also use the Municipality Navigator of the Association of Finnish Municipalities to investigate the statistical information related to Hämeenlinna.
Hämeenlinna is the administrative centre of the province of Southern Finland, a traditional and vibrant educational and cultural town at the junction of nationally important rail, road and waterway network.
The City of Hämeenlinna was founded in 1639. In 2009 Hämeenlinna,
Hauho, Kalvola, Lammi, Renko and Tuulos municipalities joined together and form a new city called Hämeenlinna. Living up to its vision, Hämeenlinna is a lively, beautiful and pleasant beach town in Southern Finland, which strives for sustainable development and offers visitors and citizens a variety of services.
There is a number of innovative ongoing and planned projects to support this vision, however still keeping in mind the town history and the plans for sustainable development.