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Our organization is based on democracy.


Our organization is based on democracy.

The tasks of the South Savo Regional Council include regional development, land use planning and the promotion of local and regional interests in general. The Council creates conditions for wellbeing, economic development and a safe and attractive physical environment for its citizens. It receives its funding from the member municipalities.

The Regional Assembly

The Regional Assembly is the highest decision-making body of the Regional Council. It consist of 67 members. Members for the Assembly are chosen by municipal councils. The Regional Assembly meets twice a year. 

Chairman of the Regional Assembly is Ms. Satu Taavitsainen (Social Democratic Party).

Regional Assembly 2017-2019

  • Satu Taavitsainen, Chairman (Social Democratic Party), Mikkeli
  • Markku Kakriainen, ​1st vice-chairman (Centre Party), Mikkeli
  • Oskari Valtola, 2nd vice-chairman (National Coalition Party), Mikkeli

Representatives of political parties:

  • 23 Centre Party representatives
  • 18 Social Democratic Party representatives
  • 11 National Coalition Party representatives
  • 6 The Greens representatives
  • 5 The Finns Party representatives
  • 3 Christian Democrats representatives
  • 1 Left Alliance representative

The Regional Board of South Savo

The executive body of the Regional Council is called the Regional Board. The responsibility for the implementation of the decisions lies with the Regional Board and its 13 officials. The officials in the Regional Board are politicians elected by the member municipalities for a mandate of four years. They represent the political will of the region according to the local election results. 

The Regional Board 2017 - 2019

  • Chairman Jarkko Wuorinen (Centre), Savonlinna
  • ​1st vice-chairman Pekka Selenius (National Coalition Party), Mikkeli
  • 2nd vice-chairman Anna-Kristiina Mikkonen (Social Democratic Party), Savonlinna


Olkkonen Kirsi Centre Pöyry Pekka Centre
Hänninen Elisa Centre Nykänen Tapani Centre
Kauhanen Matti Centre Liukkonen Heikki Centre
Auvinen Hannu Centre Laukkanen Kati Centre
Ojala Kari SDP Rahikainen Pirkko SDP
Leskinen Ulla SDP Vainio Hanne SDP
Kärkkäinen Tuula SDP Huupponen Erkki SDP
Sairanen Lea Coalition Leskinen Jaana Coalition
Hartonen-Pulkka Tanja Finns Virtanen Outi Finns
Saikkonen Juha Greens Leikas Tiia Greens

The five member Board of Controllers assess whether the objectives, priorities, activities, financial means and management set for the Regional Council are being met.

Regional Management Commitee

The Management Committee of EU-financed programmes 2014-2020 in South Savo comprises 21 members representing the Regional Council, the various national government authorities and social partners.

  • Chairman: Ms Soile Kuitunen
  • Chairman of the secretariat: Ms. Heli Gynther, Acting Executive Director
  • Secretary: Ms. Laura Kuismanen, Manager

Regional Council of Etelä-Savo, Regional Management Committee
Mikonkatu 5
FIN-50100 Mikkeli,  Finland
Tel. +358 15 321 130