Contact information

Jaana Viemerö

Jaana Viemerö

Senior Adviser
Healthcare and Social Welfare Unit
+358 9 771 2303, +358 50 359 2023
Responsibilities
  • special services for people with intellectual disabilities
  • disability services
  • social welfare qualifications and education structures
  • international cooperation in social welfare
Jani Jussila

Jani Jussila

Senior Adviser
Healthcare and Social Welfare Unit
+358 9 771 2278, +358 50 433 6550
Responsibilities
  • The tasks of the Secretariat of the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities that support the AKUSTI forum for cooperation between local and regional authorities in healthcare and social welfare information management.
Jari Heiniluoma

Jari Heiniluoma

Deputy Managing Director
Senior Management
+358 9 771 2200, +358 50 436 0829
Responsibilities
  • local government finances
  • employment and immigration
  • labour market and HR (incl. development and pension policy)
  • urban planning, infrastructure and the environment
  • local government development, productivity and research
  • deputising for the CEO
Jasmin Repo

Jasmin Repo

Senior Adviser
Customer Relationships, Networks and International Affairs Unit, International Affairs Team
+358 50 438 7152
Responsibilities
  • the Association’s EU lobbying
  • developing the Association’s internal EU work
  • communicating on EU affairs and developing communications
  • promoting local government interests in the international arena
Johanna Sorvettula

Johanna Sorvettula

Senior Legal Counsel
Legal Affairs Unit, Legal Affairs
+358 9 771 2067, +358 50 472 1378
Responsibilities
  • change support related to the health and social services reform and the establishment of wellbeing services counties
Johanna Vilkuna

Johanna Vilkuna

Development Manager
Urban Development and Environment Unit, Maankäyttö- ja ympäristötiimi
Responsibilities
  • transport policy
  • community transport planning and control
  • passenger traffic
Joonas Jännäri

Joonas Jännäri

Legal Counsel
Legal Affairs Unit, Legal Affairs
+358 9 771 2454, +358 40 834 3036
Responsibilities
  • contract law
  • tort law
  • recovery and expiry of claims
  • company law
  • agreements on copyright remuneration
José Valanta

José Valanta

Director of Customer Relations
Customer Relationships, Networks and International Affairs Unit
+358 9 771 2008, +358 50 523 1116
Responsibilities
  • overall responsibility for the preparation of the Association's lobbying work
  • managing the Association’s international work
  • preparing urban policy
Jussi Niemi

Jussi Niemi

Municipal Facilities Specialist
Urban Development and Environment Unit, Tekniikka ja turvallisuustiimi TT
+358 9 771 2115, +358 50 4077 920
Responsibilities
  • Municipally-owned facilities development; guidance for real estate management
Kai Ketelimäki

Kai Ketelimäki

Legal Counsel
Legal Affairs Unit, Legal Affairs
+358 9 771 2088, +358 40 865 6498
Responsibilities
  • Finnish Local Government Act
  • decision-making and appeal
  • openness
  • land use and building
Kaisa Mäntynen

Kaisa Mäntynen

Senior Adviser, Environmental Health Care
Urban Development and Environment Unit, Maankäyttö- ja ympäristötiimi
+358 9 771 2139, +358 40 703 6475
Responsibilities
  • Advances the interests and development of municipalities and offers them expert services in the area of environmental health care.
  • Maintains and coordinates an interactive email list for environmental health managers in municipalities.
  • Participates in national projects that support local authorities’ work on indoor air quality.
Katariina Huikko

Katariina Huikko

Senior Legal Counsel
Legal Affairs Unit, Public Procurement Advisory Unit
+358 9 771 2135, +358 50 566 4327
Responsibilities
  • public procurement
  • local authorities and the market
  • EU regulation on state aid and SGEI
  • action plan for effective public procurement (Hankinta-Suomi)
Kirsi Lamberg

Kirsi Lamberg

Legal Counsel
Legal Affairs Unit, Legal Affairs
+358 9 771 2250, +358 50 420 5679
Responsibilities
  • Finnish Local Government Act and general municipal law
  • decision-making and appeal
  • Act on the Openness of Government Activities
  • legal matters related to education services
Laura Hassi

Laura Hassi

Adviser, Housing
Urban Development and Environment Unit, Maankäyttö- ja ympäristötiimi
+358 9 771 2264, +358 50 562 7665
Responsibilities
  • housing in municipalities
  • local services in housing issues
  • influence on national housing policy and legislation
Laura Lyly

Laura Lyly

Senior Adviser
Customer Relationships, Networks and International Affairs Unit, Customer Relationships Team
+358 9 771 2221, +358 50 439 5068
Responsibilities
  • coordination and development of lobbying work
  • Klash municipal innovation competition
  • preparation of digitalisation projects
Laura Parsama

Laura Parsama

International Affairs Manager
Customer Relationships, Networks and International Affairs Unit, International Affairs Team
+358 9 771 2046, +358 50 478 2170
Responsibilities
  • leadership of the International Affairs Team and goal setting
  • international networks (UCLG, CEMR and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe)
  • EU and international affairs network of municipalities and regions
Liisa Jurmu

Liisa Jurmu

Project Manager
Healthcare and Social Welfare Unit
+358 9 771 2297, +358 50 479 6835
Responsibilities
  • Intersection of functions between local authorities and wellbeing services counties