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Administrative organisation

The City of Oulu's services comprise:

  • Well-Being Services
  • Educational and Cultural Services
  • Urban and Environmental Services

The Department of Central Administration is responsible for the preparation and expert tasks related to development and decision-making.

Well-Being Services

The Department of Well-Being Services provides social and health care services to local residents in accordance with the law and decrees. It is also responsible for the prevention of social problems and their adverse effects in Oulu.

Well-Being Services operates within a contract guidance model where the purchaser is responsible for arranging the social and health care services in the city. The purchaser is represented by the social and health care committee and a purchasing team consisting of civil servants and experts. The provider is responsible for providing the city's own social and health care services. The provider is represented by directors reporting to the board of directors of social and health care service provision and by the majority of the Well-Being Services staff.

The Department of Well-Being Services is headed by Kirsti Ylitalo-Katajisto.

Educational and Cultural Services

The Department of Educational and Cultural Services is in charge of early education, basic education and upper secondary education as well as services related to youth, culture, sports and leisure activities.

Educational and Cultural Services comprise:

  • early childhood education services
  • basic education and youth services
  • upper secondary education and other educational services
  • cultural services
  • sports and leisure activity services

The Department of Educational and Cultural Services is headed by Mika Penttilä.

Urban and Environmental Services

The Department of Urban and Environmental Services is responsible for strategic land use planning and services related to urban planning (general planning)

  • city planning and technical services
  • building guidance, permits, supervision and coercive measures (building inspection)
  • regional environmental services (Oulu Regional Environmental Office)

Urban and environmental services is headed by Pekka Vuononvirta.

The field of urban and environmental services includes

  • Urban and environmental services
  • Environmental Office of the Oulu Region
  • Building supervision

Organisation chart of the Urban and Environmental Services

Central Administration

The Department of Central Administration is responsible for the preparation and expert tasks related to development and decision-making.

The Department of Central Administration is headed by mayor Matti Pennanen.