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Organisation and contacts

 

 

   REGIONAL COUNCIL OF SOUTH KARELIA

The Regional Council of South Karelia is a joint municipal authority of 9 member municipalities. The Council operates as the authority for regional development and unit for regional planning. The Council also has a task to look after regional interests and to promote economic development and cultural well-being in South Karelia. The Council has a statutory responsibility for regional development and planning.

ASSEMBLY OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL

Te assembly of the Regional Council has 31 members which are chosen by the community  and city level councils. The assembly of the Regional Council has several meetings in a year. Chairman of the Assembly is  Mr. Ari Torniainen who is  Member of the  Parliament ( The Center Party).

BOARD OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL

Board of the Regional Council meets every month. It has nine members.  Chairman of the Board Mr. Jukka Kopra, is also Member of the Parliament (The National Coalition Party), 1st Vice chairman of the Board  Ms. Suna Kymäläinen, (SDP) from Ruokolahti (Imatra) and 2nd Vice chairman of the Board  Mr.  Antti Rämä  from Luumäki ( The Center Party) .

OFFICE

Kauppakatu 40 D, FI-53100 LAPPEENRANTA
e-mail: name.surmame @ekarjala.fi ( ä > a, ö > o)

e-mail CBC-programme: official@sefrcbc.fi

HEAD OF THE OFFICE

Regional Mayor, Mr. Matti Viialainen

tel. mobile +358 44 770 0515

Secretary for the Regional Mayor, Ms. Ritva Rehunen
tel. mobile +358 40 40 139 0172

PUBLIC RELATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS

Manager, Public and International Relations, Russian Affairs, Mr. Veli-Matti Kesälahti
tel. +358 04000 12 989

Manager, Public and International Relations Mr. Johannes Moisio
tel. mobile +358 400 154 382

Manager of Communications, Ms. Ritva-Liisa Pulkkinen
tel.  mobile +358 40 556 4694

Communications Expert, Ms. Virve Lindström
tel. +358 40 823 4229

Statistics and Information Expert, Ms. Päivi Kortelainen
tel. +358 40 6517 423

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Director, Regional Development, Ms. Satu Sikanen
mobile +358 400 661 318

Manager, Regional Development Ms. Laura Peuhkuri
tel. +358 40 631 5970, e-mail: laura.peuhkuri@ekarjala.fi

Senior Advisor, Asian Relations, Mr. Ding Ma
tel. +358 40 6604015, e-mail: ding.ma@ekarjala.fi

Regional Counsellor, Ms. Anni Laihanen
tel. mobile +358 40 483 5216

Regional Counsellor, Ms. Anu Talka
tel. mobile +358 40 350 8111

Provincial Coordinator, Mr. Jari Lantta
tel. mobile +358 40 524 0540

Secretary for Payments, Ms. Merja Taipale
tel. mobile +358 40 139 0174

 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE & HR  

Administration, Development and HR,  Director Olli Seppänen 
tel./mobile  +358 40 1390175, email: olli.seppanen@ekarjala.fi

Office Secretary, ICT , Ms. Rauni Lainejärvi
tel.  mobile +358 40 139 0170

Controller, Ms. Irene Rummukainen
tel. mobile +358 40 139 0173

Office Secretary, Billing, Ms. Mari Ruoho,
tel. +358 40 1390 169

REGIONAL PLANING,  LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENT 

Regional Planning Manager, Ms. Marjo Wallenius
tel. +358 5 6163 107, mobile +358 40 824 0915

Enviroment Manager , Mr. Arto Hämäläinen
tel. +358 5 6163 109, mobile +358 400 227 644

Planning Officer, Ms. Susanna Mäntykoski
+358 5 6163105, +358 40139 0171

Planning Officer, Ms. Maria Peuhkuri
tel. +358 40 1619 163, mobile +358 40 161 9163

Traffic and transport expert, Ms. Sonja Tynkkynen
mobile +358 40 681 7163

Project manager, Northern Growth Zone, Mr. Stefan Mynttinen
tel.  +358 40 6682571, e-mail: stefan.mynttinen@ekarjala.fi

 

CROSS BORDER COOPERATION (CBC)

Programme Director, Ms. Päivi Ilves
tel.  mobile +358 40 558 6011

Programme coordinator Ms. Erja Lehikoinen
tel. +358 40 660 3640

CBC Communications Officer, Ms. Sari Loisa
tel.  mobile +358 40 578 4934

CBC Controller, Mr. Kimmo Turunen
tel. mobile +358 40 139 0176

CBC Financial Officer, Ms. Tuula Heino
tel. mobile +358 40 139 0176

Project coordinator Taina Rautiainen
tel. +358 40 551 2254

Project coordinator Sonja Miettinen
tel. +358 40 551 2068

IT & Project analyst Pasi Sormunen
tel. +358 40 667 3958

CBC-BRANCH OFFICE, St Petersburg
Project expert Valentina Chaplinskaya
tel. +7 921 903 4735