Organisation and decision-making
Raahe Town’s organisation consists of Group Administration and the Town Organisation. Decision-making is based on the municipal strategy, financial plan, budget, and decisions of the Town Council.
Raahe’s Town Organisation consists of the Town Council, Town Board, Inspection Committee, Committee for Built Environments, Committee for the Future and Development Committee as well as the town’s hired staff.
The town is headed by the Town Manager who operates under the Town Board. The executive directors of divisions work under the Town Manager.
The Group Administration manages, guides and supervises the entire Town Group. Group services are headed by the Town Manager with the Finance Director as a subordinate.
Decision-making in Raahe is based on the municipal strategy, financial plan, budget, and decisions of the Town Council.
The Town Council (The Council’s assembly in Finnish) is the town’s highest decision-making body, elected by the town’s citizens. Raahe Town Council has 43 members. The Town Council decides on the municipality’s operations and finances, wields the supreme decision-making power in the municipality and delegates its powers under the provisions of the administrative regulations.
The Town Board (The Town Board’s assembly in Finnish) leads the municipality’s operations, administration and finances. The Town Board is in charge of, for example, preparing the Council’s decisions, implementing them and supervising their legality. Furthermore, the Town Board is in charge of the compatibility of municipal operations, ownership steering, staff policy and the organisation of risk management.