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Meetings over coffee with decision-makers

City of Jyväskylä organizes public meetings over coffee between residents, officeholders and municipal decision-makers. Discussion meetings between residents, officers and municipal decision-makers have been organized since 2018 in diffrent parts of the city. Topics of the discussion have varied from sport facilities to safety and to use of premises having some 20-60 participants in each meetings.

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Participate and make a difference

More information on participation 

Antti Rajala, Senior Advisor/ Participation
mobile +358 14 266 1707, antti.rajala[at]jyvaskyla.fi

Sari Välimäki, Well-being Coordinator
tel. +358 14 266 7739, sari.valimaki[at]jyvaskyla.fi

Hanna Tenhunen, Participation Coordinator
mobile +358 50 311 8980, hanna.tenhunen[at]jyvaskyla.fi

Satu Altén, Participation Coordinator
mobile +358 50 327 3144, satu.alten[at]jyvaskyla.fi

Minna Huolman, Participation Coordinator
mobile + 358 50 530 8698, minna.huolman[at]jyvaskyla.fi

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    Participation in service development

    As a resident of Jyväskylä, you have many methods of influencing the operations and decision-making of the municipality. You can make your influence felt through official channels or join different participation arenas and citizen activities.

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    Participation in residential areas 

    Activities in residential areas aim to strengthen the well-being of residents and enable residents to participate in the development of their own residential area. Inclusive approach based on cooperation and equal interaction is applied.

    City organizes events on residential areas around the city in order to enhance dialog between citizens, elected representatives and the administration of the city. During these events a broad spectrum of services are discussed, from water supply to elderly care, according to the interests of the area.

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    Participate in decision-making

    City council 

    A council, elected by city residents, has the supreme decision-making authority in the City of Jyväskylä. The municipal election takes place every fourth year.

    The meetings of the City Council are recorded on video and broadcast on the Web. Videos are available for viewing on the website. 

    City Board

    The City Council appoints the City Board which manages the city administration, prepares the matters to be processed by the City Council, ensures that the City Council's decisions are enforced; oversees the city's interests and represents the city.

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    Representatives of Jyväskylä youth council presented youth view in the Union of the Baltic Cities conference

    11.11.2019
    During the week-long youth conference, we had the privilege of joining in a wide range of experiences, from international workshops to a cultural evening. This time the meeting was hosted by Kaunas, Lithuania, with youth representatives from nine cities and six different countries.

    Representatives from the Jyväskylä youth council, Nea Auer, Wiivi-Maria Kasanen, Viivi Wahlberg, Katja Laitinen, Viljami Ihalainen and Åsa-Sofia Vi

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