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Town council is the decision-making body vested with the highest decision-making authority in a municipality. The duties of the council are specified in the Local Government Act 13 §.

Town council is elected every four years in local elections held within the municipality. The number of local councillors elected in compliance with the Local Government Act 10 § shall be an odd number based on the population of the municipality. Kuusamo Town Council has 39 members representing different political groups. Every councillor has a deputy councillor.

Council meetings

Town council meets on average three times in autumn and three times in spring. A public notice is given about the meeting schedules on town website and in local newspapers. Go to Finnish site:

Town council meetings are public unless the council decides differently for a specified case.

Council meetings can be followed either on-site or live, online.