The City of Kajaani’s highest decision-making body is the City Council, whose members are elected by the residents of the municipality in local elections every four years. The City Council elects members to the City’s other decision-making bodies.
The Economic Development Division, the City Group Division, the Participation and Well-being Division and the Employment Division all operate under the City Board.
The City’s committees include the Education and Culture Committee, Environmental Technical Committee, Kainuu Rescue Committee and the Vuolijoki Regional Committee. The Environmental and Permits Sub-committee operates under the Environmental Technical Committee.
The municipal enterprises working under the City Board each have their own Board of Directors. The municipal enterprises include the City of Kajaani’s Municipal Educational Enterprise, Kajaanin Mamselli for catering and cleaning services, Kajaanin Vesi water management enterprise and the Vimpelinlaakso Development Enterprise.
In addition, the City Council has set up an Audit Committee for the duration of its term to take care of the auditing of administration and finances and to organise their assessment. The Central Election Committee is responsible for organising elections.
The bodies exerting influence are the Youth Council, the Older People’s Council and the Disability Council.
Organisational diagrams (In Finnish)