The City of Lahti employs around 3,400 employees in three different service areas. The Mayor of Lahti is Mika Mäkinen.
Education and Culture service area
The Education and Culture service area is responsible for organising teaching, education, sports and culture services as well as the regional development of educational and cultural services.
Urban Environment service area
The Urban Environment service area is responsible for land use and regional projects, municipal engineering as well as construction and environmental supervision. The service area supports the growth of the city and the development of its areas – the goal is an attractive and lively environmental city.
The Urban Environment service area also engages in regional collaboration. It is in charge of arranging public transport in the Päijät-Häme municipalities as well as official duties related to waste management.
The Central Administration consists of Group Services, the responsibility area of Competence and Economic Development Services, the responsibility area of social inclusion and well-being, external audit, internal audit and the Premises Centre balance sheet entity.
The Lahti City Corporate Group consists of about 60 businesses, communities, local authorities and foundations. The Group employs more than 10,000 people.