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Media and Communications Services

Communication and marketing help to support and contribute to Vaasa's development and survival as a competitive, attractive, resident caring and customer-oriented place for everyone.

Communications and Community Relations of the City of Vaasa 

We provide information on city services, activities, plans and goals for residents, customers, the media, and other stakeholders. 

Through municipal marketing, we make Vaasa and its strengths known in Finland and abroad. We manage and co-ordinate the general marketing of the city and are responsible for the marketing material. 

Graphic services (Graafiset palvelut) produces high-quality graphic printing and printing services, graphic design, photography and expert services, primarily for the City of Vaasa’s offices and institutions. 

Contact us:

Communications Manager Leena Forsén, Head of Communications Services, leena.forsen(at), 040 635 0762.

Communication Services’ general mail: viestinta(at) 

Communications and Community Relations of the City of Vaasa

  • Senior Communications Specialist Jenni Tuliniemi, City Communication Coordination, Corporate Administration Communication, and Crisis Communication
  • Senior Marketing Specialist Rita Kuha, City Marketing  Coordination. Interim Eevamaria Paasikari
  • Communications Specialist Ilari Rautiainen, Web Service City of Vaasa, Visit Vaasa, Vaasa Region, Kvarken and Technical work and zoning
  • Communications Specialist Johanna Jussila, Social and Health Care, Vaasa City magazine
  • Communications Specialist  Susanna Saari, Education (Sports Services, Youth Services, Early Childhood Education, Basic Education, Vamia, Colleges, High Schools) and social media 
  • Communications Specialist  Maria Mäenpää, Workplace Communication Support, Intranet, Corporate Administration (HR)
  • Marketing Specialist Pauliina Pääkkönen Education (Museums, Cultural Centre, Libraries)
  • Marketing Specialist  Heli Masa, General Marketing Planning Tasks.
  • Graphic Design Services, graafisetpalvelut(at) 
    • Graphic designer Mikael Matikainen
    • Graphic designer Jouko Keto
    • Graphic designer Rauli Lehto
    • Digital printer Janne Pessi

Vaasa City Group's communications are also responsible for: 

City Theatre
Information and Production Manager, Kristiina Vaalasmaa
kristiina.vaalasmaa(at), 040 773 7587 

City Orchestra 

Information and Marketing Coordinator Päivi Tuisku
paivi.tuisku(at), 0400 860 745 

Vaasa University of Applied Sciences VAMK 

Marketing Specialist Anssi Turunen 
anssi.turunen(at), 040 702 0810 

University of Vaasa 

Jenni Mattsson
jenni.matsson(at), 029 449 8701 

Vaasa Water 

Managing Director Irma Hyry
irma.hyry(at), 06 325 4150 

Local bussesWasa Citybus 

Managing Director Patric Wiik
patric.wiik(at), 046 551 7743 

Vaasan Sähkö (electricity service) 

Marketing Manager Tiina Lillbacka
tiina.lillbacka(at), 06 324 5276 

Communications Manager Mikaela Jussila
mikaela.jussila(at), 06 324 5162 

Ostrobothnia Rescue Department

Administrative Secretary Mira Kuusisto
mira.kuusisto(at), 06 352 1450 

Communications Manager Nina Lindman
nina.lindman(at), 010 320 7640 

Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK communications  

Vaasan seudun Matkailu Oy (Visit Vaasa) Communications

Max Jansson, Managing Director of Vaasa Region Matkailu Oy (Visit Vaasa), acts as the contact person for the company’s media. Contact information:, tel. +358 40 533 5083

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site Communications

Kenth Nedergård, customer service director Kvarken World Heritage
tel. +358 (0)50 346 6200

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