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Pekka Timonen

Mayor
Pekka Timonen

Pekka Timonen is mayor of Lahti. He was elected in 2018. City of Lahti has 120 000 inhabitants and it is a centre for an urban region of 200 000 people. Lahti is internationally renowned environmental city acting against climate change. Lahti is a pioneer of smart, sustainable solutions and the European Green Capital 2021.
Previously he was General Secretary at Prime Minister´s Office. Earlier in his career he has been Executive Director of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 and Cultural Director of Helsinki. 
Timonen holds MA in history.