There are 9 members in the Sotkamo municipal board, from which the council elects a chairman and a vice-chairman for the term of office of the municipal board. The term is two years.
The municipal board directs the operations, administration and economy of the municipality, and looks after the municipality’s general interest. The municipal board is responsible for the preparation, enforcement, and monitoring of the legality of the decisions by the council.
The scope of the municipal board includes the industrial services, general administration, agricultural and farm relief services, local authority corporation management and corporate governance, promotion of well-being and health, livelihoods and employment matters.
The mayor directs the municipality’s administration, economy and other operations under the supervision of the municipal board. The mayor acts as the presenting officer for the municipal board, and is responsible for the preparation of matters to be processed by the municipal board.