The Advisory Board

Co-chairs and Advisory Board for 2019-2021

To support its activities, strengthen cooperation with UBC member cities and better support them in their sustainable development, the UBC SCC has established an Advisory Board consisting of the three co-chairpersons, the head of the secretariat as well as currently 15 experts from our member cities. The role of the Advisory Board Members is to support the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission and the secretariat in its actions by bringing national and theme related expertise and recommendations in project related activities. This will be achieved, e.g., through support in finding important themes and topics for the Sustainable Cities e-bulletin and UBC Sustainable Cities Commission meetings, by proposing project themes and comment on urgent and policy related issues.

The current Advisory Board was elected in the UBC General Conference in Kaunas, Lithuania in 2019.


Advisory Board for 2019-2021


City of Rakvere, Mr Andres Jaadla

City of Tartu, Mr Jaanus Tamm


City of Lahti, Ms Saara Vauramo

City of Turku, Mr Olli-Pekka Mäki

City of Turku, Ms Sirpa Korte


City of Rostock, Mr Steffen


City of Jelgava, Ms Gunita Osite

City of Riga, Ms Oksana Dumpe

City of Riga, Mr Guntars Ruskuls

City of Liepaja, Ms Dace Liepnice


City of Klaipeda, Ms Irena Sakaliene (Co-chair)


City of Gdansk, Ms Dagmara Nagorka-Kmiecik


City of Växjö, Mr Andreas Hedrén

City of Malmö, Ms Ann Häger

City of Malmö, Mr Per-Arne Nilsson

City of Malmö, Mr Ola Nord


City of St Petersburg, Mr Ivan Serebritsky