Vision “Chiang Mai Municipality wishes livableand sustainable city with the unique ofcultural and local traditional for quality oflife and a strong sense of community underthe good governance management”
History The Chiang Mai Municipality was formerly the sanitary district or Sukapiban. It was elevated to become theChiang Mai Municipality through the Municipal Act B.E. 2476 (1933) and was announced in the GovernmentGazette Book No.52 section 80 on March 29, B.E. 2478 (1935). The Chiang Mai Municipality was the “ First Municipalityin Thailand” and the first Mayor was Mr. Worakorn Bucha. The number of people increased, and the boundary of the Chiang Mai Municipality expanded due to the RoyalDecree announced in the special Gazette Book (issue no.100, section 53 on April 5, B.E. 2526(1983)). The responsible area expanded from 17.50 square kilometers to 40.216 square kilometers. Picture from www.cm77.com
History of the City Emblem The City Emblem consists of the Suthep mountain pagoda, clouds, dragons, rice stalks, and a Thai flower.Each one represents following: The Suthep Mountain Pagoda The Clouds This mountain pagoda is regarded as the holiest The clouds reflect the Chiang Mai climate, place in Chiang Mai. It is believed that a relic of Buddha which is a cool, comfortable, and good place is kept there. All Buddhists visit often and pay respect to live all year round. to the Suthep mountain pagoda. It is the center of Buddhism in the north and brings prosperity to the city. The Great Naga (Traditional Dragon) Rice Stalks. It is believed that the great Naga is the source Rice stalks signify the fertility of crops of several rivers, particularly the Ping River. The Ping River and food. Rice not only is the source of food is the source of life for the Chiang Mai people and nearby and water, but is also the most famous provinces. It is one of the most important rivers in the agricultural product. north.
Area and Boundary The Administration of the Chiang Mai Municipalityis responsible for an area that covers approximately40.216 square kilometers and consists of 4 MunicipalDistricts ,14 sub – districts, 89 municipal communities,and approximately 70,000 households (a populationof 146,800 inhabitants*) . Nakhonping Municipal The city’s boundaries are connected to other Districtsub-districts and a national park as follows : North Muang and Mae Rim District, San Pheesua Sub -district Sriwichai Municipal Kawila South Nong Hoi and Pa Dad Sub-district District Municipal East Nong Pakrang and Fa Ham Sub -district District West Doi Suthep-Pui National Park Mengrai Municipal District * From the Chiang Mai Municipality’s Annual Report of the year 2009 - 2010
Scope of responsibilityAccording to the Municipal Act B.E. 2496 (1953), reviewed in the twelfth issue B.E. 2546 (2003), the stated duties and functions of the municipality are as follows: 1. Maintain law and order 2. Provide and maintain land and water 3. Preserve clean streets, pathways, and public places, including waste and sewage disposal 4. Prevent and control communicable disease 5. Provide fire extinguishers and fire fighting materials 6. Provide public training and education 7. Provide and maintain social welfare programs for mothers, children, youth, the elderly, and handicapped citizens 8. Maintain local arts, tradition, wisdom, and culture 9. Provide clean water supply 10.Provide slaughter houses 11.Provide and maintain public hospitals 12.Provide and maintain a public drainage system 13.Provide and maintain public restrooms 14.Provide and maintain electricity and public lighting 15.Provide local means for financial access, including pawn shops 16.Provide and support mothers and children 17.Provide public health services 18.Control order and oversee safety and sanitation in public areas, including food distributors and theaters 19.Improve slum settlements and housing management 20.Provide public markets, ferries, and parking 21.Oversee city planning and building control 22.Follow other duties specified by law 23.Promote tourism
Mayor’s Administration Tussanai Buranupakorn MayorWilai Buranupakorn Chatree Chuamanocharn Soonthorn Yamsiri Nutchudej Wiriyadiloktham Deputy Mayor Deputy Mayor Deputy Mayor Deputy Mayor The mayor, or the highest executive, is directly elected by eligible voters in the municipal area. The mayor serves a four year term and is assisted by no more than four deputy mayors directly appointed by the mayor. The mayor will thus be permitted to appoint deputy, secretary ,and advisor including the mayor himself or herself totally not more than 10.
Mayor’s AdministrationThe Mayors Main Tasks: 1. Design policy and administer municipal tasks as specified by laws and regulations. 2. Direct and approve official matters and municipal duties. 3. Appoint and remove the deputy mayors. 4. Direct and administer tasks designated by the Cabinet, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior. 5. Design regulations to improve municipal tasks. 6. Direct and supervise the tasks of municipal officials and employees.The Deputy Mayors The deputy mayor is empowered to make decisions concerning administration; this entails mattersthat are assigned to him/her by the mayor, matters to be reported directly to the mayor, and matters specifiedby laws or regulation under the authority of the deputy mayor.Advisor and Secretary to the Mayor Their tasks are specified by the mayor.
The Municipal Council The Municipal Council is the legislative body of the municipality. It has the power to issueordinances by laws that do not contradict with the laws of the country. The municipal council appliesto all people living in the municipal area. The Chiang Mai City Municipality is comprised of 24 electedmembers from 4 municipal districts who each serve a 4-year term. Among those members, one of themis elected to be the chairperson of the municipal council and the vice-chairperson municipal council.The chairperson of the municipal councils duties can be described as follows: 1. Carry out the municipal councils tasks as specified by law. 2. Be the chairperson of the municipal council debates except in performance debate. 3. Command the municipal councils affairs. 4. Be the municipal councils representative when performing other activities outside of the municipal area. 5. Carry out other duties as specified by laws and regulation.
Municipal Career Officials Yongyuth Uiprapassorn Acting Municipal Clerk Sruamchai Meesomsakdi Touchapol Aphiratimai Deputy Municipal Clerk Deputy Municipal Clerk The Municipal career officials are regular officials of the Municipality who are responsible for taking care of routineduties. This sets them apart from the Mayor, who is responsible for decision-making (or what to do). Implementing thedecision (or how to do) is the responsibility of municipal officials under the supervision of a municipal clerk. The Municipal Clerk is assisted by 3 deputies.
Organizational Structure of Chiang Mai Municipality
Bureaus, Divisions, Offices ,and Districts Bureau of Public Works - Clerical Work Section - Finance and Accounting Section 1. Project Design Group 2. Project Control Group 3. Building Control and City Planning Division 4. Design and Construction Division 5. Civil Engineer Division 6. Sanitary Mechanics Division
Bureaus, Divisions, Offices ,and DistrictsBureau of Finance - Clerical Work Section - Retirement and Welfare Section 1.Finance Administration division 1.1 Finance and Accounting Sub-division 1.1.1 Finance and Accounting Section 1.2.Supplies and Property Group 1.2.1 Purchasing and Hiring Section 1.2.2 Supplies and Property Maintenance Section 1.2.3 Registered Supplies and Property Section 1.3 Finance statistics Group 1.3.1 Finance statistics Section 2.Income Development division 2.1 Income Development Sub-division 2.1.1 Income Development Section 2.1.2 Collection Section 2.2 Taxation Mapping and Property Registration Sub-division 2.2.1 Taxation Mapping Section 2.2.2 Property Registration Section 2.2.3Taxation Mapping and Property Registration Section 2.3 Finance Resources Property Development Group 2.3.1 Finance Resources Property Development Section
Bureaus, Divisions, Offices ,and Districts Bureau of Public Health and Environment 1. General Administration 2. Public Health Strategy Group 3. Public Health and Environment Promotion Division 4. Public Health Service and Environment Division 5. Municipal Hospital
Bureaus, Divisions, Offices ,and DistrictsBureau of Education 1. Plan and Project Division 2. Education Supervision Agency 3. Education Administration Division 4. Education Religion and Culture Promotion DivisionOffice of the Municipal Clerk 1. Directing Sub-division 2. Local Administration Sub-division 3. General Administration Sub-division
Bureaus, Divisions, Offices ,and Districts Division of Social Welfare 1. Social Work Administration 2. Clerical Work Section 3. Social Work Section 4. Child and Youth Welfare Section 5. Community Development
Bureaus, Divisions, Offices ,and DistrictsDivision of Technical Services and Planning - Clerical Work Section - Budgeting Section - Foreign Affairs Section 1. Plan and Policy Analysis Group 1.1 Municipal Plan Development Section 1.2 Policy and Project Section 2. Research and Evaluation Group 2.1 Research and Evaluation Section 2.2 Statistical Information Section 3. Legal Affairs Group 3.1 Investigation and Petition Section 3.2 Legal Contract and Municipal Law Section 3.3 Case Enforcement and Law Execution Section 4. Technical Services and Promotion Group 4.1 Public Relation Section 5. City Development and Promotion Group 5.1 General Administration Section 5.2 Technique and Information System Section 5.3 City Development Coordination Section 5.4 Special Project Administration Section
Bureaus, Divisions, Offices ,and DistrictsMunicipal Districts 1. Nakornping Municipal Districts 2. Kawila Municipal Districts 3. Sriwichai Municipal Districts 4. Mengrai Municipal Districts - Clerical Work Section - Civil Registration and Identification Card Section - Finance Section - Public Work Section - Sanitation Section - Cleanliness Section - Social Work Section - Legal Affairs Section - Cases Enforcement and Law Execution Section 1 2 3 4
The Revenue of Municipality Total Municipal Revenue of 2011 : 850,000,000 Baht ( 28,333 Million USD) 34% Municipal collections & Tax 68%Government Grants Source : Section of Budgeting , Division of Technical Services and Planning
The Expenditure of Municipality Total Municipal Expenditure of 2011 : 850,000,000 Baht (28,333 Million USD) Miscelleneous 8%General Administration 8% Economic Promotion 32% 52% 52% Community Services And Social Welfare Source : Section of Budgeting , Division of Technical Services and Planning
Contact usSection of Foreign AffairsDivision of Technical Services and PlanningChiang Mai Municipality1 Wang Singkham Road, Chang Moi Sub-districtMuang District , Chiang Mai, Thailand 50300Tel. + 66 53 259 141 – 3Fax. + 66 53 259 231E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org