The Arctic Mayors Forum was founded on Oct. 10. 2019 where 11 Mayors of Arctic region towns signed the foundation document. The Mayors come from Canada, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and USA.

The mission of the forum is to ensure local government participation of mayors and elected community leaders in all levels of Arctic governance. We want to safeguard that the values, goals and interests of the Arctic peoples are voiced and considered in achieving good lives, sustainable development and resilient communities in the Arctic.

The mission will be achieved through providing a collaborative platform of cooperation and coordination between the members of the Arctic Mayors’ Forum and with other national, regional and international institutions.