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Mayor of Toruń

Michał Zaleski. Experienced, committed, and politically unaffiliated member of the local government. He has been involved in improving the welfare of Toruń and its residents for almost 20 years. He was elected as a councillor in the City of Toruń Council two times (1994–1998 and 1998–2002). Since 2002 he has been continuously holding the most important office in the city. Michał Zaleski won direct presidential election four times, and in three of them he beat his competitors in the first round. As Mayor of Toruń, he works will all local governments, regardless of their political views, since Toruń and its inhabitants are his priority.

Chairman of the Board of the City of Toruń

Marcin Czyżniewski. Chairman of the Board of the City of Toruń. Born in Toruń on 13 August 1973. He graduated from the State High School of Fine Arts in Bydgoszcz, and then from the Faculty of Historical Sciences of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. He earned a PhD degree in 2003 and qualified as assistant professor in the field of political sciences in 2013.

The City Council of Toruń

The City Council is the decision-making and supervisory body of the commune (except for referenda). Its term lasts four years, starting from the day of its election. The councillors for the 7th term of the local government (2014-2018) were elected on 16 November 2014. They received the certificates of election on 24 November and took a solemn oath during the first session on 27 November 2014.

The inhabitants

Toruń has the population of 194 775 citizens, 54% of which are women and 46% men.

Districts and housing estates

There are no districts in Toruń. In accordance with the Polish law, districts are formed in cities with more than 300 thousands inhabitants. Toruń is, however, divided into 24 sections – such division is applied in various types of administrative actions.