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  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Toruń has the population of 191 679 citizens, 54% of which are women and 46% men.
  • 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.
  • There are 44 taxi ranks in Toruń with more than 360 designated parking spaces for taxi drivers waiting for their customers.
  • The organiser of the mass public transport in Toruń is the City County of Toruń. All matters related to the issue of the public transport shall be handled by the Department for the Municipal Services of the City of Toruń, while the transport services for inhabitants is supplied by the Municipal Transport Authority in Toruń (Miejski Zakład Komunikacji w Toruniu Sp. z o.o.) which belongs to the City.
  • Toruń is located at the Trans-European Transport Corridor (the so called corridor VI – TINA) from Gdańsk to Cieszyn and then through Slovakia and the Czech Republic to the Balkans. The national road no. 91 (former no. 1), as well as the A1 motorway surrounding Toruń on the East side are the roads within this corridor.