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City Government

Curriculum Vitae

Mihkel Lees

Deputy Mayor

Date and place of birth

20 January 1987, Viljandi


Education and qualifications

2016 University of Tartu, Master’s Degree in Educational Administration

2010 University of Tartu, Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy

2010 University of Tartu, Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

2006 Carl Robert Jakobson Upper Secondary School



Since 14 September 2018: Deputy Mayor of Tartu

2016–2018 University of Tartu, Institute of Sports Sciences and Physiotherapy, Movement Laboratory, specialist/project manager

2015–2016 Ministry of Education and Research, adviser

2014–2015 Ministry of Social Affairs (health and labour field), adviser

2012–2014 Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia, adviser

2011–2012 OÜ AdReal, Management Board member/co-owner

2008–2012 Educator for youth associations


Social activities

Tartu Eluasemefond Foundation, Supervisory Board member

Tartu Perekodu Käopesa Foundation, Supervisory Board member

Tartu Health Care College, Advisory Board member

Liigutame Non-Profit Association, founder and Management Board member
Member of Estonian Reform Party

2013–2018 Tartu City Council member


Language skills

Estonian – native language

English – excellent speaking and writing skills

Russian – communicative level



Fishing, sports, travelling, literature




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