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City Government

Information about the City Council of Tartu and City Government of Tartu
Raekoda, 51003 Tartu
+372 736 1101
 

Curriculum Vitae

Urmas Klaas

Mayor

Date and Place of Birth
17th March 1971, Räpina

Education
1998 University of Tartu, MA in History
1994 University of Tartu, BA in History (cum laude)
1989 Räpina Secondary School

Work Experience
Since April 2014 to present Mayor of Tartu
2011-2014 Chairman of Cultural Affairs Committee of the 12th Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia)
2007-2011 Chairman of Economic Affairs Committee of the 11th Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia)
2004-2007 Põlva County Governor
2004 Ministry of Education and Research, Head of Information Department
1995-2003 Newspaper Postimees: News Department, Editor; Head of Opinion Department; Head of Tartu Office; Deputy Editor-in-Chief; and, Editor-in-Chief
1994-2003 University of Tartu, Chair of Estonian History, Assistant Lecturer

Social Activities
Tartu Ülikooli Kliinikum Foundation, Chairman of the Council
Tartu Pauluse Kirik Foundation, Chairman of the Council
Tartu Jaani Kirik Foundation, Chairman of the Council
Tartu Maarja Kirik Foundation, Chairman of the Council
Teater Vanemuine Foundation, Member of the Council

Eesti Teatri Festival Foundation, Member of the Council
AS Räpina Haigla, Member of the Council

Tartu County Association of Local Governments, Member of the Board

Estonian Reform Party, Member of the Board
Member of the Estonian Defence League
 

Scientific Activities
MA Thesis: "The Orthodox Church in Southern Estonia 1848–1917. Administrative Arrangement and Priesthood” (1998)

Awards
2019 Medal of Merit Gold of the Baltic Defence College
2019 Cross of Recognition 3rd Class of the Republic of Latvia
2013  Grand Merit Cross with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany
2007 Cross of Merit of the Estonian Defence League
2006 Lõuna Police Prefecture Distinguished Service Medal
2005 Golden Cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland  

Language Skills
Estonian – native language
German – spoken and written
Russian – spoken and written
English – spoken and written

Interests
Literature, sports, fishing and gardening

 

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