Tallinn City Council has a new Chairman

At its today’s session The Tallinn City Council elected Tiit Terik as the new Chairman with 41 votes in favour. The previous Chairman Mihhail Kõlvart was elected Mayor of Tallinn a week ago.

Tiit Terik was a Member of the 12th Riigikogu and he has been involved in city governance previously - he was the Elder of Pirita District in 2007-2013 and the Elder of Nõmme District in 2013-2016, plus he has been elected a Member of the Tallinn City Council three times.

“I thank the Council Members for their continued confidence. Undoubtedly, I have undertaken an important job entailing major responsibility,” said the newly elected Chairman. “In will do everything in my power to make Tallinn a better place to live, a more attractive tourist destination, and - last but not least - an inviting place for doing business.”

“According to the Statutes of Tallinn, the City Council is independent in deciding municipal issues and acts only in the interests and on behalf of the city’s residents. I would modify this provision somewhat - not only in the interests and on behalf of the city’s residents but also in coordination with them,” added Tiit Terik. “Our society is undergoing a transition from bureaucracy to a new era based of networking, and this sets a new framework for city governance too.”

Tiit Terik has a Master’s degree, he has graduated from the Tallinn School of Educational Sciences majoring in social and youth work, and completed the Advanced National Defence Courses, plus he is a member of the Defence League. Tiit Terik is married and has two sons.