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Brno City Assembly
It is the highest body of the city's self-government. The Brno City Assembly is entitled, among other things, to approve the city development program, the city budget and generally binding decrees in matters of independent competence. It elects the Mayor, his/her deputies and other members of the Brno City Council from among its members, determines the number of long-term, full-time members of the City Council, establishes and dissolves committees and elects their chairmen and other members, and performs other activities under the Municipalities Act. The Assembly is also entitled to award honorary citizenship of the city and prizes of the city of Brno. Meetings of the Assembly are public, meetings are governed by the Rules of Procedure.
Brno City Council
It is the executive body of the City of Brno in the area of independent competence, has 11 members, is made up of the mayor, his/her deputies and other councillors. In the area of delegated competence, it is for the Council to decide only if the law so provides. It issues city regulations, ensures the management of the city according to the approved budget and has the right to approve some budgetary measures. It manages the activities of commissions and the Brno City Municipality in the area of independent competence and assigns them tasks. He appoints and dismisses the heads of departments of the Brno City Hall. In the exercise of its independent competence, the Brno City Council is responsible to the Brno City Assembly.
Members of the Brno City Council
Mayor of Brno: Markéta Vaňková (ODS)
Markéta Vaňková was elected at the inaugural meeting of the Brno City Assembly on 20 November 2018 as the new Mayor of the City of Brno for the 2018–2022 parliamentary term. She was born in 1977. In 2000 she successfully completed her studies at the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University in Brno and two years later she received the title of JUDr. in the field of Law with a specialization in Civil Law. In 2003 she passed the bar exams. She worked as an independent attorney until 2018. She has been with ODS since 2002, in the same year she became a representative of the Brno-střed city district. Between 2006 and 2010 she worked as a representative of the city of Brno and a member of the council of the Brno-střed city district. For the next four years, she worked as a full-time representative of the Brno-střed city district for legislation and the environment. Since 2016 she has been a representative of the South Moravian Region.
1st Deputy Mayor of The City of Brno: Petr Hladík (KDU-ČSL)
He was born in 1984. He studied project management at the Faculty of Informatics of Masaryk University. As part of his studies, he gained five months of experience on a work placement in Portugal. He worked as a project manager and consultant. Since 2015 he has been deputy mayor of Brno-sever. He left this position after becoming the 1st Deputy Mayor in 2016. He is married and is raising four children. He joined KDU-ČSL in 2010. Within the framework of municipal politics, he is interested in reconciling work and family life, the so-called work–life balance, support for civic and social life, measures to combat drought and the availability of parking, especially at schools and hospitals. He has been a councillor since 2010, first in the Brno-North city district, and after the 2014 elections he has also been a representative of the city of Brno. In 2018, he defended the position of 1st Deputy Mayor of the City of Brno. He is responsible for education and sport, family policy and health, the environment and spatial planning and development.
2nd Deputy Mayor of the City of Brno: Tomáš Koláčný (Pirate Party)
He was born in 1992. He received his bachelor's degree at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication of the Brno University of Technology, where he studied Heavy Current Electrical Engineering and Electrical Power Engineering with a focus on nuclear power engineering. He also devoted himself to electricity in his follow-up Master's degree, which he interrupted after his election to the Brno City Council in 2014 in order to fully devote himself to the performance of his mandate. Since 2012 he has been a member of the Czech Pirate Party, where he previously served as a member of the party's republican committee, chairman of the arbitration committee and a member of the regional presidium in the South Moravian Region, and now holds the position of chairman of the Brno local association. Since 2016 he has been the Brno councillor for the openness of the city and the participation of residents. During this period, he devoted himself to the involvement of residents in the running of the city – for example, he introduced a participatory budget. In 2018, he became the second Deputy Mayor with responsibilities in the areas of city property, culture, public participation, information technology, strategy and data analysis.
3rd Deputy Mayor of the City of Brno: Jiří Oliva (ČSSD)
He was born in 1977. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University, where he received the title of JUDr. From 2007 to 2020 he worked in Brno as an attorney-at-law. He has been a member of the Brno City Council since 2002. From 2006 to 2014 he was a member of the Brno City Council. On 21 April 2020, he was elected the third Deputy Mayor at the Brno City Council, whose responsibilities includes housing and property management. He is the chairman of the ČSSD club of representatives and the 1st vice-chairman of the ČSSD municipal organization in Brno. His hobbies include active sports, history, cosmology and, of course, family.
4th Deputy Mayor of the City of Brno: Robert Kerndl (ODS)
He was born in 1971. He graduated in law from the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University. In 2000 he joined ODS. Two years later, he was elected to the Brno-střed City District Assembly and has been working there ever since. For the second year he is the chairman of the regional association ODS Brno-město. He is also the chairman of the ODS representative club. In 2006 he was elected for the first time as a member of the Brno City Council. The City Assembly meeting held on 20 November 2018 entrusted the fourth Deputy Mayor of the City of Brno, Robert Kerndl, with ensuring specific actions in the field of investment, transport, implementation of European funds and social services. He is a happy husband and proud father of two sons. In his free time, he enjoys sports, family and music.
Other members of the Brno City Council
David Grund – Councillor for Investment (ODS)
He was born in 1988. He successfully completed his studies of economics and management at the American University of South Carolina, following his studies at Brno University of Technology. He has been working in ODS since 2012. In 2018, he was elected to the Brno City Council, whose meeting held on 20 November 2018 entrusted him with securing specific tasks in the field of investment.
Jaroslav Suchý – Brno City Councillor (KDU-ČSL)
Born in 1971 in Brno, he became the Czech Republic Figure Skating Champion in 1995. He studied English language and literature at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University in Brno. He has been teaching English since his studies, i.e. for more than 25 years. Since 2001 he has been working at the Faculty of Education of Masaryk University in Brno and since 2012 also at the Higher Medical School. For ten years he ran his own private language school. In 2000 he became a member of KDU-ČSL and was elected as a representative for the fifth time. In the first part of the last parliamentary term, he held the position of Chairman of the City Assembly Finance Committee. In June 2016, he was appointed by the Brno City Council as a councillor for education, youth and sports. In 2018, he defended his position as Brno City Councillor for Education and Sport.
Filip Chvátal – Brno City Councillor (KDU-ČSL)
He was born in 1986. He studied geography and regional development as well as German and Russian languages. He completed his doctoral studies in the field of transport geography. He has long been involved in the issue of transport, spatial planning and development within the city of Brno. Previously, he worked as a specialist at the Institute of Geography of Masaryk University and manager of the Union of Municipalities of Šlapanice, where he mainly coordinated the construction of cycle paths. In politics, his goal is to improve the appearance of public space, river embankments and improve transport in the city. He joined KDU-ČSL in 2010. Since 2014, he has also been a representative of the Brno-střed city district. In the past, he served as the Chairman of the Construction and Spatial Development Commission of the Brno-střed Regional Development Centre and was a member of the Spatial Planning and Transport Commissions of the Brno City Council. He is currently a councillor for spatial planning and development of the city of Brno.
Marek Fišer – Councillor for Culture (Pirate Party)
He was born in 1982. He studied Dutch at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University and tourism management at Jan Amos Comenius University in Prague. He is fluent in English, Dutch and Portuguese. He can also communicate in several other languages. In the past, he worked in the state administration. At the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, he participated in the organization of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU. He then worked at the Dutch Embassy in Prague, where he was in charge of international trade and public diplomacy. The meeting of the Brno City Council held on 20 November 2018 entrusted Councillor Marek Fišer with providing specific tasks in the field of culture. He is also the Chairman of the Committee for National Minorities of the City Assembly.
Róbert Čuma – Councillor for Property (Pirate Party)
He was born in 1977. He has always been interested in politics, so in 2012 he became a member of the Czech Pirate Party, which represents his liberal view of the world. In the same year he was elected to the presidium of the South Moravian Regional Association. For several years he was a member of the Republic Committee as a regional representative, but also as a representative of the national forum. Now he is the chairman of the South Moravian Pirates. It considers it essential that public funds are used transparently and economically for the benefit of citizens. The meeting of the Brno City Council held on 20 November 2018 entrusted the full-time councillor Róbert Čuma with ensuring specific tasks in the area of the city's property.
Petr Kratochvíl – Councillor for Transport (ODS)
The meeting of the Brno City Council held on 20 November 2018 entrusted the unreleased councillor Petr Kratochvíl with ensuring specific tasks in the field of transport.
Full-time assembly members
Ondřej Kotas – full-time Member of the Assembly for Information Technology
Kristýna Černá – full-time Member of the Assembly for Marketing and Tourism