Mihhail Kõlvart (born in 1977) is the Mayor of Tallinn since April 2019. Previously he has served as the Chairman of Tallinn City Council (2017-2019) and the Deputy Mayor of Tallinn (2011-2017) responsible for education, culture, sport and national minorities. In spring 2022 he was elected as the Chairman of the Board of the Association of Estonian Cities and Municipalities.
As the Mayor, Mr Kõlvart’s priority is sustainable, green and just urban development; he is a strong spokesperson for increasing the role of cities in the European Union decision-making process. He is the member of OECD Champion Mayors and the Mayors Alliance for the European Green Deal initiative.
Mihhail Kõlvart has a degree in business law. He is a member of the Estonian Centre Party and the Deputy Chairman of the party since 2016.
Mr Kõlvart has a black belt in Taekwondo and he has won a silver medal from the International Martial Arts Games. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Estonian Olympic Committee and the president of the Estonian Taekwondo Federation.