Remigijus Šimašius has been re-elected to his current position for the second term-of-office in 2019. Vilnius was named by the New York Times as one of the Top 10 smart and well-managed cities of the world. In fDi European Cities and regions of the future 2018/2019 magazine the City of Vilnius has appeared among Top 10 winners of the Mid-sized European cities of the future 2018/2019 at the 4th place, consequently Top 10 winners of the Mid-sized European cities of the future 2018/2019 Human Capital and lifestyle at the 3rd place.
Mayor of Vilnius
Remigijus Šimašius was able to actively pursue and implement a number of strategies aimed at simplifying and modernizing bureaucratic procedures. It is this zest for openness, engagement and decisions driven by real data that led to him being elected as the Mayor of Vilnius in 2015.
He has been driven by a mission to create a city that is open and transparent; owned and governed by the people that live in it. Under his expert supervision, Vilnius is set to become a truly cosmopolitan home for people with ambition, inspiration and drive.