urmas klaasUrmas Klaas is a Mayor of Tartu.

Education
University of Tartu, MA in history 1998. MA thesis: "Orthodox Church in Southern Estonia 1848–1917. Administrative arrangement and priesthood” 1998
Tartu University, history 1994 (cum laude)
Räpina Secondary School 1989

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

Party affiliation
Estonian Reform Party 2006–

Social activities
Estonian Orienteering Federation, President; Member of the Estonian Defence League

Awards
Grand Merit Cross with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany 2013
Cross of Merit of the Estonian Defence League 2007
Lõuna Police Prefecture Distinguished Service Medal 2006
Golden Cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland 2005 

Interests
Literature, sports, fishing, gardening.

 

 

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