Mayor of the City of Ostrava – role and responsibilities

The Mayor of the City of Ostrava is the City’s highest-ranking official representative; in this role, the Mayor is entitled to wear or display the official mayoral and state insignia. The Mayor convenes and presides over sessions of the City Assembly and meetings of the City Council. The Mayor is accountable to the Ostrava City Assembly for his duties as the City’s official representative.

Tomáš Macura, MBA

Tomáš Macura was elected Mayor of Ostrava at the inaugural session of the Ostrava City Assembly on 6 November 2014.

Lord Mayor Macura 2018Mr Macura was born in Karviná in 1964. He is married with two children and lives in Slezská Ostrava. He studied at the University of Economics in Prague, graduating with a degree in Finance and Credit (1986). He received his MBA in executive management from the Prague International Business School (1998) and completed a management training programme at Gustav Käser Training International (2002).

Mr Macura began his career in 1986 as a credit specialist at the Czechoslovak State Bank. From 1989 to 1998 he was the Head of the Finance Division at the MChZ chemical plant in Ostrava. He then worked for Walmark, a.s., Třinec, as Financial Manager (1998–2004) and General Manager (2004–2008). In 2008 he became a Professional Consultant at Media Marketing Services, a.s., Prague.

Mr Macura has been extensively involved in voluntary community work (animal rescue and shelter projects).

He was Mayor of the City of Ostrava already in the years 2014 – 2018, elected to the Ostrava City Assembly in the October 2014 local elections as an independent candidate standing under the banner of the "ANO 2011" movement. He has an active knowledge of English, and he also understands German, Russian and Polish.


Tomáš Macura
Office no. 203, New City Hall
Prokešovo náměstí 8, 2nd floor