Alexander Vysokinsky, Mayor of Yekaterinburg, was elected chairman of the Association of Ural Cities on February 19, 2020 within the frameworks of the meeting of the Association’s coordinating council.
The Association of Ural Cities was founded on July 10, 1997 at a general meeting of the heads of twenty cities of the Urals and North-Western Siberia. Currently, the organization includes 34 municipalities from 10 constituent entities of the Russian Federation: Kurgan, Sverdlovsk, Tyumen, Chelyabinsk, Orenburg and Perm regions, the Republic of Bashkortostan and the Udmurt Republic, the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.
Among the issues covered by the organizations are housing and communal services, heat and power engineering, ecology, strategic and socio-economic development, education, healthcare, culture, entrepreneurship, etc.
Source: The Administration of the City of Yekaterinburg