Martins Stakis has been the Mayor of Riga since October 2020. He is leading the new ruling coalition which aims to modernize the city and to provide sustainable development solutions.
The new coalition is particularly focused on areas of urban development that received less attention during previous municipal administrations. These areas are attracting investment, good governance and moving towards climate-neutrality.
Riga Investment and Tourism Agency was founded under Stakis’ leadership, thereby launching a new era in the city’s relations with investors and international business. The reorganised Riga Energy Agency is committed to the goal of making Riga the first climate-neutral capital city in the Baltics.
Martins Stakis is liberal and advocates for modern patriotism by serving on the Latvian National Guard and inspiring young people as a volunteer coach. Mayor Martins Stakis has a strong background in entrepreneurship and he has served as a member of parliament from 2018 to 2020.