Mieczysław Kieca (born in 1979 in Bielsko-Biała) – Member of the local government and Mayor of Wodzisław Śląski since 2006, Mr. Kieca won the mayor election at the age of 27, at the the time being the youngest mayor of the city’s history. In 2010 he was re-elected.
He graduated from Bielska Wyższa Szkoła im. Jana Tyszkiewicza and gained his M.A. degree from the Częstochowa University of Technology. He is also a graduate of the Tischner European University.
For a few years, he has sought to effectively pursue city’s objectives in line with a consistently implemented development strategy. His aim has been to ensure city’s sustainable development. Mieczysław Kieca’s tenure has been a time marked by investment-friendly politics. Implementation of valuable projects was possible largely thanks to EU funds procured.
Effects of his activities were recognized by investors. Close cooperation with representatives of SME's and consistently pursued real estate management policy facilitated integration of entrepreneurs and creation of a thriving service and industry zone. Good cooperation was also an impulse for local dealers to get together under the banner of the “Wodzisław Śląski. Buy here!” campaign.
Since February 2007, Mieczysław Kieca has held a post of the President of Międzygminny Związek Wodociągów i Kanalizacji (Inter-Communal Waterworks and Sewage System Association), effectively leading to implementation of a sewage system development scheme aimed at re-organising sewage management in four communes under the association.
In recent years, he was awarded: the Johnnie Walker Keep Walking Award in the “Politics – Personality of the Year 2007” category, “Silver Promoter of Agricultural Business Eagles” and “Pillar of Silesian Economy.”