Governor of Saint Petersburg

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Governor of Saint Petersburg
Flag of Saint Petersburg Russia.svg
Flag of the City of Sankt Peterburg
Georgyj Poltavchenko.jpeg
Georgy Poltavchenko

since August 31, 2011
Residence Kamennyy Ostrov, Saint Petersburg
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Mikhail Menshikov
Formation 1703
Website Office of the Governor
The Smolny Institute, The Governor's offices

The Governor of the City of Saint Petersburg is head of the executive branch of Saint Petersburg City Administration. The mayor's office administers all city services, public property, police and fire protection, most public agencies, and enforces all city and state laws within Saint Petersburg.

The mayor's office is located in Smolny Institute; it has jurisdiction over all Saint Petersburg City. The mayor appoints a large number of officials, including Directors who head city departments, and his or her deputy mayors.

List of heads of Saint Petersburg government[edit]

For the period during the Russian Empire, see Saint Petersburg Governorate.

Chairpersons of the Executive Committee (1917-1991)[edit]

Mayors/Governors of Saint Petersburg (1991-present)[edit]

Mayor/Governor Took office Left office Party
1 Anatoly Sobchak.jpg Anatoly Sobchak 12 June 1991 5 June 1996 Independent
2 Vladimir Yakovlev in 2000.jpg Vladimir Yakovlev 5 June 1996 15 October 2003 Independent
3 Valentina Matviyenko.jpg Valentina Matviyenko 15 October 2003 31 August 2011 United Russia
4 Georgyj Poltavchenko.jpeg Georgy Poltavchenko 31 August 2011 Incumbent United Russia

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