Dimitris PapastergiouMayor of Trikala, President of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE)
I was born in the city of Trikala in 1973, where I finished high school. I then studied electrical and computer engineering at the National Technical University of Athens by choice and for my passion for electronics and programming.
At the same time, I was involved with the design and construction of projects involving energy. The road of participation is a one way street if we want our lives to change. This is the reason I have been participating in the Local Government since the age of 29.
Between the years of 2014-2019 I was head of the political party “Restart Now” and was elected Mayor of Trikala. In 2019 I was also elected president of the Central Union of Greek Municipalities (KEDE) by my colleagues.
The milestones of my self-governing path is the initiative we took for the city branding of Trikala, the creation of a smart city, the implementation of the anti- smoking law, the administration and management of refugees and the change of our mentality.
My goal is to create really smart and sustainable cities, with strong and modern Municipalities.
I am married to Civil Engineer, Soula Braki and we have three children.
I ride a bike because it is a lifestyle I choose and support.