About municipality


Dear citizens and guests,

As the Chairman of Jelgava city council I have the honour to welcome you to the former Capital City of Courland Duchy.

Our citizens have always been praised for their working habits, fortitude, and passion for the native region. We dedicate our mind and soul for the development of the City, aiming to establish our role as a European heart for education, culture and sports, with general prosperity of the population and competitiveness in the Era of information technologies. We strongly believe that Jelgava, being the fourth biggest city with about 60 thousand citizens, can become widely known as a city for science and advanced manufacture, able to attract foreign investment; enterprises would compete in the global market successfully.

I have always believed that the well-being of the citizens is the priority of a city. This idea has been guiding us for many years , and with pleasure I can admit - we are constantly reaching our goals. Not only new objects of infrastructure and social projects can testify to that; our citizens are getting more and more proud of the city as well. A logical continuation for such development was creation and approval of a development strategy; through it we can now see main development directions for the coming years.

Yet to feel the every day of the city, you should definitely come and see the very spirit of Zemgale, while enjoying our hospitality and discovering the world of opportunities that we are offering to everyone.


Yours sincerely,
Andris Rāviņš
Chairman of Jelgava City Council