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Deputy Marshals

    Wojciech JankowiakWOJCIECH JANKOWIAK

    Born in 1956. An alumnus of the Adam Mickiewicz University Faculty of Law and Administration in Poznań and of a post-graduate program of the Warsaw School of Economics.

    In the years 1989–1990 Deputy Mayor of Poznań. Between 1990 and 1993 Deputy Head of the District Office in Poznań.

    In the years 1993–1996 Director of the Department for the Reform of Public Administration at the Prime Minister's Office in Warsaw. From 1996 to 1998 Deputy Voivod of Poznań. A Member of the Board of the Wielkopolska Region during the first term of office and then between 2001 and 2003 the First Deputy Voivod of Wielkopolska.

    Tied with the Self-Government of the Wielkopolska Region since its establishment. Between 2003 and 2006 Director of the Department for Regional Development of the Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Region, in charge of advancing a comprehensive policy of socio-economic development of Wielkopolska. He then co-created the Strategy for the Development of the Wielkopolska Region, the system of EU funds absorption and the Wielkopolska Regional Operational Program for the years 2007–2014.

    In the 2006 self-government elections elected to the Assembly of the Wielkopolska Region from the list of the Polish People's Party and appointed Deputy Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region. Ever since, he has successfully performed the function of Deputy Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region, re-elected in 2010 and 2014 to the Regional Assembly.

    As Deputy Marshal, he is in charge of expanding the regional transportation infrastructure and of processes related to enterprise support and employment enhancing, e.g. through monitoring the situation on the labour market and attracting foreign investors. As Deputy Marshal he supervises the following departments of the Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Region: Department of Transport, Department of Infrastructure, Department for the Implementation of the European Social Fund, the Chancellery of the Regional Assembly and Investor Supervision Office. He is also responsible for the operation of the Wielkopolska Region for Spatial Planning and the Wielkopolska Region Labour Office in Poznań.

    Internationally, on behalf of the Union of Regions of the Republic of Poland, Deputy Marshal Wojciech Jankowiak represents our region in the Chamber of Regions, being the Chairman of the Polish Delegation to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (CLRAE) in Strasbourg. He is moreover a member of the Peri-Urban Regions Platform Europe PURPLE, and since 2014 a Member of the Board – Vice Chairman of the Platform.

    Apart from his experience in public administration he has ample expertise in the economy. Former Vice President of the Board of Poznań-Ławica Airport Spółka z o. o. and for many years a member of the Company's Supervisory Board. For two terms a member of the Supervisory Board of Polish Television in Warsaw. Former member of the Curators Council of the re-established Zakłady Kórnickie Foundation.

    In the Polish People's Party he is a member of the General Council, Deputy Chairman of the Regional Board and President of the Poznań City Board. A founding member and incumbent President of the General Board of the Stanisław Mikołajczyk Society.

    As of 2013 President of the Board of the Adam Mickiewicz University Alumni Association.
    The President of the Republic of Poland conferred on him the Knight's Cross of the Order of Poland's Restitution.


    Krzysztof GrabowskiKRZYSZTOF GRABOWSKI

    He was born on September 9, 1973 in Kalisz. A graduate of the Mechanical Technical School in Lisków, he graduated from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, specialized in Local Government Administration and European Administration. He also graduated from the 18th School for Civic Society Leaders, a prestigious school founded and run by Professor Zbigniew Pełczyński from Oxford. In 2021, he successfully graduated from the international Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) postgraduate studies at the Central Management School in Warsaw - a field of study addressed to high-level management. He also completed a course for pedagogical qualifications.

    In the years 1994-2010 he was a councilor, in the years 1994-1998 a member of the Commune Council, and since 1998 the Chairman of the Ceków-Kolonia Commune Council for 12 years. With his social involvement, he caused, among others, implementation of many investments in the commune, for example, a construction of the Municipal Waste Disposal Plant "Orli Staw", a sewage treatment plant, reconstruction of the sewage and water supply network in the entire commune. He is an initiator of the construction of numerous commune and poviat roads, including the Kalisz-Turek regional road. He participated in the conclusion of a partnership agreement with the German commune of Amtsberg in the field of education, culture and sport.

    From 2006 to 2010 he was the press spokesman of the State Higher Vocational School named after President Stanisław Wojciechowski in Kalisz and he was an assistant to a Member of the European Parliament, Andrzej Grzyb, in the years 2009-2010.

    He was professionally associated with journalism for many years. He worked as a radio and television journalist in Kalisz and for editorial offices covering the entire country, including RMF FM and "Teleexpress". He actively cooperated with Wielkopolska newspapers and regional magazines. He was awarded five times by the National Labor Inspectorate and the Chief Labor Inspector with the medal "For merits for labor protection".

    He actively acts as the president of the Commune Board of the Polish People's Party in Ceków-Kolonia and the President of the Poviat Board of the PSL District of Kalisz. He is also the vice president of the regional board of the Polish People's Party in Wielkopolska and a member of the Supreme Council of the PSL. In April 2012, he was elected the vice-president of the management board of the Regional Branch of the ZOSP RP, and he has held this position until now.

    In the 2010 local government elections, he was elected to become a Councilor of the Sejmik of the Wielkopolska Region from the Polish People's Party, then he was appointed a Member of the Board of the Wielkopolska Region and held this position until the end of his term of office. In 2014, he was re-elected and re-elected the Councilor of the Wielkopolska Regional Parliament, obtaining 22,967 votes, and on December 1, 2014, he was elected the Deputy Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region. In 2018, he successfully ran for the mandate of the Councilor of the Sejmik of the Wielkopolska Region again, obtaining 21,429 votes. In the same year, he reelected the Deputy Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region. While performing this function, he supervises the Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Rural Development Program and Property Management.

    He is involved in the activities of the Self-government of the Wielkopolska Region. He constantly promotes achievements of the Wielkopolska agricultural sector and farmers. He is a continuator of the "Wielkopolska Farmer of the Year" competition, one of the most recognized and prestigious awards granted by the Self-government of the Wielkopolska Region. He actively works for the integration and development of local communities. He supports initiatives carried out by Local Action Groups, Rural Housewives' Associations operating in our region. The following programs are among the most important initiatives carried out under the leadership of Deputy Marshal Krzysztof Grabowski: "Wielkopolska Renewal of Rural Areas", "Program aimed at improving phytosanitary conditions of bee colonies", "Rain water" and "Program aimed at reducing food waste and losses in Wielkopolska for the years 2021-2025", for which the regional self-government allocates multi-million financial resources every year. He strongly promotes the cultural and culinary heritage of Wielkopolska, thus supporting Wielkopolska producers of regional and traditional food. He also works to build a variety of infrastructure, including the one with the EU funds under the Rural Development Program and the Wielkopolska Regional Operational Program, which enable the modernization and construction of roads, water and sewage networks, hospitals and the modernization of educational and cultural facilities, improving comfort and quality of life for the people who reside in the Wielkopolska Region.