President of the City Assembly: Mile Ilić, PhD in Legal Studies
Mr. Ilic was born into a family of teachers in 1954 in the village of Jovce, Municipality of Vladičin Han.
He completed elementary school in Beliševo and graduated from high school Svetozar Marković in Niš as valedictorian. He graduated from Faculty of Law in Niš where he also defended his master thesis entitled Local Self-government in Law Theory -Yugoslav Positive Law. He took his Ph.D. on the thesis City Position in the Local Self-government especially reflected on Serbia.
He was appointed associate professor at the Faculty of Law in Kosovska Mitrovica on the department of Administrative Law. He was the Head of the Department for Public and Legal Sciences at the same Faculty and he presided for two consecutive terms over the Faculty Council.
He is a full time professor at the University of Nis on the department of State Administration and Local Self-government. He is a deputy president of the Council for Social Sciences at the same University.
He published 14 books and over 80 papers in the most respected magazines dealing with public administration and local self-government.
He was the first to receive the most prestigious city reward January 11th as appreciation of his work as the president of the Nis City Development Council during which term he implemented more than 600 projects. He also worked as an advisor for political system, Secretary General of Regional Inter-Municipal Assembly in Niš. He was awarded the medal of merit for his work for the benefit of people.
In the first multiparty election he was elected Member of the Republic of Serbia National Assembly and a member of Federal Assembly Republic Council. He was next elected federal MP in City Council of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Assembly two times. During those terms he presided over the Board of Security and Defense and in both Assemblies he was a member of the Constitutional Commission, the Legislative Board and the Board of Security and Defense.
He was proactive in different associations from his high school days. He was the President of the Students' Association in his high school, the president of the students' association at the Faculty of Law, the president of the University Conference of the Student Union of University of Niš.
Currently he is the member of the Main Board and the presiding body of Serbian Socialist Party.
He is married and the father of two daughters.