Semiha Borovac

Semiha Borovac

Semiha Borovac (born on March 2, 1955 in Sarajevo, Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia) is the current mayor of Sarajevo. She is Sarajevo's first female mayor. She is also a member of the SDA party. She has recently supported the decision to paint the sidewalks in Sarajevo green which is seen by Bosnian Croats and Bosnian Serbs are a provocation. Many Bosniaks in Sarajevo are also opposed to this move as it appears to ruin the multicultural spirit of the city. She claims that Sarajevo does not have enough plant life and that this would enhance the beauty of the city. [ [ B92 News] ]


*1968: Completed the "Ahmet Fetahagić" elementary school, Sarajevo
*1972: Completed "Druga Gimnazija" secondary school, Sarajevo
*1977: Graduated at Law School in Sarajevo
*2000: Passed qualifying examination for judges
*2001: Certificate winner for trainer of A Citizens' Association for Local Development Initiative

Work background

*1977-1982: Regular collaborators at Trade Union of Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
*1982-1986: Administrative inspectors at Community New Sarajevo
*1986-1990: Secretary of Associated Labor Council at SO New Sarajevo
*1990-1992: Deputy of secretary SO New Sarajevo
*1992-1995: Deputy of secretary IO New Sarajevo
*1996: Head of chief’s office for Community New Sarajevo
*1996-2000: Assistant minister of justice of the Sarajevo Canton
*1998-2000: Proxy at the House of Representatives of Parliament of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH)
*2000-2005: Delegate at the Congress of Canton Sarajevo, Delegate at the House of Nations of Parliament of FBiH, President of the Bosniaks’ Club at the House of Nations of Parliament of FBiH
*2005: During Constitutional Conference of Municipal Council of Sarajevo, is elected on 14 June 2005 to be mayor of Sarajevo (the first female mayor in the history of Sarajevo)

Political career

*2000: Secretary of Cantonal Committee of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA) Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Sarajevo
*2001: Presiding over III Congress of SDA BiH
*2001: Member of the Commission for Bylaw and Operating Procedure of SDA
*2002: Member of the Group for Juristically Questions of the Council of SDA
*2002: President of the Labor Presidency of the 1st Convention of SDA
*2005: Presiding over IV Congress of SDA

Personal life

*Married with two daughters.
*Connections to the mighty Hadžiosmanović family


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