Hanna Zdanowska


Mayor of the City of Łódź, Poland

Hanna Zdanowska is the Mayor of the City of Łódź since 2010, an environmental engineer, graduate of the Łódź University of Technology, Member of Polish Parliament (2007 – 2010).

In the 2018 local elections, she was chosen for the third term, receiving 70.22% of the vote in the first round.

She has started the largest revitalisation program in Poland. In July 2019 Mayor Hanna Zdanowska has initiated and leads Working Group of the Union of Polish Metropolises for Eco-strategy.

Hanna Zdanowska is a full member of the European Committee of the Regions since 2019.

She is engaged in work for ENVE and SEDEC Commissions. Additionally, she is one of 13 members of the Green Deal Going Local Working Group in the CoR. She was nominated National Ambassador of the Covenant of Mayors and as a committed to climate actions and citizens engagement leader, she decided to join an European family of Climate Pact Ambassadors.

Hanna Zdanowska was appointed rapporteur of the opinion – "Ecological Transition – What is the balance between social acceptability and environmental imperatives from the point of view of cities and regions with a view to building resilient communities?". This document was elaborated at the request of French Presidency and was adopted on 30.06.2022. Currently working on opinion “Amending the Directive on Asbestos”.