Mgr. Michael Kašpar has been working as the first Vice-Mayor of Kolín since 2014. Previously he worked at local high school, where he still teaches for two hours a week. As a Vice-Mayor he is responsible for the field of education, culture and sport, environment, subsidies and public procurement, finance, and has been instrumental in developing the Smart City concept (first in the Intelligent City Hall competition). He is a promoter of opened city hall and transparent public administration.
Kolín prefers smart and efficient solutions that are beneficial to residents and officials, but not because to be „SMART“ means to be „IN“, but because the implementation of SMART solutions tangibly simplifies life of its citizens. Kolín has become leader in the field of IT technologies, city management and services in the Czech Republic. Mobile applications, intelligent parking, smart waste management and smart keychains are key smart projects with added value. Kolín smart keychains are modern multi-functional tools in the form of a card, combining a number of chips or purses. They present unique project in Central Europe designed primarily for elementary school pupils.