Marshal of the Podkarpacie Region
Władysław Ortyl, born in Mielec, Subcarpathia, is a graduate of the Rzeszów University of Technology, where he studied at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
From 1979 to 1992 he worked at the Research and Development Center of the Communication Equipment Manufacturing Plant in Mielec as a specialist constructor. From 1992 to 1998 he was president of the MARR SA Regional Development Agency in Mielec.
From 1998 to 2005, he was an alderman of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship and a member of the board of directors and deputy marshal. In 2005 he was elected senator of the Republic of Poland. He held the seat until May 2013. During this time, he served as Secretary of State at the Ministry of Regional Development from 2005 to 2007, and in the Senate of the Republic of Poland he was, among other things, Chairman of the Committee on National Defense and Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Local Government and State Administration.
May 27, 2013. The Sejmik of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship entrusted him with the post of Marshal of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship, a position he holds to this day. Since 2016, he has been a member of the European Committee of the Regions of the European Union - an advisory body of the EU, which is an assembly of representatives of local governments from member countries. Within the Committee, he serves on two committees: COTER (Committee on Territorial Cohesion Policy and the EU Budget) and ENVE (Committee on the Environment, Climate Change and Energy). Within the Committee, he is chairman of the Carpathian Interregional Group and a member of the Eastern Partnership Group. From February 2020 to July 2022, he served as chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group in the Committee of the Regions.
In 2021 he was appointed by Polish President Andrzej Duda to the Council for Local Self-Government operating within the National Development Council. Wladyslaw Ortyl is also vice president of the Union of Voivodeships of the Republic of Poland.