Kim Ki-jae. Mayor of Yeongdo-gu, Busan Metropolitan City

Dear citizens of Yeongdo-gu and those visiting Yeongdo-gu, a wonderful city of marine culture. Welcome.
I am Kim Ki-jae, the 8th mayor of Yeongdo-gu elected by popular vote.

Yeongdo-gu is a city with rich culture and a long history that is home to Dongsam-dong Shell Midden (Historic Site No. 266) which serves as a crucial reference for Neolithic research, Korea’s first modern shipyard, Korea’s first draw bridge, Yeongdo Bridge, Korea’s first sweet potato plantation and the nationally designated scenic site ‘Taejongdae’ (National Scenic Site No. 17). As the only autonomous island in South Korea, Yeongdo-gu is looking forwards to new changes and challenges.

Those elected by popular vote in the 8th local elections are striving to make Yeongdo-gu a city that respects the lives of its people and a city of harmonious coexistence. We are doing our utmost to promote the wonderful cultures of this city, to raise its class and to offer citizens a convenient and safe environment.

Yeongdo will change completely. I will always stay open to opinions of the citizens and take initiative.
I will work harder than everyone else and achieve goals with everyone.

I will try my best to be a supportive and reliable mayor of this wonderful city.
Let’s hold hands and build the next century of Yeongdo-gu together.

Thank you.

Kim Ki-jae
Mayor of Yeongdo-gu, Busan Metropolitan City