Peter Verlič

Mayor of Grosuplje is Peter Verlič. He was born on 13 December 1962 in Ljubljana.

In 1988 he was employed at the Institute of Transport in Ljubljana as a graduate civil engineer, where he was director of the company during the years 1993 to 1998. Then he got a job in the Slovenian Railways, after which in 2000 he was appointed to the position of the State Secretary for Transport Policy and then International Relations at the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Slovenia.

After the parliamentary elections of 2004, he again took office as State Secretary at the Ministry of Transport. In 2008 he was elected as a delegate of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia.

In 2010, he was elected as Mayor of the Municipality of Grosuplje for the first time in local elections. The extraordinary breakthroughs that the Municipality of Grosuplje achieved during his first mandate resulted with his re-election with the vast majority of citizens's votes in the elections of 2014. A third consecutive reelection followed in 2018.

Throughout all his career Verlič has been involved in the field of transport and infrastructure. At the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Ljubljana, he received the title of Doctor of Science.

In his work he has worked also with European institutions, first as a member of the Technical Committee COST for transportation from Slovenia, and later as evaluator of European projects in the field of transport within the 6th Framework Research Program.

Today he works, in particular, within the framework of the International Union of Railways (UIC), based in Paris, where he is chairing the SEESARI South East Europe Strategic Alliance for Rail Innovation. Verlič is a habilitated assistant professor at the New University in Ljubljana and a court expert in traffic accidents and road traffic researches, where he is a senior associate of the Association of Experts on Investigations of Traffic Accidents.

Since 1998 he has served as a municipal councillor, elected to the Municipal council of the Municipality of Grosuplje on the list of Slovenian Democratic Party, where he worked in the field of road and communal infrastructure, space, social and international activities.