Ron Huldai is currently serving his fourth consecutive five-year term as Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo. His economic vision for Tel Aviv-Yafo is to position it as a global center of innovation and creativity. His economic vision for Tel Aviv is to position it as a global center of innovation and creativity.
One of Mayor Huldai's most important missions is to maintain Tel Aviv-Yafo as a city of tolerance, pluralism, equality and democracy, actively promoting policies and budgets to support the various groups that reside in the city. These activities include: affirmative action for minority employees in the Municipality; the establishment of a municipal center for the LGBT community; construction and financing of facilities of special education that serve children from dozens of municipalities in Israel; upgraded services to Holocaust survivors; extensive welfare programs; and more.
Ron Huldai was born in 1944 and raised in Kibbutz Hulda. He joined the Israeli Air Force in 1963 and served as a combat pilot and base commander for 26 years. After retiring with the rank of Brigadier General, Huldai became principal of the renowned HerzlyiaGymnasiumHigh School. During his 6-year term he managed to transform the deteriorated school into a model of educational excellence. Mayor Huldai is a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force’s American Air War College ('81) and holds a Bachelor of General Studies from Auburn University of Montgomery ('81). He is married to Yael, and they have 3 children and 9 grandchildren.