The Provincial Secretary is a member of the Provincial Government responsible for management of the Provincial Secretariat. The Provincial Secretary for Education, Administration and National Communities has a deputy, under-secretary and five assistant secretaries.
Mihály Nyilas, Vice-president of the Provincial Government and Provincial Secretary
Mihály Nyilas was born in 1962 in Orom, municipality of Kanjiža, where he still lives. He completed his primary education in the place of his birth, his secondary education in Subotica, with major in legal sciences and studied law at the Law School in Novi Sad.
As a Bachelor of Laws, in 1985 he started working at the "Budućnost" furniture factory in Subotica, where he first worked as a legal officer and then as the director of the Section for General and Legal Affairs.
After passing the bar examination in 1990, he was elected a judge of the Municipal Court in Kanjiža, where he was responsible for civil proceeding cases until 1993, when he started his law firm in Kanjiža, which operated until 2008.
In 2008 he was elected the President of the Municipality of Kanjiža and he held that position until 2014, when he was elected a Vice-President of the Provincial Government and the Provincial Secretary.
He is married and has three children. In addition to Serbian and Hungarian, he is fluent in English language.
From 2010 to 2012 he was a member of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, a consultative body of the Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg.
Since 2008 he has been a member of the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians (SVM). Since 2011 he has been a member of the Council of Vojvodina Hungarians and since 2013, a member of this party’s Presidency.
Milan Kovačević, Deputy Provincial Secretary for Education, Regulations, Administration and National Minorities-National Communities
He was born in 1962 in Ruma. He obtained a University degree at the Teaches’ College in Sombor.
He worked at the Primary School “11th November” in Senta until 1985 and then at the Primary School “B.P.Pinki” in Sremska Mitrovica, where he also held the position of the school principal. Upon expiry of his term of ofice, he started working for the Ministry of Education at the position of the school supervisor. After that, he became the president of the Municipal Assembly of Sremska Mitrovica and an MP at the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia for two terms of office.
He holds the licence for occupational safety and health protection.He speaks Russian and is the father of two children.