“Mayors and city councils are the public representatives closest to the life and reality of the citizens, being the first to whom they can turn in any circumstance, and at any moment. Proximity is a common characteristic of Mayors around the world. It is the basis of our public policies along with dialogue and a deep sense of commitment. This is why I see the OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth initiative as a great opportunity, because by working in a network, and by knowing the initiatives of other mayors, we will also open up the horizons of our work to nurture Toledo’s future.
We, Mayors, have always played a leading role in the fight against inequalities in our cities, communities and countries. We have always maintained this leadership role, because we are the first to be on the side of the citizens. Now, by working together in this network, we will be able to share examples of good political practices that will help us, Toledo will always be ready to collaborate and share our work with other entities.”
– Mayor Milagros Tolón Jaime
Milagros Tolón Jaime was elected Mayor of Toledo in 2015, and is the first woman to hold the position. She previously Councillor for Economic Promotion, Employment and Tourism of the City Council of Toledo (2007 – 2011), and before that Councillor of the City Council of Toledo (2003 – 2007).
Since 2019, she has been Second Vice President of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) and spokesperson for the PSOE in the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP). From 2011 to 2015, she was also regional deputy in the Cortes de Castilla-La Mancha region and Deputy Secretary General and Spokesperson for Employment of the Socialist Parliamentary Group, President of the Economy and Budgets Committee and vice-president of the Education and Science Committee. (2011-2015). She is also currently a member of the Federal Executive Committee of the PSOE.
Prior to her political career, she worked as a teacher in Toledo from 1994 to 2007. She has a degree in Geography and History, and is married and has two children.
The Mayor of Toledo is firmly committed to inclusion, promoting the Inclusion Plan of the City of Toledo, which facilitates a more supportive, accessible and sensitive municipality, so that all people can live their lives, confident of the local administration’s support.
The aim of the plan is to enable the city to respond to any situation. The Mayor is strongly committed to inclusion, but also counts on the cooperation of whole of society, including companies that generate employment and equal opportunities for all. The central axes of municipal policies in Toledo put the focus on the people and support for the most vulnerable groups in order to advance social inclusion, together with associations and local stakeholders, as the city progresses into the future.