The Mayor of Tbilisi is an elected politician in Tbilisi. Before 2005 the mayors used to be appointed by the central government. In 2006 first mayoral elections were held in the history of the Republic of Georgia. The first elected mayor of Tbilisi is Giorgi Ugulava who was re-elected in 2005 after one year of being on the position of an appointed Mayor of Tbilisi.
The Mayor is responsible for budgeting and strategic planning of some governmental functions across whole Tbilisi. The plans of the mayor are scrutinised by theTbilisi Assembly (Sakrebulo) and actioned by the different governmental bodies of the Tbilisi City Hall.
Due to the sizable Armenian population of Tbilisi in XIX and XX centuries, the office of mayor was chiefly occupied by the local Armenians, with the exception of several Georgian mayors, such as Dimitri Kipiani, Vasil Cherkezov and Benia Chkhikvishvili.