Mansur Yavaş was born on May 23, 1955 in Beypazarı, Ankara. He is a lawyer, politician and Mayor of Ankara.
Yavaş, who completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Beypazarı, graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law in 1983. He did his military service as a prosecutor and worked as a freelance lawyer in Beypazarı for 13 years.
His interest in politics began in his youth and led him to become a member of the Beypazarı Municipality Council between 1989 and 1994. This interest caused him to be elected Mayor of Beypazarı for two terms between 1999 and 2009.
Mansur Yavaş has undertaken a wide range of projects that changed the appearance of Beypazarı district. Along with the positive changes it made in the district's living standards, tourism, social life and infrastructure services, it also gave great importance to rural production. While it enabled Beypazarı to participate in international festivals, it increased the accommodation capacity of the district with its initiatives in building restorations. With the promotion of local delicacies, Beypazarı and the capital city have become an important value in terms of tourism and provided sustainable employment in the region.
He received awards such as the "Best Local Administrator of 2001", which was given by the Turkish Language Association in honor of preserving the Turkish language, and the "Environment Award" of nature warriors, with his efforts to restore the historical Beypazarı mansions and preserve thousands of years of Beypazarı history, and was awarded by TÜSİAV - Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Foundation on September 24, 2004. He was elected "Mayor of the Year".
He was a candidate for the Mayor of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality in the 2009, 2014, 2019 local elections and was elected Mayor from the Republican People's Party in the 2019 local elections.
After taking office, in the management; It has created a transparent municipality model, which is a first in Turkey, and for this purpose, it has started to broadcast live municipal council meetings and tenders, and has even installed a license plate tracking system by placing cameras on snow plow vehicles.
Ankara Mayor Mansur Yavaş, also known as the architect of the "Beypazarı Model", introduced the concept of "social municipalism". It has created a solidarity network in Ankara by gathering the support of universities, hospitals, public and non-governmental organizations. Yavaş, who attaches great importance to social aid projects especially for low-income families, has pioneered many projects and practices during the coronavirus epidemic. For this reason, it has been nominated for many international awards.
On December 9, 2020, it was deemed worthy of the "2020 Transparency Award" by Transparency International within the scope of "December 9 World Anti-Corruption Day".
He is married and has two children.