History of the Municipality
Becoming a district on June 1st, 1954 Karsiyaka is a 1st class district at civil administration. As though it was established in 1880 the initiating of work as independent district municipality with special organization was in 1984. The first mayor of Karsiyaka in 1880's was Comezzade Haci Mehmet Efendi.
The Mayor of Municipality of Karsiyaka which was established as an independent municipality in 1984 was Nevzat Cobanoglu (1984-1989). Then Cihan Tursen (1989-1994), A.Kemal Baysak (1994-1999), Sebnem Tabak (1999-2004), Cevat DURAK (2004-2014) have conducted the duty as Mayor. The current Mayor is Huseyin Mutlu AKPINAR (2014 - ).