Find out who won the “Mayor of the Year” 2018 awards

The competition between the best mayors of Bulgaria provokes high interest
  • November 16, 2018 11:30, 1818 impressions
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
Medium kmet2018
Source: Kmeta.bg

Yesterday evening the official ceremony of the prestigious competition “Mayor of the Year” 2018 took place at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia.

"Mayor of the Year" is a unique initiative launched in Bulgaria in 2013. Through a national online voting, the best mayors receive public recognition annually. The competition is organized by the Portal of the Bulgarian Municipalities #KmetaBG and the free newspaper KMETA.bg - the only national media, whose main focus is the work of all 265 municipalities in Bulgaria. This year's partner of the spectacular event was "TheMayorEU - the European portal for cities and citizens".

Hundreds of thousands of Bulgarians voted in the competition for the best mayors. Browse the list of the winners in the different categories:

In-vitro programs

  • Small municipality – Dr. Dimitar Stefanov, Tutrakan
  • Medium municipality – Donka Mihaylova, Troyan
  • Large municipality - Daniel Panov, Veliko Tarnovo

Sports and youth policies

  • Small municipality – Nina Stavreva, Kavarna
  • Medium municipality – Dr. Ivan Ivanov, Sevlievo
  • Large municipality – Ivan Portnih, Varna

Investments and employment  

  • Small municipality – Georgi Dimov, Bozhurishte
  • Medium municipality – Ivan Gavalyugov, Botevgrad
  • Large municipality – Georg Spartanski, Pleven

Tourism, culture, festivals and traditions

  • Small municipality – Georgi Ikonomov, Bansko  
  • Medium municipality – Metodi Chimev, Dupnitsa
  • Large municipality – Galina Stoyanova, Kazanlak

Video surveillance and security

  • Small municipality – Ivaylo Kamadzhiev, Novi Pazar
  • Medium municipality – Ivan Alexiev, Pomorie
  • Large municipality – Kalin Kamenov, Vratsa

Parks and ecotransport

  • Small municipality – Vasko Stoilkov, Slivnitsa
  • Medium municipality – Georgi Maradzhiev, Stamboliyski
  • Large municipality – Yordanka Fandakova, Sofia

Innovation in education

  • Small municipality - Trayko Mladenov, Kostinbrod 
  • Medium municipality – Krasimir Gerchev, Razlog
  • Large municipality – Dimitar Nikolov, Burgas

Smart City

  • Small municipality – Rumen Guninski, Pravets
  • Medium municipality – Nikola Belishki, Panagyurishte
  • Large municipality – Zhivko Todorov, Stara Zagora

Mayor of the citizens

  • Small municipality – Diana Ovcharova, Ivaylovgrad
  • Medium municipalityNikolay Melemov, Smolyan
  • Large municipality – Atanas Kambitov, Blagoevgrad

Mayor of the Year

  • Small municipality – Alexi Kesqkov, Chelopech
  • Medium municipality – Dobromir Dobrev, Gorna Oryahovitsa
  • Large municipality – Plamen Stoilov, Ruse

"TheMayor.eu - The European portal for cities and citizens" congratulates all winners!