Find out who won the “Mayor of the Year” 2019 awards in Bulgaria
Hundreds of thousands of Bulgarians participated in the vote to choose the best mayors
- September 19, 2019 11:30
- Monika Dimitrova
Yesterday, September 18, 2019 at the official ceremony at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia the best mayors in Bulgaria were awarded in 9 categories: "Mayor of the Year", "Mayor of the citizens", "Urban environment", "Transport", "Tourism, culture, festivals and traditions", "Education, sport and youth policies", "Investments and jobs", "Social municipality" and "Smart City".
The winners were chosen following an online contest. Users were invited to cast their votes on the website’s special platform and to make a statement by evaluating the work of mayors and their teams. An award was given to three mayors in each category – to mayors of small municipalities, medium municipalities and large municipalities, determined by their population sizes (small – with up to 20 thousand residents, medium – with up to 50 thousand and large with over 50 thousand).
The grand prize "Mayor of the Year" was awarded to Zlatko Jivkov, mayor of Montana, Dobromiv Dobrev, mayor of Gorna Oryahovitsa and Vasko Stoilkov, mayor of Slivnitsa.
Among the most prestigious awards is also the "Mayor of the citizens" prize. The winners in this category are Jivko Todorov, mayor of Stara Zagora, Donka Mihaylova, mayor of Troyan and Diana Ovcharova, mayor of Ivaylovgrad.
And here are the rest of the winners in the other categories:
Category "Urban environment"
Small municipality – Svilen Shitov, Devnya
Medium municipality – Metodi Chimev, Dupnitsa
Large municipality – Ivan Portnih, Varna
Due to the lack of a developed urban transport network, small and medium municipalities were not eligible for this award.
Large municipality - Yordanka Fandakova, Sofia
Viara Cerovska, Pernik
Category "Tourism, culture, festivals and traditions"
Small municipality – Krasimir Daskalov, Devin
Medium municipality – Ivan Aleksiev, Pomorie
Large municipality - Galina Stoyanova, Kazanlak
Category "Education, sport and youth policies"
Small municipality – Vladimir Dzjambazov, Dolna Banya
Medium municipality – Nikolay Memelov, Smolyan
Large municipality - Daniel Panov, Veliko Tarnovo
Category "Investments and jobs"
Small municipality – Trayko Mladenov, Kostinbrod
Medium municipality – Aleksi kesiakov, Chelopech
Large municipality - Kalin Kamenov, Vratsa
Category "Social municipality"
Small municipality – Stanimir Petkov, Ugarchin
Due to similar results, two municipalities are winning awards for
Medium municipality – Kornelia Marinova, Lovech
Nikola Belishki, Panagyurishte
Large municipality - Atanas Kambitov, Blagoevrad
Category "Smart city"
Small municipality – Sunay Hasan, Momchilgrad
Medium municipality – Ivan Gavalyugov, Botevgrad
Large municipality - Dimitar Nikolov, Burgas
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