The winners of the national program “Person of the year 2017” in the nomination “Mayor of year”.
Vladislav ATROSHENKO Chernihiv city mayor, people’s Deputy of Ukraine of three convocations, the Pro-Ukrainian politician, businessman and Manager, founder of the charitable Fund “Oberig Polski”
The most significant achievements in Your professional activities in 2017 The main thing – the people saw that the city may change, he’s got perspective. The beginning of the transformation of the city (new roads, renovation of historical and recreational areas, the necessity of Cycling infrastructure and accessibility on all roads which are being repaired, new square. Bohdan Khmelnytsky, renovated underpass near the hotel “Ukraine”).
Your life motto“I see the goal – do not see obstacles.”
Who did You dream to become in childhood?: Director of Chernihiv radio works.
Do You have a dream that is not yet fulfilled? To make the Chernihiv one of the most successful cities of Ukraine and to talk with European and global partners on an equal footing.
To be successful today is… to look a step and a few steps forward.
Your favourite saying?: Love more. For example: “Do what you must, come what will”, “Chogo mi BDN – Bo Dorn and chogo mi Doorn – Bo BDN”, “You checkered or go?”.
What are you most proud of in your city?: A long history of Chernihiv, which began with the Kievan Rus. And today that people are starting more to take care of the city and to protect what you created.
Who, in your opinion, is a model mayor? The former mayor of the city of Memmingen, my friend Ivo Holzinger. He worked in his position for 36 years, has experienced the unification of Germany and many governments. And now walks the streets of his native city, to treat him with great respect all citizens. In Ukraine for real results an example would be Gennady Kernes.
The main problem of all Ukrainian cities, which needs to be solved first?: Three main problems.
1) the Mentality of the people. 90% do not realize that high-rises – it’s their property along with the roof, vnutripolostny space, in-house communications. People don’t realize that the infrastructure of the city in a terrible state, she needs to gradually change. You need money for that.
We are owed nothing. The fate of the city in our hands. Or live beautifully: teach children in classes of 20 people, go to school in 1 shift, 90 thousand people rides for free, and spend more than 5% of the taxes collected. Or we have to change consciousness. You have to pay taxes. For all the good you have to pay in order to have them. Etc.
2) the State of infrastructure especially networks of roads, generation. The size and price of the issue are unaffordable to most municipal budgets and this is a big problem for Ukraine. And it is wrong to confine the popular phrase: “You Have samovryaduvannya, a lot of money – You understand”.
3) the Terrible economic situation plus the huge migration of labour.
If happiness is not in money, then what? And if after all the money, why not? Money should be enough. But happiness is to do what brings joy to you and the people around them, to build, to create, to develop yourself and your team. Happiness – to live with joy each lived and worked on the day.
Keep the phrase “Give me a fulcrum and I… Create a command that will rebuild the world.
What trait is Your biggest flaw?: Many shortcomings. Unable to drive yourself and others. Do not tolerate stupidity and indifference. Distracted by beautiful women.
Do You have a favorite book?: Now, unfortunately, read a little. Many of the favorite is “War and peace”, without jokes, and the trilogy of T. Dreiser and “Green King”, the author does not remember.
Who of historical figures You could be friends with if I were his contemporary?: I wouldn’t want to be friends, but would like to learn from many remarkable people, even if some of them were generals, Industrialists, patrons, kings, or dictators.
What wonder of the world You would like to move to your hometown? I don’t want any miracles, because they do not happen. All you need to achieve hard work. I want my city acquired ambitions began to develop and received in this way?
If You have discovered a new planet, how would You call it?: I’m not an astronomer. This is a strange question for me. Would be called “Chernihiv” or “Ukraine” or “Earth-2”.
Imagine that You came to visit the President of America asking you to show Ukraine. Where would You invite him to the tour?: Where investment is needed, especially in Chernigov.
What do You consider your greatest achievement in life, and what is the biggest mistake?: If God willing to live – ready to answer this question in 75 years. This is the age at which expect to retire.
What is the lesson for You is the best rest?: Sports hall. A few days of joint families. Bathhouse. A dinner with the team or with business partners. Fishing, hunting, football is not my…
Alla GINAK Bilhorod-dnistrovs’kyi mayor
The winner of the title “Woman of the year 2012 in Odessa region”, the medal “Patriot of Odessa region” jubilee awards “175 years of the kasperovsky icon of the Mother of God” for merits before the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Laureate of International project “Ukraine from edge to edge. Famous names of Odessa region”, the laureate of the rating “100 most influential Odessa 2017”.
The most significant achievements in Your professional activities in 2017: Every new year of my tenure as mayor more productive and dynamic than the previous one, so I will only talk about the 2017 year and early this year. The main success, if recent, it is attracting to Ukraine serious charities of the U.S. and Western Europe. Thanks to them, city schools, kindergartens, hospitals of our city have modern furniture and fittings, and for socially disadvantaged families opened a free clothing Bank. I believe that in our economically difficult time such work, and in fact, a wide social project is a must.
The second event that has great importance to me is the opening of the American free English language school where the first students were children from orphanages and shelters. It managed through my talks with patrons during a visit to the USA, and then there was close cooperation between our and American charitable Foundation. Students will study from the best teachers will receive a certificate and a chance at further education and travel to USA.
The third event that I remember as mayor in 2017, was the adoption initiated by me, “Budget participation”, in which could take part everyone in the city. The winning projects already in the works, and those ideas, which were not included in the lists of winners last year, we decided to implement in 2018! I believe that such projects best reflect the essence of local self-government and the value of decentralization.
Well, besides all this, unique in its importance to me are the events of 2017, as the allocation of apartments, completely renovated and furnished with everything you need, from furniture to household appliances, to graduates of children’s homes. As well as opening on the basis of the city hospital hemodialysis room, which, without exaggeration, saves lives.
Your “Formula for success»: Probably my formula for success is to bring all started to end and to fulfill all the promises. And, of course, everything that is done must be aimed at the good. To build, not destroy! And my motto, which guides almost all his life, is very simple: “if not me, Who?”
Who did You dream to become in childhood?: I quite seriously wanted to be the leading news on the TV.
Do You have a dream that is not yet fulfilled? My main dream – to the ancient Akkerman fortress entered the list of the values of UNESCO, and our Belgorod-Dniester has become the most visited tourist center of the southern Ukraine.
To be successful today is… means to find themselves, to find their place in life. And then you can achieve any goals.
Your favourite saying?: Quote me one of the most respected politicians, Winston Churchill: “it is Easier to control a nation than to educate four children”
What are you most proud of in your city? Our Akkerman fortress, of course, our “Bessarabian pearl”! And my pride is shared by all akkermantsy.
Who, in your opinion, is a model mayor?: I often think about it. It would be possible to give an example of one of his colleagues in ranking the mayors of the world, but I prefer the first mayor of St. Petersburg Anatoly Sobchak. Sobchak insisted on the return of the city of his great name, he saw Petersburg European intelligent city and did a lot for the approval of the image, reviving museums, discovering new. If he managed to make all the plans, I’m sure its “Northern capital”, and the whole of Russia, today would be quite different.
The main problem of all Ukrainian cities, which needs to be solved first? The main urban problem, in my opinion, is the lack of their powers, especially the lack of leverage on law enforcement, which is, for example, in the halls of the United States. And known trouble all Ukrainian policies, regardless of their scale, remains worn by years of infrastructure, roads, and directly depends on the quality of life in these cities.
If happiness is not in money, then what? And if after all the money, why not?: For mayor – happiness in money, Yes, that is, the amount of financing, through which you can solve all the problems of the city! If funds are available, to return to our cities focused on Europe, comfort and normal conditions – special not working! But for me, as a man, happiness is definitely not about the money. Happiness is a big happy family, where all each other love, respect and care.
Keep the phrase “Give me a fulcrum and I… dabuse that people have changed their attitude to power, they again began to trust her. Faith and hope changes in the future is very important for citizens. It gives people confidence that they are not alone and their interests are protected, their concerns will be heard and resolved. That’s my main purpose for which I came into power.
If the fulcrum acts as the moral support of like-minded (and funded adequately) I will return the faith of the people in that local government works for the citizens! It was and remains one of my tasks in this position.
What trait is Your biggest flaw?: Can’t keep silent when faced with blatant injustice.
Do You have a favorite book?“The Island Of Crimea,” Aksenov. This alternative version of history publications of 1979 and the political satire are now in the Ukrainian reality, is aching and soul is something to think about.
Who of historical figures You could be friends with if I were his contemporary?: I am very impressed by the legend of Britain of the 20th century, Winston Churchill.
What wonder of the world You would like to move to your hometown? That it symbolized?: We have it, it’s a miracle, don’t even hesitate about it only now needs to know the whole world. This is our Genoese or as it is often called, is a Turkish fortress on the banks of the Estuary, with half a century of history.
A monument of history and architecture, which has survived several wars and centuries, it became the soul of the city and a symbol of the fact that our multinational, but a single nation will survive, despite all the test of time and decline.
If You have discovered a new planet, how would You call it?: Ackerman.
Imagine that You came to visit the President of America asking you to show Ukraine. Where would You invite him to the tour?: To our South!.. First, I would show our city with 2500 years of history and splendid Akkerman fortress, then acquainted with the whole of Bessarabia – from sunset on the Dniester estuary to the swans on the “zero kilometer” in Vilkovo. We would have treated the US President with our famous wine, to experience the generosity and flavor of our multinational region. Believe me, we know how to surprise!
What do You consider your greatest achievement in life? The biggest achievement in a woman’s life – of course, children!
What is the lesson for You is the best rest?: One with nature – no matter the forest, river, field or sea…
Vitaly MALETSKY The mayor of Kremenchug
For merits before the Ukrainian people in December 2016 was awarded with the Diploma of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. In June 2017 he received the Thanks of the Prime Minister of Ukraine for conscientious work and high professionalism.
The most significant achievements in Your professional activities in 2017:
• One of the biggest events in our city last year was the signing of an agreement with the European Bank for reconstruction and development on attracting credit funds for the project “Upgrading urban electric transport in Kremenchug” in the amount of 8 million euros.
In addition, thanks to our partners – EBRD, were involved in the grants in the amount of 2 million euros from the Fund of Eastern European partnership on energy efficiency and the environment (Foundation Е5Р).
We are the only who received such a grant. Project updates municipal electric provided for the purchase of 50 new trolley buses with low floors, including 10 units of Autonomous vehicles on the move and rehabilitation of the transport infrastructure on the right Bank of the city.
• In 2017 for the first time in the history of the city were built and repaired 157 thousand square meters of roads and sidewalks. Was commissioned the new modern municipal asphalt plant of domestic production.
• From 2017 in Kremenchug has earned the program the “Stop heart attack”. Under the program people who became ill with acute myocardial infarction, are free diagnostic and treatment intervention: coronary angiography and stenting, allowing to save lives and reduce the risk of disability due to illness. 2017 allocated more than UAH 2 million, thanks to saved more than 200 lives.
• Christmas tree, which was installed in December 2017 on the main square of the city of Kremenchug, is recognized as the best in Ukraine according to the results of the competition from UKRINFORM. By the way, the beauty of the Kremenchug height of 20 metres. The tree this year was decorated 946 balls and hemispheres and drops. 1200 metres of garlands formed a “starry sky” over Christmas town. All this formed an extremely sophisticated composition which on holidays pleased the Kremenchug and visitors alike.
Your life motto: Only persistent daily work is the key to success. My life motto: work, work and more work.
Who did You dream to become in childhood? In the childhood dreamt to become a Builder. My father worked as a machinist of the crane, and I like to make from the designer of the house, to create, to come up with some interesting solutions.
Do You have a dream that is not yet fulfilled? My dream is to make the best Kremenchug city in Ukraine.
To be successful today is … to keep pace with time, be able to anticipate the main directions of development of society, do not be afraid to look people in the eye.
Your favourite saying?: “The road will overcome the walking”.
What are You most proud of in your city? Proud of the particular mentality of Kremenchug.
Who, in Your opinion, is a model mayor?: For me a model mayor is, perhaps, the mayor of new York Rudolph Giuliani, to whom the inhabitants of “Big Apple” has twice been entrusted to manage a metropolis. He was the first to put into life “broken Windows Theory”, which recommends to stop the evil in its infancy, until it has grown. This has led to a dramatic reduction in crime in new York by 50-70%. Giuliani has managed to drastically reduce the number of unemployed in the city, to reduce or eliminate 23 tax, but at the same time, to eliminate the city’s budget deficit. Re-landscaping, creating new leisure activities and much more improved the image of new York, which in turn increased the number of tourists.
The main problem of all Ukrainian cities, which needs to be solved first?: In my opinion, the main problem of Ukrainian cities is a deterioration of utilities: heating, water and Sewerage, electricity and the like. It is necessary to solve in the first place.
If happiness is not in money, then what? Happiness in a relationship. Relationships with colleagues, partners, residents of the city. There is a great desire to build a constructive social dialogue, starting from the seller to the spontaneous market to the head of a powerful company.
Keep the phrase “Give me a fulcrum and I … make the world a better place.
Whom in this life You jealous? I should admit a little jealous of his cat Timothy.
What trait is Your biggest flaw?: I think the lack of my fault-finding details.
Do You have a favorite book?: My favorite book – “Kobzar” by Taras Shevchenko. Frequently read his works, even today his thoughts are relevant.
Who of historical figures You could be friends with if I were his contemporary?: Perhaps with Leszek Balcerowicz, a Polish economist, politician, inspirer of Polish economic reforms (the so-called “shock therapy”). He developed a plan to accelerate the country’s transition from a planned economy to a country with a market economy – the Balcerowicz plan.
What wonder of the world you would like to move to your hometown? That it symbolized? If to speak about the wonders of the world, I moved to Kremenchug in the Egyptian pyramids. They are a symbol of changing times and generations, and that created the human mind and human hands lives forever.
If you have discovered a new planet, how would you call it? New planet, I would be called Kievan Rus, in honor of our first state.
Imagine that You were visited today the President of America asking you to show Ukraine. Where would you invite him to the tour?: I’d invite overseas guests on a journey along the Dnieper. From Kiev, the cradle of our history, all the way to Zaporozhye, to glorious Khortytsia, where were the Sich. And in the middle of the way – our Kremenchuk, which is located in the heart of Ukraine.
What do You consider your greatest achievement in life?: The greatest achievement is the opportunity to realize themselves in their current position.
What is the lesson for You is the best rest?: I relax while I grow flowers. I also love to fish.
Anatoly FEDORCHUK Boryspil city mayor
Rewards: Order “For merits of III degree”; Honorary diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine; gratitude to the Prime Minister of Ukraine; diploma of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine; diploma of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Three main events in 2017, according to Your version:
1) the opening of a kindergarten “Wreath” on 115 seats, the commissioning of the sports complex, the construction of the secondary school;
2) establishment of 3 sites: Nestor the Chronicler, the Great Prince Vladimir of Kiev, as well as members of the anti-Bolshevik uprising in 1920 and the victims of the Great terror in the city of Boryspil;
3) the opening of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Moldova in the city of Boryspil.
Your “Formula for success»: The formula for success see how to think like a leader, and to do the job, as head of the Department. The last 12 years working under the motto of his first campaign “From the integrity of government – to order in the city.”
Who did You dream to become in childhood? As all guys of that time – cosmonaut.
Do You have a dream that is not yet fulfilled?: My dream is to live in a peaceful legal European state.
To be successful today is… don’t be afraid to dream and to have the capacity to realize these desires in life.
Your favourite saying?: Like the phrase, Lao Tzu: “a Journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step”. In daily life often use similar Ukrainian proverb: “the Hen pecks grain by grain”.
What are you most proud of in your city?: Most proud of unique, innovative enterprises that are successful and well-known in Ukraine and abroad: GP “international airport “Boryspil”, PJSC “Pentopack”, “Farmeks Group”, PJSC “Lantmannen AXA”, Boryspil branch of LLC with foreign investment “Procter & gamble Ukraine”, PJSC “Agroromantica” KP vkkh “Borispolvodokanal”.
Who, in your opinion, is a model mayor?: The mayor of Seoul Lee Myung-Bak (2002-2006).
The main problem of all Ukrainian cities, which needs to be solved first?: Garbage disposal.
If happiness is not in money, then what? And if after all the money, why not? Happiness is self-realization, and money is just one of the tools for this.
Keep the phrase “Give me a fulcrum and I… The most reliable support in life is the inner core, and that of the consolidation should work, without relying on external points of support.
What trait is Your biggest flaw? The desire to keep everything under control.
Do You have a favorite book?: Andrew Matthews “Live easy” and books Miroslav Docenza.
Who of historical figures You could be friends with if I were his contemporary?: With outstanding borispolts, ethnographer, folklorist, the author of the words of the national Anthem of Ukraine Pavel Platonovich Chubinsky.
What wonder of the world You would like to move to your hometown? That it symbolized? You should not look for miracles abroad. Any city can attract and keep, if not miracles, then his identity as the potential of each territorial community – is inexhaustible.
If You have discovered a new planet, how would You call it?: Millennium Boryspil.
Imagine that You came to visit the President of America asking you to show Ukraine. Where would You invite him to the tour? First and foremost, invited to visit Knyshov memorial Park complex in Boryspil.
What do You consider your greatest achievement in life, and what is the biggest mistake? The main achievement is the capability together with like-minded people to create the history of their city. Do not mistake the one who does not work, so it’s important not to dwell on the mistakes, analyze them and move on using the experience.
What is the lesson for You is the best rest? The best rest for me is time spent with family. I love theater, cinema, books, trips to historical places of Ukraine.