More than the bicentennial history of our city knows many outstanding and original personalities in various spheres of activity. There are such people and today, and it is necessary that and about their affairs it was known of them as much as possible. That names of these people didn't sink in the history, in Nikolaev the city program "Person of Year" by which this year 13 years are executed is annually carried out.
Members of the organizing committee of this program are honourable citizens, and also "Citizens of year" different years. Heads this organizing committee the known Nikolaev publisher Valery Karnaukh.
Definition of the citizens who have achieved the greatest professional progress in 2008, was carried out on 13 nominations: health care, mass media, culture, art, physical culture and sports, science and the higher school, technical schools, high school, industry, business, finance and banking, construction and architecture, and also charity. The honorary title "The citizen of year" will be appropriated to winners. Separately "The person of year" for the most significant contribution to city life is defined.
Definition of winners was made by means of expert poll in each expert group and passed in two stages. The number of experts in various nominations made from 140 to 650 people.
In the first round of 150 experts - "Citizens of year" last years, media executives, the creative unions and public organizations, and also leading experts in certain nominations - with 1-го on January 10 gave the votes for this or that applicant. According to their offers there were created lists of leaders in each nomination for poll in the second round which was held from January 15 to January 30, 2009.
As it became known "to Crime. Is NOT PRESENT", solemn rewarding of winners will take place on February 28 in ODK.