Mayor of Tbilisi

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The Mayor of Tbilisi is an elected politician in Tbilisi. Before 2005 the mayors used to be appointed by the central government. In 2006 first mayoral elections were held in the history of the Republic of Georgia. The first elected mayor of Tbilisi is Giorgi (Gigi) Ugulava who was re-elected in 2006 after one year of being on the position of an appointed Mayor of Tbilisi.

The role[edit]

The Mayor is responsible for budgeting and strategic planning of some governmental functions across whole Tbilisi. The plans of the mayor are scrutinised by the Tbilisi Assembly (Sakrebulo) and actioned by the different governmental bodies of the Tbilisi City Hall.

List of mayors (1992–)[edit]

History[edit]

Due to the sizable Armenian population of Tbilisi in 19th and 20th centuries, the office of mayor was chiefly occupied by the local Armenians, with the exception of several Georgian mayors, such as Dimitri Kipiani, Vasil Cherkezov and Benia Chkhikvishvili.

Rank Mayor Duration
1 Hovhannes (Ivan) Izmiryants 1840–1843
2 Stepan Gabrielyan Khatisyans 1844–1845
3 Movses Ter-Grigoryants 1845–1846
4 Hovhannes Simonyants Shadinyan 1847–1848
5 Tovmas Davtyan Pridonyants 1848–1849
6 Zakaria Stepanyan Amiraghyants 1850–1851
7 Hovsep Afanasyan Mirijanyants 1851–1852
8 Avetik Astvatsatryan(Bogdani) Sveshnikov 1853–1856
9 Soghomon Davtyan Sarajev 1856–1857
10 Andrey Davtyan Mananov 1857–1858
11 Vardan Astvatsatryan Arshakuni 1858–1860
12 Soghomon Zakaryan Abisoghomyan 1860–1861
1865–1866
13 Soghomon Mirimanyan Mirimanyants 1861–1862
14 Gevorg (Egor) Grigoryan Pridonyants 1862–1864
15 Galust Harutyunyan Shermazan-Vardanyants 1864–1865
16 Eremya Gevogyan Artsruni 1866–1868
17 Nikoghayos Hovhannisyan Aladatyants 1868–1869
18 Dmitriy Tumanyants 1869–1870
19 Yazon Dmitryan Tumanyants 1870–1874
20 Dmitriy Ivanovich Kipiani 1878–1879
21 Anton Soghomonyan Ghorghanyants 1879
22 Aleksandr Stepanyan Matinyants 1879–1891
23 Nikoghayos Barseghyan Arghutyants-Erkaynabazuk 1891–1893
1895–1898
1903–1904
24 Poghos Aleksandryan Izmayilyan 1893–1895
25 Gevorg Grigoryan Evangulyan 1897–1901
26 Aleksandr Mikaelyan Arghutyan-Erkaynabazuk Arghuntyants 1902
27 Krostopor Svakumyan Vermishyants 1904–1905
28 Vasiliy Nikolayevich Cherkezov (Cherkezishvili) 1907–1909
29 Alexander Khatisyan 1910–1917
30 Benia Chkhikvishvili 1918–1921

References[edit]

  1. ^ UNM Condemns Suspending Ugulava from Mayoral Office. Civil Georgia, Tbilisi, 22 December 2013
  2. ^ Tbilisi’s new Mayor: David Narmania. agenda.ge. 14 July 2014