Mayor of Niš

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Dragana Sotirovski was born in Aleksinac, where she graduated from the Music School and the Pedagogical Academy. She graduated from the Faculty of Geography, University of Belgrade, and completed master studies in tourism at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in Niš.

She started working as a journalist in 1992 at Third Channel of the Television Belgrade.

Since 1993, as a journalist reporter, she moved to the Editorial Board of the Morning Program and the Belgrade Chronicle, when she became part of the team of the doyen of TV journalism, Branislav Vukašinović.

In 1997 she became a correspondent for Radio Television Serbia – RTS from Niš, and she managed the editorial office as the editor-in-chief of the TV Center in Niš from 2011 to December 2017.

She is the author of numerous informative features, documentaries and travel reports and films from the country and abroad (Greece, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, North America, India, Russia, the South China Sea).

As one of the few journalists she filmed the work of scientists at the Royal Institute of Regenerative Medicine “Prince Philip” in Valencia, as well as American scientists at the Research Center in Irvine, California. She has been a reporter in crisis situations throughout Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Bulgaria.

In twenty-five years of professional career in journalism she was the author of numerous informative miniatures and documentary features that were permanently recorded and kept in RTS Program Archives.

She reported about the activities of the highest state leadership of Serbia and statesmen from the region, not only in the area of southern and southeastern Serbia, but also during the visits of Serbian officials to countries in the region, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

She was a member of the Local Anti-Corruption Forum Niš from 2015 to 2017.

She passed the state exam for working in the state public administration and local self-governments.

In December 2017 the Government of the Republic of Serbia appointed Mrs. Dragana Sotirovski as the Head of the Nišava Administrative District with its headquarters in Niš. She was the sixth Head of the Nišava Administrative District and the second woman in that position.

On August 21, 2020 the Assembly of the City of Niš elected Mrs. Dragana Sotirovski as the first woman Mayor in the history of Niš.

In the local elections of 2020, she was the first on the electoral list of the Serbian Progressive Party for the city parliament.

City of Niš Assembly elected her as the first female Mayor of Niš in the history of the city in August 2020.

She is married, a mother of three children and a grandmother of two grandchildren.

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