Mrs. Badan is an inspiring woman. She has over 28 years of experience in local public administration, serves as a Mayor for more than 18 years, in 5 mandates, and each time she was elected with more than 80% of the votes, which confirms the trust that her voters have in her program and her personality. Mrs. Badan emphasises that she is not politically affiliated, that makes it very difficult to attract funding from the state budget. This “weakness” made her work harder to attract foreign investments. In 2014 Mrs. Badan was awarded the title “Mayor of the Year”. Selemet is the biggest village from Cimișlia District having a population over 4,000 inhabitants.

During her long-lasting Mayor’s career Mrs. Badan implemented various projects related to social centre for disabled and vulnerable children, kindergarten, general and music school, local museum, regional market for local producers, etc. In 2014 Selemet launched a new festival, unique in the country – “iProsop”. Engaged for the cultural emancipation of the village, Tatiana Badan didn’t neglect the infrastructure projects. The central Selemet street was illuminated, was built a portion of the aqueduct to supply water to the village’s three sectors that have never had centralised water supply, was repaired a considerable segment of the village road, was created a waste disposal service. By integrating diaspora into local development, in the last years, Selemet has a boom of local producers and is increasing its potential as a rural tourism attraction.

Mrs. Badan is President of the Congress of Local Authorities from Moldova since its creation in 2010. Also, Mrs. Badan is very active internationally. From 2016 to 2020 she was the Head of the Moldovan Delegation to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.

Mrs. Badan is a consistent promoter of gender equality and of the idea that women must participate in the governance structures at all levels and she advocates for the most active and fair involvement of women in the decision-making processes.

Check out the first interview of Mayor Badan as NALAS President, where she shared inspiring thoughts about role of local government, gender equality, local economic development and much more: