On December 17, 2021, the 5thI Gala of Honorary Ambassadors of Lviv took place in the session hall of the Lviv City Council. This year, the club of ambassadors was joined by scientists and cultural activist. Andrii Sadovyi, the Mayor of Lviv, presented the awards to the six newly elected ambassadors.
«It is a great honour for me to see all of you here, in this session hall of the city council, which has seen many beautiful and talented people at different times. Only such beautiful people were able to build such a beautiful city as our Lviv. You are wise personalities who are building this city now. Each of you gives a piece of yourself, your energy, your knowledge to us. There wouldn’t be such a special Lviv without you, so thank you very much for that», said the mayor of Lviv.
The ambassadors of 2021–2023 became:
- Hryhorii Dmytriv – Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv;
- Konstantyn Dmytruk – Deputy Director for Research, the Institute of Cell Biology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine;
- Lucjusz Zaprutko – Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences;
- Ihor Mryhlod – Chief Research Fellow at the Institute of Condensed Matter Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine;
- Iolanta Pryshlyak – Deputy Director General for Organizational and Legal Affairs and Public Relations at Myroslav Skoryk Lviv National Philharmonic;
- Liubov Yankiv-Vitkovska – Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor at the Department of Higher Geodesy and Astronomy, the Institute of Geodesy, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Astronautics, Chairperson of the Lviv Astronomical Society.
The New Honorary Ambassadors of Lviv are representatives of the scientific and cultural environment of Lviv, who organize conferences, educational and musical events in the city. Many unique congresses, forums and festivals take place with their participation. The newly elected ambassadors are activists in their professional field, who often represent Lviv on the national and international arena, conduct lectures and organize conferences. They also invite delegations from other countries to the city, co-organize international meetings, exchanges, large concerts, as well as initiate open lectures with leading experts in the field of science, thus positioning Lviv as a worthy place for business events.