• Modificated: 27.12.2013
Head of the City of Vologda Yevgeny Borisovich ShulepovHead of the City of Vologda
Yevgeny Borisovich Shulepov

Yevgeny Shulepov. Biography

Yevgeny Shulepov was born on June 8, 1958, in the Kroplevo village of the Gryazovets district of the Vologda region in the family of rural workers. On leaving school, he entered Vologda State Polytechnic Institute and received the diploma of an engineer. Then he served in the Army.

Yevgeny Shulepov began his labour activity in 1984 in the production association “Vologda Optical and Mechanical Plant” as an assistant master. The work at this enterprise became the time of his recognition as an organizer and a manager.

At the beginning of the 1990-s, Mr. Shulepov being a director of operations decided to leave the plant and tried his hand at business. Ruspromservice, established by him, developed with time into a product group that included several enterprises of different sectors of the national economy.

In 2001, Yevgeny Shulepov headed the board of directors of the Sokol Furniture Factory, the only producer of birch furniture in Russia that exported its output abroad. In 2005, when the Open Joint Stock Company Vologda Machine-Tool Plant experienced a crisis, Mr. Shulepov was elected the chairman of its committee of directors. Today this plant successfully executes serious orders.

In 1998, Yevgeny Shulepov was awarded the diploma of the All-Russian Industrialists’ Contest and was named among 1000 best managers of Russia. Mr. Shilepovs awards also include diplomas of the Presidium the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Vologda Oblast Governor, the Architects Union of Russia, the Federal Tax Police Service, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

In 2003, Mr. Shulepov was elected a deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Vologda Oblast. He worked in the committee on budget and taxes. In 2007, he was reelected to the Legislative Assembly in the Central constituency 1 in Vologda.

During his work in the Legislative Assembly, Yevgeny Shulepov took part in the elaboration of bills which were important for the region and the city of Vologda. He was one of the ideologists of the law aimed at the support of vocational education, as workers jobs were scarce. He contributed to the adoption of laws reallocating some taxes which enabled to replenish budgets of municipal formations, including the budget of Vologda.

Mr. Shulepov always asserted municipalities right to increase standards of expenses in the areas of education, culture, public health, sport, and they were raised. When the regional budget received extra income, Yevgeny Shulepov stood upon the interests of Vologda and its inhabitants. Thanks to his support, the extra income was used to beautify the regional capital, for example, to resurface streets and to renovate yards.

Mr. Shulepovs public activities are well-known to the inhabitants of Vologda. Since 2003, he headed the Vologda city branch of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. In 2005, at the First Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, he was elected vice-president of its regional branch. Since 2007, Yevgeny Shulepov was a secretary of the Political Council of the Vologda city branch of the United Russia party. He is also the President of the basketball club Chevakata.

Mr. Shulepov has a large and united family: a wife named Irina, daughters Elena, Ulyana and Svetlana, a son named Yevgeny, a granddaughter and two grandsons.

Mr. Shulepov was elected Head of the City of Vologda at the city elections on October 12, 2008, and he entered upon his duties on November 1, 2008.

The Strategic Plan of Social and Economic Development of Vologda till 2020 was elaborated by the Vologda City Administration under the direction of Yevgeny Shulepov to work out measures aimed at economic growth, financial stability, improvement of life of all social groups in Vologda. It is being implemented now.

Mr. Shulepov pays special attention to the implementation of the target program of additional events directed to reduction of tension at the labour market of Vologda.

Work of social sphere was livened up when Yevgeny Shulepov entered upon his duties. Events aimed at the increase of places in the preschool educational institutions were held, first of all, within the framework of special-purpose programs of the educational system development. The social project City discount card Care was elaborated to help low-income citizens and pensioners.

Such projects as Blossoming city, Youth labour teams, City of childhood, City of professionals and others are being implemented in Vologda on the initiative of Yevgeny Shulepov.

Mr. Shulepov pays a lot of attention to the issues of health promotion. The multilevel management system of medical aid quality, the system of motivation and stimulation of health workers to participation in the activity directed to continuous improvement of medical services quality were introduced within the framework of the national project Health.

One of the priority directions of social policy for Yevgeny Shulepov is development of mass sport necessary to preserve and to build up peoples health. From 2009 to 2012, they constructed 3 sports facilities - the sports centre Vologda, the Ice Palace, and the School of Martial Arts; two stadiums with modern surface, 4 rinks, 5 skateboard areas. The Locomotive stadium was bought by the city and equipped with an indoor ice track with artificial surface in 2012. It gave a chance to extend the possibilities of winter sports development.

Work on beautification of streets, squares and yards in Vologda was promoted on the initiative of Yevgeny Shulepov.

In 2012, he was elected vice-president of the Union of Cities of Russian Centre and North-West and became a member of the Local Self-Government Development Council of the RF President.

Mr. Shulepov was reelected Head of the City of Vologda according to the elections on September 8, 2013.

Head of the City in the system of local self-government

  1. The Head of the City is a senior executive officer of the municipal formation the City of Vologda.
  2. The Head of the City leads the Vologda city administration according to the principles of undivided authority.
  3. The Head of the City is under the control of and accountable to the population of the city and the Vologda City Duma.
  4. The Head of the City presents a report of his / her work during the year to the Vologda City Duma and publishes it in the mass media at least once a year after the report of the city budget for the previous year is approved.

  5. Elections of the Head of the City are held in the unified single member constituency. A citizen of the Russian Federation who has reached the age of 21 on the polling day has a right to be elected Head of the City.
  6. The Head of the City is elected for a 5-year term. The Head of the City takes up the duties not later that on the 10th day after the common data of election results are officially published and ceases exercising his / her authority on the day when the newly-elected Head of the City assumes the office.
  7. The Head of the City comes into office having taken the oath at the grand meeting attended by the deputies of the Vologda City Duma, members of the Election commission in the city of Vologda and the public. Either the Chairman of the Vologda City Duma or the deputy chairman acting as a chairman at that moment, or the Chairman of the Election commission in the city of Vologda holds the meeting.

    The Head of the City takes the oath to the population of the city of Vologda:

    Assuming the office of the Head of the City of Vologda, I swear to respect and defend the rights and freedoms of a person and a citizen, to keep the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Statute of the Vologda Oblast and the Statute of the municipal formation the City of Vologda, to serve the people faithfully, to fulfill the duties of the Head of the City of Vologda conferred on me honestly.

  8. Change in the term and list of authorities of the elected Head of the City is not allowed during the term of office. The norm of change in the term and list of authority comes into force after the expiration of the term of office of the Vologda City Duma which has made the present decision (except for changes in the list of authority because of alterations in the federal and regional legislation).
  9. The Head of the City exercises the authorities on a permanent basis.

The Head of the City doesnt have a right:

  1. to be an entrepreneur
  2. to be a member of the management of a profit-making organization, provided that the other is not stipulated by federal laws, or the Head of the City is not charged to participate in the management of this organization according to the procedure established by a municipal legal act in compliance with the federal laws and the laws of the subject of the Russian Federation.
  3. to be engaged in any other activity paid for, except for teaching, scientific effort and any creative activity. But teaching, scientific effort and any creative activity cant be financed only at the expense of foreign countries, international and foreign organizations, foreign citizens and stateless persons, provided that the other is not stipulated by the international agreement of the Russian Federation or the legislation of the Russian Federation.
  4. to be a member of governing bodies, boards of trustees or supervisory boards, other bodies of foreign nonprofit nongovernmental organizations and their departments working in the Russian Federation, provided that the other is not stipulated by an international agreement of the Russian Federation or the legislation of the Russian Federation.

The Head of the City cant be a deputy of the State Duma and a member of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, a deputy of legislative (representative) public authorities of the subjects of the Russian Federation. The Head of the City cant substitute for any public positions of the Russian Federation and the subjects of the Russian Federation, any positions of civil service and municipal positions of the municipal service.

When exercising the authority the Head of the City doesnt have a right to use his / her official status in the interests of political parties, public and religious associations.

Authority of the Head of the City

  1. The Head of the City has his / her own authority to solve the issues of local importance, including the following:
    • to represent the municipal formation the City of Vologda in the relationships with local self-government bodies of other municipal formations, public authorities, citizens and organizations;
    • to act on behalf of the municipal formation the City of Vologda without a warrant of attorney;
    • to sign normative legal acts adopted by the Vologda City Duma and to publish them in accordance with the procedure determined by the present Statute, to organize their execution;
    • to reject (the veto) a normative legal act of the Vologda City Duma;
    • to participate in the sessions of the Vologda City Duma with the right of deliberative vote;
    • to present reports on his / her work to the population and the Vologda City Duma within the period determined by the present Statute;
    • to determine the procedure of certification of public employees in accordance with the standard regulations adopted by the law of the Vologda Oblast, and upgrading of their skills;
    • to elaborate and approve the system of remuneration of labour of the employees who work in the local self-government bodies of the municipal formation the City of Vologda and are not public employees; to determine the procedure and conditions of incentive and compensative payments to the above-mentioned employees; to determine additional measures of nonrecurring public assistance to the former employees of the local self-government bodies who have been pensioned off;
    • to determine the procedure and conditions of granting the employees of the local self-government bodies with irregular working hours an additional annual paid leave;
    • to bring to the court or arbitration tribunal claims to invalidate acts of public authorities, bodies and executive officials of the local self-government, enterprises, institutions, organizations, and to exercise other powers protecting the interests of the municipal formation, judicially if necessary;
    • to exercise other powers stipulated by the Federal law On the general principles of organization of local self-government in the Russian Federation, other federal laws, the Statute and laws of the Vologda Oblast, the present Statute and normative legal acts of the Vologda City Duma.
  2. Governing the Vologda City Administration, the Head of the City:
    • submits to the Vologda City Duma for consideration drafts of normative legal acts of the Vologda City Duma stipulating establishment, change and abolition of local taxes and dues, expenditure of funds from the city budget; gives conclusions about the mentioned drafts of the normative legal acts if they are submitted by other subjects of lawmaking initiative;
    • acquires and exercises property rights and other rights and duties on behalf of the municipal formation the City of Vologda;
    • submits to the Vologda City Duma for consideration the draft budget of the city, the report on its execution, projects of plans and programs aimed at the city development, drafts of normative legal acts which demand confirmation of the Vologda City Duma;
    • organizes the elaboration of the draft budget of the city, execution of the budget, plans and programs of the city development;
    • organizes the administration of the municipal property;
    • presents reports on the work of the Vologda City Administration to the Vologda City Duma and to the population;
    • secures the fulfillment of guardianship functions;
    • concludes agreements and treaties with public authorities, public associations, enterprises, institutions and organizations, including foreign ones, on behalf of the municipal formation the City of Vologda;
    • elaborates and submits to the Vologda City Duma for approval the structure of the Vologda City Administration, proposals to establish bodies of the Vologda City Administration, draft regulations on them;
    • approves the regulations on organization departments, advisory and coordinating bodies of the Vologda City Administration;
    • cancels the orders issued by the heads of bodies and organization departments of the Vologda City Administration if they contravene the legislation and the legal acts of the local self-government bodies;
    • forms the Vologda City Administration in accordance with the procedure determined by the present Statute;
    • comes to agreement with the Vologda City Duma about the appointment of the deputy Heads of the City on the financial, economic and social issues, on the issues of property, housing and communal services;
    • distributes functions among the deputy Heads of the City;
    • appoints and dismisses the deputy Heads of the City, the heads of bodies and organization departments of the Vologda City Administration, other public employees in accordance with the list of posts approved by him / her; determines the procedure of intake and dismissal of other employees in the Vologda City Administration;
    • applies measures of encouragement and disciplinary liability to the public employees of the Vologda City Administration;
    • establishes the system of remuneration of labour of employees working at municipal enterprises and institutions, the procedure and conditions of incentive and compensative payments;
    • determines the procedure and conditions of granting the employees of the municipal institutions with irregular working hours an additional annual paid leave;
    • appoints and dismisses directors of municipal unitary enterprises, municipal institutions in accordance with the established procedure, determines the procedure of their certification;
    • applies measures of encouragement and disciplinary liability to the directors of municipal unitary enterprises and municipal institutions;
    • appoints the executive officials of the Vologda City Administration authorized to perform civil actions to exercise the authority of the Vologda City Administration on behalf of the municipal formation the City of Vologda;
    • determines the procedure of keeping the register of account obligations of the municipal formation the City of Vologda in the Vologda City Administration;
    • receives citizens, organizes examination of their proposals, applications and complaints, decisions made on them;
    • informs the population about ecological and sanitary-and-epidemiologic conditions, threats of emergency situations of natural and anthropogenic character;
    • organizes the exercise of public authority, delegated to the local self-government bodies in accordance with the current legislation;
    • assumes responsibility in the city budget execution in accordance with the federal laws, the laws of the Vologda Oblast, the present Statute and decisions of the Vologda City Duma;
    • exercises other powers in accordance with the current legislation and the present Statute.
  3. The Head of the City has a right to demand the convocation of a special session of the Vologda City Duma.
  4. The Head of the City issues resolutions and orders within his / her competence and the competence of the Vologda City Administration. They come into force from the moment of signing provided that the other is not determined in the resolution (order) itself.

The resolutions and orders of the Head of the City affecting the rights, freedoms and duties of a person and a citizen come into force after their official promulgation (publication).

Early termination of authority of the Head of the City

The Head of the City ceases exercising his / her authority before the appointed time in the following cases:

  • loss of citizenship of the Russian Federation, loss of citizenship of a foreign state a member of the international agreement of the Russian Federation, in accordance with which a foreign citizen has a right to be elected to the local self-government bodies, to acquire either citizenship of a foreign state or residence permit or any other document confirming the right of a Russian Federation citizen to permanent residence in a foreign state which is not a member of the international agreement of the Russian Federation, in accordance with which a citizen of the Russian Federation having foreign citizenship has a right to be elected to the local self-government bodies;
  • valid judgment of guilty against him / her;
  • recognition as legally incapable or the legal capacity is limited in court;
  • voluntary resignation;
  • recall by the electors;
  • death; adjudication of disappearance or declaration of death;
  • dismissal in accordance with the Article 74 of the Federal Law On the general principles of organization of local self-government in the Russian Federation;
  • departure from the territory of the Russian Federation for permanent residence;
  • judicial establishment of lasting inability to exercise the authority of the Head of the City;
  • reorganization of the municipal formation in the cases determined by the Federal Law of October 6, 2003 131-FZ On the general principles of organization of local self-government in the Russian Federation and abolishment of the municipal formation;
  • more that 25% increase in the number of electors of the municipal formation as a result of change in the boundaries or unification of a settlement with an urban district.

Exercise of authority of the Head of the City

  1. 1. If the Head of the City ceases exercising his / her authority before the appointed time as it is stipulated by Part 1, Article 39 of the Statute of the city of Vologda, one of the Deputy Heads is authorized by the Vologda City Duma to be an acting Head of the City.
  2. 2. If the Head of the City is temporally absent, one of the Deputy Heads authorized by the resolution of the Head of the City or by the decision of the Vologda City Duma exercises his / her authority.

The executive official who is an acting Head of the City, exercises all the powers of the Head of the City except the authority of the Head of the municipal formation, stipulated by Part 4, Article 36 of the Federal Law “On the general principles of organization of local self-government in the Russian Federation”.

Reception on questionsVenue for the reception, telephone Days and time of the reception
within the competence of the Head of the City and the Vologda City Administration4 Kamenny most, office 7, 72-12-05On Thursdays, every 1st and 3rd scheduled* week of the month from 15.00 to 16.00

* The first scheduled week of the month is counted from the first Monday of the month

Preliminary appointment

To the Head of the City of Vologda4 Kamenny most, office 8, 72-36-47every day, except Friday8.30-13.00
14.00-17.00