Mayor of Palanca, Moldova, and Chairperson, Women Mayors Network of the Congress of Local Authorities, Moldova (tbc)
Larisa Voloh has been a history teacher at the Palanca Middle School since 1993. When she decided she could change more by engaging in solving community problems, she ran for mayor. She has held the office since 2007. She has managed to bring projects and money into the village to repair the Middle School, the library, the kindergarten, she solved the problem with street lighting, sewerage, and more. Today, despite ample projects, she supports young people in fulfilling their dreams at home. Now, due to her support and encouragement, the youngsters are free to develop social entrepreneurship of their own, and any other ideas that will help the people who are living in Palanca village, Stefan-Voda district.