Mayor Giannis Pagounis left us leaving an indelible and special mark behind him.
Restless spirit and innovative to the end, creative and subversive personality was a typical representative of a generation that lived its childhood in the occupation and experienced in its adolescence the horror of the civil war.
In the following stone years he emigrated for a while but quickly returned to Kozani to develop into a diverse businessman with a strong presence and significant export activity..
His big change 1981 brought the first spring to the local government and Giannis Pagounis the 1982 was elected Mayor of Kozani, where he wrote history.
Agile and dynamic man, made the best use of the possibilities provided by the new political and institutional framework, solving many chronic problems and giving an entity to the Municipality that was present in more and more areas of city life..
From the neighborhoods and the chapels to the city center and from the Carnival to Pandora, the presence of the Municipality was now evident.
The self-government was passing to another era and the Municipality of Kozani did not just follow the current, but was at the forefront of separate initiatives.
Self-monitoring projects provided solutions and social breathing space, The creation of ANKO provided the local government with a valuable tool, as he called it, Democratic programming and programming conventions marked the new with Giannis Pagounis firmly present and always ahead.
Undoubtedly his most important project was the General Urban Plan where, in addition to the institutionalization of the extensions and the ZOE, the goals of District Heating and the SPA were set with ANKO undertaking the relevant studies..
From Giannis Pagounis I received a Municipality with bases and a human resources with ethos and dedication to its mission, as the four years next to him were precious to me because I learned a lot from him and I thank him.
Giannis Pagounis moved comfortably in an unprecedented environment and succeeded, because he was never afraid of the new, on the contrary he was looking for it and until recently you could talk to him about everything that is coming; immobile and stubborn, he never put it down and refused to grow old, had a youthful impulse to the end.
A progressive citizen, a worthy Mayor who honored the trust of his fellow citizens left us, let the soil of his beloved Kozani that will cover him be light.
Warm condolences to Niki who stood by him, in Tina, Chryssa and Michalis and all his relatives. Let them know that all those who knew him participate in their mourning.
Have a good trip Mayor…