On July, 21 representatives of Cēsu alus and the municipality of Cēsis Region presented the yearly award “Person of the Year in Cēsis”. This year the title “Person of the Year in Cēsis 2018” was awarded to the long-term director of Cēsis Elementary School No. 1 Anna Būre.
Anna Būre has devoted 45 years of selfless work and substantially invested into the development of the sector of education, she has taught several generations of Cēsis townsmen. Cēsis Elementary School no. 1 has been formed with warm-heartedness and care to become what it is today – a place where everyone feels well and welcome. The endowment of Anna Būre is appreciated by the colleagues, pupils and their parents.
Eva Sietiņsone, Chairman of the Board, Cēsu alus: “Cēsis can be proud of many active and enthusiastic people who do their work with whole their heart and contribute to the development of the town. The commission of the award “Person of the Year in Cēsis” every year faces increasingly greater challenge to choose and nominate just several candidates for this honoured title. This year according to the assessment of the people the title “Person of the Year in Cēsis 2018” was awarded to Anna Būre, the Director of Cēsis Elementary School No. 1. Anna Būre is taking well-deserved rest starting from August, and this award is a form of acknowledgement and gratitude of her life-time contribution.”
The candidates nominated for the award “Person of the Year in Cēsis 2018” were appointed by a special commission that evaluated the most significant events and activities in life of the town of Cēsis. Among candidates to receive the award were Iveta Jermolājeva, an expert in youth affairs, Mārtiņš Blūms, a mountain biker, Gundars Skudriņš, an entrepreneur, and Anna Būre, the director of Cēsis Elementary School No. 1. From July 6 to 17 every inhabitant of Cēsis and Latvia could vote for the candidates nominated by the commission and decide on the winner of the title “Person of the Year in Cēsis 2018”. The online voting was held at www.cesnieks.lv, and by using voting coupons from the newspapers “Druva” and “Cēsu Vēstis”.
The award “Person of the Year in Cēsis” was established by the joint stock company “Cēsu alus” with the aim to honour people who do their work excellently and devotedly and whose contribution positively influence the reputation of the town of Cēsis. Since 1999 this honorary title has been awarded to 20 people, and among them were the representatives of the areas of culture, science, history, sports and social care.