Tanya Hristova is Mayor of Gabrovo since 2011. She holds two Master’s degrees in English Philology and Finance from St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria.
In the period 2007-2010, she was deputy mayor on sustainable development of Gabrovo Municipality as part of the team of the then mayor. From 2010 until she was elected mayor in October 2011, she was head of the cabinet of the minister of EU funds management.
She is a member of the European Committee of the Regions since 2012 and a full member of the Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget (COTER) and Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, research and Culture (SEDEC).
Mrs. Hristova is an Ambassador of the Covenant of mayors and a chairperson of the managing council of the municipal network on energy efficiency „EcoEnergy“.