The decision was made by deputies of the city Council at the 12th extraordinary meeting of 7 November 2016.
In connection with the expiration of 6 November 2016 expiration of the contract of the head of the city Administration of Rostov-on-don Sergey Gorban, 25 August 2016 the city Council made the decision on carrying out of contest for vacancy of the head of the city Administration.
27 October 2016 the competition was held. Voting for the proposed candidates by the deputies decided to hold an open way. As a result, "for" Vitaly Kushnarev was given 37 votes and one abstention, "for" Gennady Rabotnova – 1, with five abstentions.
Chairman of the city Council, mayor of the city of Zinaida Naruhina announced the decision on the appointment of Vitaly Kushnarev the head of the city Administration of Rostov-on-don and the conclusion of the contract on the term of office of the city Council of the sixth convocation until the day of the work of the city Duma of the seventh convocation. Zinaida Naruhina congratulated Vitaly Kushnarev on appointment to the post of head of Administration of Rostov-on-don, and wished him success for the benefit of the city of Rostov.
Vitaly Kushnarev thanked deputies of the city Council gratitude for the trust and support of his candidacy for the post of head of the city Administration.