Nicolaie Moldovan, City Manager of Alba Iulia, has got a bachelor's degree in Political Sciences and a master's degree in Public Service Management. He has worked in the local public administration for 16 years and is specialized in community development supported by international and national funding. He has got extensive experience in the management of project development and implementation funded through grants, both in the public and the private sector (over 150 projects approved, and 50 projects coordinated as manager) and especially in the NGO sector. He is a trainer in project management, author and co-author of several strategies and support studies for local or intercommunity urban development. In the Alba Iulia City Hall, he coordinates fundraising activities for the local budget, the city's international relations as well as the relationship with civil society or businesses. He manages the municipality's contracts, and associations with the World Bank, Moody's Rating Agency, European institutions or various transnational networks specialized in sustainable development, European affairs and tourism promotion. He is currently focused on implementing the city's branding strategy and on increasing the reputation of Alba Iulia, nationally and internationally, as a destination for tourism and related services. He is involved in Alba Iulia Smart City pilot project, a public-private partnership with Romanian Government and 45 different big multinational companies and active start-ups, a significant opportunity for testing more than 100 smart solutions for improving the quality of life in the city.