A number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the city of Vanadzor, such as Young Generation of Lori, Safe Childhood, and others, expressed their support for the incumbent mayor.
"Like many other Armenian cities, Vanadzor faces numerous problems, but in parallel with that we can see that our mayor resolves these problems step by step.
In recent years we have witnessed positive changes in our city, and we believe that changes will be continuous by nature and aimed at further development of Vanadzor.
Based on the aforesaid, we express our support for the incumbent Mayor of Vanadzor Samvel Darbinyan in the upcoming mayoral election. We are sure that Sambel Darbinyan does everything in his power and he will do his best in the future as well in order to turn Vanadzor into a prosperous city".