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Policy Committee - 30.06.2015

CEMR appoints new panel of spokespersons
CEMR on Friday 26 June appointed 13 new spokespersons to convey views on matters of concern to European local and regional governments.

The newly appointed spokespersons are expected to hold central responsibility in CEMR's activities. As elected representatives, they will be the face and voice of European local and regional governments, relaying CEMR's concerns and views to the European institutions and worldwide. The appointments were unanimously approved by CEMR's Policy Committee members meeting in Munich, on 25 and 26 June 2015.

Download the list of CEMR's spokespersons.
  • Governance: Annemarie Jorritsma, Mayor of Almere (VNG, The Netherlands), CEMR President
  • Equality: Ibon Uribe, Mayor of Galdakao (EUDEL, Basque Country, Spain), Chair of the CEMR Standing Committee for Equality
  • Young elected representatives: Mairi Evans, Member of Angus Council (COSLA, Scotland, UK), Chair of the CEMR Standing Committee of Young elected representatives
  • Local finances: Philippe Laurent, Mayor of Sceaux (AFCCRE, France)
  • Environment: Linda Gillham, Councillor of Runnymede (LGA, UK)
  • Climate & Energy: Sian Reid, Councillor of Cambridge (LGA, UK)
  • Air quality: Cor Lamers, Mayor of Schiedam (VNG, The Netherlands)
  • Territorial development: Carola Gunnarsson, Mayor of Sala (SALAR, Sweden)
  • Urban policies: Ilmar Reepalu, Councillor of Malmö (SALAR, Sweden)
  • Public services: Elisabeth Vitouch, Member of the Vienna City Council (ÖStB, Austria)
  • Local and regional governments as employers: Sabine Van Dooren, Deputy Mayor of Kapellen (VVSG, Belgium)
  • International cooperation / European Neighbourhood Policy: Robert Zeman, Councillor of Prachatice (SMO CR, Czech Republic), CEMR Representative in the PLATFORMA Political Council
  • International cooperation / European Neighbourhood Policy: Francisco de la Torre Prados, Mayor of Malaga (Spain), CEMR Representative in and Member of the Bureau of ARLEM
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