Councillor – Deputy Mayor
Cork County, Ireland
President of the Council
Milton Keynes, UK
The 11 Board members make sure the interests of cities stay always at the heart of European energy and climate policies.
The group regularly meets with European policy-makers to share cities’ needs and strengthen local level participation in EU decision-making.
The Board meets 3 times per year to take strategic political decisions and to discuss the general orientation of Energy Cities’ activities. It also ensures the sound financial management of the organisation.
The German City of Heidelberg currently holds the Presidency of the network. 11 European cities compose the Board of Directors:
Each Board has a mandate of three years. A new Board of Directors will be elected in April 2020.
Energy Cities is a non-profit city network. We operate with a near 100% public funding which allows us to demonstrate integrity towards our member cities and to keep intellectual independence in our work. We embrace transparency in all our activities, including our funding sources.
In 2018, our annual budget for our core activities reached, similar to previous years, 2 million Euros.