Governance

Alan Coleman

Alan Coleman

Secretary

Councillor – Deputy Mayor
Cork County, Ireland

Bo Frank

Bo Frank

Vice President

President of the Council
Växjö, Sweden

Célia Blauel

Célia Blauel

Vice President

Deputy Mayor
Paris, France

Eckart Würzner

Eckart Würzner

President

Lord Mayor
Heidelberg, Germany

Giulio Guerzoni

Deputy Mayor
Modena, Italy

Mustafa İduğ

Mayor
Bornova, Turkey

Olga Veidina

Olga Veidina

Member

Deputy Mayor
Riga, Latvia

Pete Marland

Pete Marland

Vice President

Mayor
Milton Keynes, UK

Peter Brocka

Peter Brocka

Member

Mayor
Trnava, Slovakia

Stephan Brandligt

Stephan Brandligt

Vice President

Deputy Mayor
Delft, Netherlands

Willy Demeyer

Willy Demeyer

Treasurer

Mayor
Liège, Belgium

Mission of Energy Cities' Board of Directors

The 11 Board members make sure the interests of cities stay always at the heart of European energy and climate policies.

Board meeting Feb 2019, Paris

Photo by Energy Cities

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.

Cities behind the Board of Directors

The German City of Heidelberg currently holds the Presidency of the network. 11 European cities compose the Board of Directors:

  • Bornova (Turkey)
  • Cork County (Ireland)
  • Delft (The Netherlands)
  • Heidelberg (Germany)
  • Liège (Belgium)
  • Milton Keynes (Great Britain)
  • Modena (Italy)
  • Paris (France)
  • Riga (Latvia)
  • Trnava (Slovakia)
  • Växjö (Sweden)

Each Board has a mandate of three years. A new Board of Directors will be elected in April 2020.

Funding

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.

 

Infography Funding Energy Cities