The Board of Directors is made up of up to eight Mayors. It is elected by the General Assembly and meets at least once a year. The General By-Laws of the OWHC stipulates the composition and powers of the Board of Directors of the Organization. Here is the history of the Presidents of the OWHC:
 


City
 
Mayor
Mandate
Quebec (Canada) Jean-Paul L'Allier 1993-1999
Bergen (Norway) Ingmar Ljones (1999)
and
Anne-Grete Strom-Erichsen
1999-2001
Toledo (Spain) José Manuel Molina García 2001-2003
Rhodes (Greece) George Giannopoulos 2003-2007
Cuenca (Ecuador) Marcelo Cabrera Palacio 2007-2009
Beemster (Netherlands) Harry N.G. Brinkman 2009-2013
Sintra (Portugal) Basílio Horta 2013-2015
Lyon (France) Gérard Collomb and
Georges Képénékian
2015-2017
Quebec (Canada) Régis Labeaume 2017 to present


 

Members of the OWHC Board of Directors
2017-2019

President

Mr. Régis Labeaume
Mayor of Quebec City (Canada)
President of the OWHC

 

Vice-Presidents 

Mr. José Gabriel do Álamo Meneses
Mayor of Angra do Heroismo (Portugal)
Vice-President of the OWHC

Mr. Philippe Close
Mayor of Brussels (Belgium)
Vice-President of the OWHC

 

 

Mr. Manuel Monteiro de Pina
Mayor of Cidade Velha
(Cabo Verde)
Vice-President of the OWHC


Mr. Yang-sik Choi
Mayor of Gyeongju 
(Republic of Korea)
Vice-President of the OWHC 

 

 

Mr. Ricardo Villarreal García
Mayor of San Miguel de Allende (México)
Vice-President of the OWHC

 

Mr. Michael Häupl
Mayor of Vienna (Austria)
Vice-President of the OWHC

 

In accordance with the General By Laws, the Secretary General, Mr. Denis Ricard, attends meetings of the Board of Directors without being entitled to vote.

 

Mr. Denis Ricard
Secretary General of the OWHC

 

 

    Calendar of meetings of the Board of Directors
     

    1. Fez, (Morrocco) - September 1993
    2. Cusco, (Peru) - June 1994
    3. Santiago de Compostela (Spain) - November 1994
    4. Bergen, (Norway) - June 1995
    5. Valletta, (Malta) - May 1996
    6. Tunis (Tunisia) - June 1997
    7. Évora (Portugal) - September 1997
    8. Salvador de Bahía (Brazil) - March 1998
    9. Luxemburg (Luxembourg) - March 1999
    10. Santiago de Compostela (Spain) - October 1999
    11. Safranbolu (Turkey) - September 2000
    12. Quebec City (Canada) - April 2001
    13. Puebla (Mexico) - October 2001
    14. Zamosc (Poland) - May 2002
    15. Olinda (Brezil) - December 2002
    16. Toledo (Spain) - April 2003
    17. Rhodes (Greece) - September 2003
    18. Cordoba (Spain) - February 2004
    19. Évora (Portugal) - December 2004
    20. Warsaw (Poland) - November 2005
    21. Puebla (Mexico) - April 2006
    22. Cuenca (Ecuador) - January 2007
    23. Kazan (Russia)  - June 2007
    24. Bergen (Norway)  - January 2008
    25. Quebec City (Canada)  - July 2008
    26. Kandy (Sri Lanka)  - March 2009
    27. Quito (Ecuador)  - September 2009
    28. Lyon (France) - March 2010
    29. Warsaw (Poland) - September 2010
    30. Melaka (Malaysia) - April 2011
    31. Sintra (Portugal) - November 2011
    32. Vienna (Austria) - March 2012
    33. Ejmiatsin (Armenia) - October 2012
    34. Quebec City (Canada) - May 2013
    35. Oaxaca (Mexico) - November 2013
    36. Kutná Hora (Czech Republic) - April 2014
    37. Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay) - January 2015
    38. Angra do Heroismo (Portugal) - May 2015
    39. Arequipa (Peru) - November 2015
    40. Istanbul (Turkey) - March 2016
    41. Lyon (France) - September and October 2016
    42. Krakow (Poland) - May and June 2017
    43. Gyeongju (Republic of Korea) - October 2017