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Russian Federation

Board of Directors

Members of the OWHC Board of Directors 2022-2024

The Board of Directors is composed of eight (8) Mayors from eight (8) member cities in good standing, elected by the General Assembly every two years at the OWHC World Congresses. The President of the Organization is elected from the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall meet at least once (1) a year and shall ensure the execution of the decisions of the Members taken at the General Assembly, whose powers it shall exercise by delegation. In general, it shall have the power to take all actions necessary for the administration of the Organization and the achievement of its objectives.

President


Mr. Bruno Marchand

Mayor of Québec City (Canada) - Quebec (Canada)
President of the OWHC

Vice-President


Mr. Carlos Pinto de Sá

Mayor of Évora (Portugal) - Évora (Portugal)
Vice-President of the OWHC

Treasurer


Mr. Dirk De fauw

Mayor - Brugge (Belgium)
Treasurer of the OWHC

Directors


Mr. Michael Ludwig

Mayor of Vienna (Austria) - Vienna (Austria)
Director of the OWHC

Dr. Carlos Moreira Reisch

Intendant - Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay)
Director of the OWHC

Mr. Jacek Majchrowski

Mayor - Kraków (Poland)
Director of the OWHC

Ms. Lydie Polfer

Mayor - Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Director of the OWHC

Secretary General


In accordance with the General By-laws, the Secretary General attends Board meetings without the right to vote.

Mr. Mikhaël De Thyse

Secretary General of the OWHC

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History of the Presidents since 1993

City

Mayor

Mandate

City:

Quebec (Canada)

Mayor:

Jean-Paul L'Allier

Mandate:

1993-1999

City:

Bergen (Norway)

Mayor:

Ingmar Ljones (1999) and Anne-Grete Strom-Erichsen

Mandate:

1999-2001

City:

Toledo (Spain)

Mayor:

José Manuel Molina García

Mandate:

2001-2003

City:

Rhodes (Greece)

Mayor:

George Giannopoulos

Mandate:

2003-2007

City:

Cuenca (Ecuador)

Mayor:

Marcelo Cabrera Palacio

Mandate:

2007-2009

City:

Beemster (Netherlands)

Mayor:

Harry N.G. Brinkman

Mandate:

2009-2013

City:

Sintra (Portugal)

Mayor:

Basílio Horta

Mandate:

2013-2015

City:

Lyon (France)

Mayor:

Gérard Collomb and Georges Képénékian

Mandate:

2015-2017

City:

Quebec (Canada)

Mayor:

Régis Labeaume

Mandate:

2017-2019

City:

Kraków (Poland)

Mayor:

Jacek Majchrowski

Mandate:

2019-2022

City:

Québec City (Canada)

Mayor:

Bruno Marchand

Mandate:

2022-2024