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Governance

CEMR Presidency

President of the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS)

Gunn Marit Helgesen

Gunn Marit Helgesen (born 1958) was elected President of the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS) in 2012 and reelected for a second term in 2016.

Gunn Marit Helgesen (born 1958) was elected President of the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS) in 2012 and reelected for a second term in 2016. Ms Helgesen has been a Senior Engineer at Statoil and Norsk Hydro. She was Chair of Telemark County Council from 2003 to 2011, after two periods as Vice-Chair. Today she is group leader of the County Council and serves on the County Committee in Telemark. In addition, she is a substitute member of the Porsgrunn City Council. Since 2012 Ms Helgesen has been delegate to the Congress of the Council of Europe as chair of the Norwegian delegation. At the 31 Session of Congress Session in October 2016, Ms Helgesen was elected President of the Chamber of Regions. Gunn Marit Helgesen also represents Norway in the UCLG World Council and Executive Bureau.
Co-President of CEMR; Vice-President of the German Section of CEMR (RGRE) President of the County of Karlsruhe

Christoph Schnaudigel

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.
CEMR Co-President; AFCCRE President; Mayor of Sceaux; Vice-President of Territoire Vallée Sud - Grand Paris; Member of the Ile-de-France Regional Council

Philippe Laurent

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.
Chair of the CEMR Financial Management Committee; Councillor of Medway; Vice-President of CEMR

Vince Maple

Chair of the CEMR Financial Management Committee; Councillor of Medway; Vice-President of CEMR

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

The Governance

The Council of European Municipalities and Regions is a democratic political organisation representing 60 national associations of Local and Regional Governments spanning 41 European countries. The organisation is governed by two key bodies: the Policy Committee and the Executive Bureau.