Mr. Jan Mans is a well-known Dutch Politician, member of the Labour Party ( PvdA). He has been for more than 30 years a mayor in eight Dutch Municipalities and Cities: Meerssen, Kerkrade, Enschede, Zaanstad, Venlo, Maastricht, Moerdijk and Gouda.
He was and is also active in several European Organisations such as President of the Dutch section of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions; President of the Dutch delegation to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe; Member of the Presidency of the Standing Committee Euro Mediterranean Partnership of Local and Regional Authorities, President of the Chamber of Commerce in the province Limburg, President of the Maastricht Institute for Central and Eastern Europe and Victim Support Netherlands.
Jan Mans has been also a founder of Governmental Crisis Management Network ( Bestuurlijk Netwerk Crisisbeheersing), which in 2007 was transformed into Dutch Society of Mayors (Nederlands Genootschap van Burgemeesters) .
Mr. Jan Mans studied Sociology at Radboud University in Nijmegen.
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