Netherlands Local Leaders

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1924 Alderman Eiske ten Bos-Harkema
She was the first female Wethouder in the Netherlands

1946 Mayor Truus BeliŽn
The first female Burgemeester


Commissaris van de Koningin/Koning (Commissioner of the Queen/King - Governor)

1974-84 Tineke Schilthuis, Drenthe
Mr. A.P. Schilthuis was member of the Council of State 1983-96. (b. 1921-)

1990-91 (Acting) Nicoline van den Broek-Laman Trip, Gelderland
N.H. van den Broek-Laman Trip was Member of the Executive 1982-91, Mayor of Heemstede since 1993 and member of the Upperhouse where she was Vice-Faction Chairperson of the VVD 1994-99 until becoming Chair of the parliamentary group. 

1993-94 Margreeth de Boer, Drenthe
M. de Boer was Councillor of Physical Planning, Hosing and Public Transport 1987-93, Minister of Hosing, Physical Planning and Environment 1994-98, PvdA MP 1998-2001 and Mayor of Leeuwarden 2001-04. (b. 1939-).

1994-99 Joan Leemhuis-Stout, Zuid-Holland
2016 Acting Commissaris van de Koning
2016- Commissaris van de Koning
She wasDijkgraaf, Hoogheemraadschap Schieland (Count of the dike) 1984-94. Ir. J.M. Leemhuis-Stout is a VVD-politician.

2003-09 Hanja Maij-Weggen, Noord-Brabant
J.R.H. Maij-Weggen was Vice-Chairperson of the Christian Democratic Group of the European Parliament 1984-89, Minister of Transport, Water Management and Public Works 1989-94 and Co-leader of CDA, Christelijk Democraat Appel 1994-95. She is the only female member of the Provincial Government. (b. 1943-).

2007- Karla Peijs, Zeeland
K.M.H, Peijs war member of the European Parliament for CDA 1989-2003, and prior to that Member of the Provincial States of Utrecht. Minister of Traffic and Water Management 2003-07. (b. 1944-).

2008-09 (Acting) Anneke Haarsma, Drenthe
A. Haarsma has been Councillor of Physical Planning, Housing, Care, Youth, Well-being, Education and Sport since 2003 and Deputy Commissioner of the Queen from 2007, she took over as Acting Governor after the death of the incumbent.

2009 (Acting) Elisabeth Post, Noord-Holland
Deputy for Finances, Transport, Regional Cooperation etc. from 2009.

2011- Ank Bijleveld, Overijssel
D
rs. A.Th.B. Bijleveld-Schouten was MP for CDA 1989-2001, Vice-Chairperson of the faction 1998-2001 before she was government appointed Mayor of Hof van Twente and State Secretary of Interior and Kingdom Relations 2007-10. (b. 1962-)
 

Vice-Commissaris van de Koningin/Koning

1991-94 Deputy Commissioner of the Queen C. Stiger, Gelderland

Circa 1993-? Deputy Commissioner of the Queen A. Brandenburg-Vogelzang, Friesland

1993-? Deputy Commissioner of the Queen I. Gunther, Zuid-Holland

1999-2008 Deputy Commissioner of the Queen L.M. Bouwmeester-den Broeder, Flevoland
Ranking second after the Commissioner of the Queen and Councillor for Territorial Planning, Housing, Art and Culture.

1999-2003 Deputy Commissioner of the Queen M. Brink-Massier, Drenthe
Ranking second after the Commissioner of the Queen, she was Councillor in Charge of Culture, Sport, Education and Well-being until 2003. 

1999-2003 1. Deputy Commissioner of the Queen mr.J.G.J.Kamp, Utrecht
Commissioner of Water, Health, Handicapped, Seniors and Youth 1999-2007.

1999-2003 Deputy Commissioner of the Queen R. Holsheimer-Wezeman, Overijssel
Ranking second after the Commissioner of the Queen and Counckllor for Strategy, General Administration, Law, External Relations, Provincial Finances and Communication
until 2003.

2007-11 Deputy Commissioner of the Queen Anne Bliek-de Jong, Flevoland
Councillor of Rural Affairs, Klimate and Energy, Nature, Environment, Personnel and Organization and Planning

2007-11 Deputy Commissioner of the Queen Anneke Haarsma, Drenthe
2008-09 Acting Commissioner of the Queeen
Councillor of Physical Planning, Housing, Care, Youth, Well-being, Education and Sport 2003-11. Took over as Acting Governor after the death of the incumbent.

2009-11 Deputy Commissioner of the Queen Elisabeth Post, Noord-Holland
2009 Acting Commissioner of the Queen

Councillor for Finances, Transport, Regional Cooperation etc. 2009-112011-13 Deputy Commissioner of the Queen Marianne Besselink, Groningen
2013-15 Deputy Commissioner of the King
Commissioner for Housing, Well-Being, Care etc.

2011-13 Deputy Commissioner of the Queen Ingrid de Bondt, Zuid-Holland
2013-15 Deputy Commissioner of the King
Commissioner for Traffic, Aviation and Ground Affairs

2011-13 Deputy Commissioner of the Queen Conny Bieze, Gelderland
2013- Deputy Commissioner of the King
Commissioner for Mobility, Logistics, Economy etc.

2011-13 Deputy Commissioner of the Queen Ineke Bakker, Overijsel, Gelderland
2013- Deputy Commissioner of the King
Commissioner of Environment, Housing and Financial Control

2015- Deputy Commissioner of the King Monique Van Haaf, Overijsel
Commissioner of Planning, Land policy and Enforcement

 

 

Last update 14.11.16