The city council in Noordwijk nominated Wendy Verkleij-Eimers (56) as the new mayor on Tuesday evening. Taetske Visser-Danser, the chairman of the confidential committee, announced this. “She is authentic, a connector and has humor,” says Visser-Danser.

VVD member Verkleij-Eimers is currently mayor of Uitgeest. She has also been an alderman and councilor in the municipality of Bodegraven-Reeuwijk. “She is an experienced director,” says the chairman of the trust committee. ‘With her background and open communication style, she knows what is needed for our municipality. A mayor who can advance our position as a new municipality. “

The vacancy arose from the merger of the municipalities of Noordwijk and Noordwijkerhout. On January 1 of this year, Noordwijk and Noordwijkerhout merged into the new municipality of Noordwijk. Jon Hermans-Vloedbeld has since then been in charge as acting mayor. The intention is that the appointed mayor ends up in the office chain at the end of January and thus becomes the first crown-appointed mayor of the new merged municipality.

Nineteen candidates

A total of nineteen people applied for the mayor post in Noordwijk. This concerns fourteen men and five women between the ages of 42 and 60. King’s Commissioner Jaap Smit has had interviews with the applicants and discussed his findings with the so-called confidential committee of the Noordwijk municipal council. The Confidentiality Committee also held discussions with the candidates and made the nomination on the basis thereof. The recommendation is sent to the Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations with a recommendation from the King’s Commissioner. After a final screening investigation, the Minister nominates the candidate. The King then appoints the mayor by Royal Decree. 


Source: Omroep West

Photo: Wendy Verkleij, Facebook