The lack of affordable housing contributes to a teacher shortage in the Dutch capital
Sharon Dijksma was sworn in as the 332nd mayor of Utrecht on 16 December 2020. Prior to this, she was the Alderman for Traffic and Transport, Water and Air Quality with the Municipality of Amsterdam.
From 2017 to 2018, 2010 to 2012 and 1994 to 2007 she was Member of the House of Representatives (PvdA). She also held the position of a State Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment (2015-2017), State Secretary for...
On July 1, 2020, Peter den Oudsten was sworn in as acting mayor of Utrecht. He will remain on until a new mayor is appointed by the King.
Prior to becoming Mayor of Utrecht, Peter den Oudsten (born on 24 October 1951) was the Mayor of Meppel (2001-2005), Enschede (2005-2015) and Groningen (2015-2019). Between June 1998 and March 1999 he was also the acting Mayor of Leeuwarden.
Jan van Zanen was born in 1961 and spent his childhood in the city of Edam-Volendam. After Grammar School (classical teaching Gymnasium), he completed his law studies at the VU University Amsterdam and at Cornell University Law School in Ithaca, New York, USA. He did his military service as an officer at the Dutch Royal Air Force, and subsequently filled the position as legal and executive secretary for the National Employer’s Association.