How are we organized?

General Assembly

  • Highest decision-making body
  • Strategic decisions
  • Sets the membership dues
  • Weighted voting ratio

Board

Chairperson: Jan van Zanen

  • The number of members depends on the number of committee chairpersons
  • The board meets 11 times a year
  • Composition of: mayors, aldermen, councillors, clerks, municipal managers
  • Committee chairpersons are board members
  • The board adopts the budget

Committees

  • 10 Committees and the College of Labour Affairs (CvA)
  • Organised by policy area
  • Composition of: mayors, aldermen, councillors, clerks, municipal managers
  • Knowledge, network and experience are important selection criteria

Provincial departments

  • Eyes and ears of the VNG in the provinces
  • 'Mini VNGs'
  • They have their own General Assembly, board and committees
  • All municipalities are members of their provincial department
  • Secretaries meet twice a year

Board of Directors

J. Kriens - Director General

P. Jeroense - Deputy Director General

VNG Companies