My first real debate on behalf of GroenLinks in the city council of Zwolle was a theme debate on municipal services and resident engagement. Together with my colleague Marloes we divided the subjects. I was responsible for the following subjects (in Dutch):
- Toezichtbeeld 2021 – Interbestuurlijk toezicht
- Lopend contract en nieuw contract gaslevering aan gemeente Zwolle
- Mogelijkheid tonen interesse aan deelname experiment gesloten coffeeshopketen.
- Deelname City deal ‘Slim Maatwerk’
Working in a very operational role for an NGO serving the Dutch research and education field is still one of the best jobs in the world for me. But I missed being involved in my local community ever since moving back to Zwolle just before the pandemic hit. I looked for something to get more involved and decided to apply for a position on the candidates list for the local chapter of GroenLinks (a member party of the European Greens) here in Zwolle for the Municipal elections of 2022.