On 7 July 2010, Eberhard van der Laan was sworn in as Mayor of Amsterdam.
Eberhard van der Laan
Following a multi-step process, former Integration Minister Eberhard van der Laan (55) was selected as the final candidate by Amsterdam City Council. He was officially sworn in on 7 July 2010.
Van der Laan signed the papers together with Commissioner to the Queen Johan Remkes. Deputy Mayor (and interim mayor until 7 July) Lodewijk Asscher then hung the Chain of Office on the new mayor.
Mayor Eberhard van der Laan is responsible for Public Order and Safety, Integrated Security Policy, Regulation and Harbours, General Affairs, Communication, Legal Affairs and City Administration. For more information about Eberhard van der Laan's responsibilities, read his complete portfolio.
To find out more about the Mayor of Amsterdam, read Eberhard van der Laan's curriculum vitae.