Thinking and acting in the service of citizens and businesses is the motto of the City of Lahr administration. The main focus is on openness, determination and service.
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Dr Wolfgang G. Müller, Lord Mayor
On 13 February 2017, the London World Mayor Foundation announced the winners of the World Mayor Prize 2016. Second place went to Lahr's Lord Mayor, Dr Wolfgang G. Müller. He received particular recognition for his integration work with German-Russian residents. Here is the Dr Müller’s comment: “The award also confirms the principle of social integration in Lahr. Successful integration doesn't mean relinquishing the culture of the place you have come from, or cutting off all ties to your former homeland. Moving to Lahr doesn't mean you have to be just like us. Migrants are enabled and encouraged to retain their own identity, and so become a part of our urban life. Our aim is to live together in harmonious diversity. However, integration means taking personal responsibility, and being open to learning processes. Winning second place in the World Mayor Award 2016 is an encouragement and motivation for all in Lahr who believe in this, and who work together to achieve integration, both locals and immigrants. The award was granted retrospectively, but it will have an impact into the future!" The nomination and award brought the successful integration work in Lahr, and its citizens' cosmopolitan attitude, to international attention.
Guido Schöneboom has been the second Lord Mayor of the city of Lahr since 1 June 2010. His remit includes the Office of Law and Public Order, the Department of Culture, the Office for Social Affairs, Schools and Sport, and the Office for Extra-Curricular Education. He is also the permanent representative of the Head Mayor. As head of Department II, Guido Schöneboom is in constant contact with citizens, council members, and municipal employees. The offices and functions assigned to Department II have a very direct and immediate effect on people in the city.
Tilman Petters has been Mayor of the city of Lahr since 1st July 2014. His remit comprises urban planning, building management, civil engineering, public green spaces and the environment, environmental field office, geoinformation, property, as well as the owner-operated Bau und Gartenbetrieb Lahr (BGL), baths, utilities, transport, and sewage disposal.
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