Deputy Mayor of Nijmegen, Netherlands (European Green Capital 2018)
Harriët Tiemens has been a Nijmegen vice-mayor since May 2014. She is responsible for Sustainability, Housing and Mobility. Tiemens studied Environmental Science at Saxion University of Applied Sciences and Public Administration at Leiden University. She then went on to work as a management consultant in the business services sector, advising companies and government institutions on policy and organisational development. She joined the political party GroenLinks as an active member in 1999. In 2002 she was elected on to the municipal council of Rheden, where she served as alderman from 2007 to 2014.