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Ald Marius Koen

EXECUTIVE MAYOR

EXECUTIVE MAYOR ALDERMAN MARIUS KOEN

Alderman Marius Koen has been the Executive Mayor of Saldanha Bay Municipality since 12 August 2016 and is at present, the longest serving Mayor for Saldanha Bay since the Municipality’s establishment in 2000.

After graduating from the University of Stellenbosch with a B. Admin Degree in Public Administration and Industrial Psychology, he took over the family business in retail for 10 years.  He then ventured into real estate development and sales, for a period of 15 years.  He also acquired an Estate Agency NQF 5 Qualification and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA).

In 2006 he became the ward councillor of Langebaan, after serving as chairperson on various institutions including the Langebaan Tourism Board and the Chamber of Commerce.  In 2011, he was re-elected as councillor to become the direct representative at the West Coast District Municipality for Saldanha Bay.  He served a five-year period as a member of the Mayoral Committee, responsible for economic development.

After his election as Executive Mayor of Saldanha Bay Municipality in 2016, he introduced the following “obsessions” for the Municipality:

His vision is to make Saldanha Bay Municipality the place that excels in economic development that will create job opportunities. He strives for a strong focus on youth development and to become the most technology driven municipality with an innovative culture.  Local government must also provide superior customer service to all its residents, within a clean and healthy environment.

In his spare time, he loves to travel and explore different cultures.

The Executive Mayor, Alderman M Koen has the responsibility for managing Saldanha Bay Municipality as its political head. In performing his duties he has to identify the needs of the municipality, make recommendations to council on strategies to address such needs as well as to identify and recommend the best strategy towards service delivery. General political guidance is provided by his office over the financial affairs and has to ensure that the municipality performs its functions within the limits of the approved budget.

The Mayor’s office is committed to providing services to its community in an effective, efficient and sustainable manner.  Economic development is a key focus area that has been identified to achieve sustainable economic growth and development which will improve the quality of life of all local residents.

 

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OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR

Address: 4 School Street,

Vredenburg, 7380

Phone: 022 701 7099

DEPUTY MAYOR

Cllr Eventhia Vaughan
Portfolio: Infrastructure and Planning Services

Ward 8 – DA

SPEAKER

Ald Olwene Daniels
Proportional – DA

MAYORAL COMMITTEE

Ald Elize Steyn
Portfolio: Economic Development and Strategic Services

Ward 10 – DA

Cllr Sinah Mohale
Portfolio: Finance 

Proportional – DA

Cllr Sharon Scholtz
Portfolio: Office of the Municipal Manager

Ward 11 – DA

Cllr André Truter
Portfolio: Corporate Services and Public Safety 

Ward 5 – DA

Ald André Kruger
Portfolio: Community and Operational Services 

Proportional – DA