German city and Districts organization

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the German city and Districts organization (DStGB) represents the interests of the local autonomy of cities and municipalities circle-belonging as local central association in Germany and Europe. Its member federations represent over 12.500 cities and municipalities in Germany with more than 47 million inhabitants. It is organized, party-politically independent föderal and works without national subsidies. The membership is based on voluntariness.


president of the DStGB is Roland shepherd, mayor of the city mountain-came. First vice-president is Christian scratches, mayors of the city Bautzen, vice-president is Dr. Uwe Brandl, first mayor of the city Abensberg, peoples Dornquast, mayor of the municipality Henstedt Ulzburg, and Fritz Wagner, mayor of the city Kirn.

To time Dr. takes the tasks of the acting Präsidialmitglieds. Gerd Landsberg was, those of the press speaker Franz Reinhard Habbel. The occupation of the committees orients itself at the vote of the voters with the local elections. These are in detail:

- Presidency- Main committee - European committee - Committee for right, personnel and organization - Committee for youth, social and health - Committee for school, sport and culture - Committee for economics, tourism and traffic - Committee for finances and local economy - Committee for town construction and environment - Common forest committee German local forest


in the year 1910 came it to the establishment of the realm federation of German cities, which followed 1922 the constitution of the realm federation of the German land municipalities. Both federations were obligation-combined 1933 to the German municipality day. The work was again taken up after 1945, however again in separate institutional form. 1973 resulted from the union of the DStGB. After the establishment of the European office with seat in Brussels in the year 1991, 1998 the head office of the DStGB in Berlin was opened.


the major task of the DStGB is the agency of the local interests opposite the federation and Europe. He does this by continuous contact care at Bundestag, Bundesrat, European union and other organizations and institutions. By its working it cooperates thus purposefully in the political will education and decision-making processes process. As local coordination center it provides for permanent experience and information exchange under the sixteen member federations, as local communications network work sensitized and mobilizes it the public and the media for current local-political topics and problems. Finally the DStGB is represented in many organizations (among other things German savings bank and Giroverband, German hospital company), which local interests serve or promote them.

the member federations

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