Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Town and Community Day
The Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania City and Community Day (StGT MV) is the central association of cities and municipalities in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania . The association based in Schwerin was founded in 1991.
The association represents the idea of local self-government towards the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state parliament , the state government, institutions and other associations. The City and Community Day takes a position on all legislative procedures in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania for the cities and communities . It also promotes public understanding of communal issues. It advises and supports its members in all areas of public life, in particular public administration, and informs its members about all matters of relevance to the community, in particular through its association magazine "Der Overview".
The StGT MV acts non-partisan and pursues exclusively charitable goals.
The association currently includes 704 of the 757 cities and municipalities in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. There are also 11 extraordinary members, including six special-purpose associations and three municipal shareholder associations. According to the association statutes, all cities and municipalities in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania as well as associations in which cities and municipalities have a decisive influence can belong to the StGT.
Rights and duties of members
The member cities and municipalities have the right to use the facilities of the StGT MV and to send representatives and guests to the general assembly. You contribute to the decision-making process of the association. The rights of the extraordinary members are assessed according to the agreements made between them and the board of directors. The members are obliged to participate in the fulfillment of the tasks of the StGT MV, to make contributions, to comply with the resolutions of its organs and to support its institutions.
Committees and distribution of tasks
The general meeting
The general assembly is the most important body of the association, which meets approximately every two years. It consists of around 400 delegates and elects the board.
The board of directors
The board consists of the chairman, two deputies, twelve other members and the managing director. It meets six to eight times a year and decides on statements and important priorities of the association's policy.
The current chairman is the mayor of the Hanseatic city of Wismar Thomas Beyer . His two deputies are Jörg Siekmeier (Deputy Mayor of Deyelsdorf ) and Alexander Benkert (Mayor of Süderholz ). The managing director is Andreas Wellmann.
The district associations
The association members form a district association in each district. This is particularly responsible for representing the interests of the members at the district level.
The district associations support the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania City and Community Day in fulfilling its tasks. Cities and municipalities of a district elect the district chairman and one or more deputies from among their number.
The state committee
The state committee meets twice a year. It consists of the board of directors and two representatives each from the district associations and independent cities. The state committee decides on the association's budget.
The technical committees
The state committee has set up five specialist committees that deal with content-related issues. They serve to prepare for the decision-making of the board. Each district association and each district-free city is represented by a member in the technical committee.
The committees deal with:
- Culture, school, sport, youth, social affairs and health
- Urban and community development, construction, roads and transport
- Economic and structural funding, public institutions, energy and the environment
- Finance and Human Resources
- Law and constitution
In addition, there are currently 21 working groups.
The association magazine "Der Overview" appears monthly and provides information on all relevant local political events in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Partner associations are the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania District Association and the Swedish “Kommuneförbundet Skåne ”.