Mr. Thomas Hermann
Deputy Mayor of Hanover City
Mr. Thomas Hermann (born 1958 in Hanover) is a German politician, (SPD = Social Democratic Party).
He attended the Peter-Petersen School (now the Südstadt School) and was a student at the Tellkampf School in Hanover from 1968 to 1976. He then did his basic military service and completed a traineeship at a sports newspaper. From 1979 to 1986 Hermann studied social sciences (political science, sociology, social psychology, economics) at the University of Hanover (today's Leibniz University of Hanover). From 1987 to 1997 Thomas Hermann worked as a research assistant (research and teaching) at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Hanover. He has been working in the Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs since 1998, initially as the Minister's personal advisor, then from 1999 to 2000 as head of the Minister's office. Since 2000 he has worked as a consultant for civic engagement and self-help in the ministry.
Hermann has been a member of the City Council of Hanover since 2001 and was spokesman for building policy for his parliamentary group from 2002. He was one of the deputy chairmen of his parliamentary group and was a member of the committees for urban development and construction (speaker), sport and budget, finance and auditing (chairman). On June 19, 2014, the city council of Hanover elected him mayor and chairman of the city council. He is a member of the Committee for Integration, Europe and International Cooperation (also known as the International Committee) and is a member of the Administrative Committee. He is chairman of the Municipal Prevention Council of the state capital of Hanover. He is also a member of the board of the SPD faction in the council and is a member of the board of the SPD Südstadt-Bult, which he chaired from 1997 to 2011. Between 1991 and 1999 he was a member of the board of the SPD in Hanover.
After the local elections in Lower Saxony in 2016, Thomas Hermann was once again elected Council Chairman and honorary deputy to Mayor Stefan Schostok by the members of the City Council of Hanover; before Klaus Dieter Scholz (CDU) and Regine Kramarek (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen). In November 2021, he had to hand over the presidency to Uta Engelhardt (Bündnis 90/Grüne) due to the election result and the balance of votes. Since then he has been Mrs. Engelhardt's first deputy in the presidency of the Council.
Thomas Herman is married and the father of two children.
Since 2006 he has been chairman of the municipal housing association Hanova Wohnen and since 2013 deputy chairman of the supervisory board of hanova Gewerbe GmbH (formerly union-boden GmbH). Thomas Hermann is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Aegidienkirche. From September 10, 2015 to August 12, 2020 he was chairman of the Jazz Club Hannover and has been an honorary member since then. He is an ambassador for the Unesco City of Music Hanover. He is a member of Arbeiterwohlfahrt, Verdi and the association Wikimedia Germany. He is also a member of the Forum for Politics and Culture e.V., the Association of Friends of the Herrenhausen Gardens e.V. and the Hannover Volunteer Center e.V.
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