Brussels Designated Next Metropolis World Congress Host
The meeting of board of directors of Metropolis was held on July 14, 2022 in Bogota, the capital city of Colombia.
Thirty out of thirty-one board members attended this meeting which was held in the hybrid format. During the meeting the presidency of the Metropolis was handed over to Ms. Claudia López, the mayor of Bogota to be the first Latin American President of Metropolis for a two-year term of office. She is the first female president of Metropolis. Recovering from the pandemic, enhancing the global metropolitan governance and incorporating the care for the planet, people and the governance are among the priorities of the new president.
The board also approved the candidature of Brussels as the host to the Metropolis World Congress in 2023.
The Metropolis was established by the initiative of the mayor of Paris in 1984 to act as a "collaborative and caring association dedicated to actively listening to the priorities of members and learn from their experiences."
It is worth mentioning that Shiraz joined the Metropolis in 2007 and has been a board member since 2021.