Permanent Secretary Jens-Holger Kirchner

Staatssekretär Jens-Holger Kirchner
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Permanent Secretary for Transport

Born 19th November 1959 in Brandenburg/Havel
Lives in Berlin-Weißensee; married, two children, four grandchildren

(The Green Party)

Curriculum vitae

Education and career

1965–1975 Secondary school in Woltersdorf and Berlin-Köpenick
1976–1978 Apprenticeship as carpenter at the Berlin State Opera
1976–1979 Abitur at night school in Berlin-Mitte
1978–1990 Worked as carpenter at the Komische Oper Berlin and the Humboldt University Berlin
1986–1989 Distance learning for engineering degree in wood technology in Dresden (not completed)
1990–1991 Trained as pre-school teacher
1990–1996 Director of Netzwerk Spiel/Kultur Prenzlauer Berg, an association promoting play and the arts
1997–2001 Worked as pre-school teacher and project leader for Pfefferwerk Stadtkultur gGmbH, a charitable organisation engaged in education and support for children and young people
2001–2006 Freelance work on various Berlin projects to help children and young people
2006–2011 Councillor (cabinet member) in the Berlin Borough of Pankow with responsibility for public order
2011–2016 Councillor (cabinet member) in the Berlin Borough of Pankow with responsibility for urban development; deputy mayor of Pankow
Since December 2016 Permanent Secretary for Transport

Voluntary work

Since 1983 Spielwagen Berlin Prenzlauer Berg, an association that organises play and activities for children
1989–1990 Co-initiator of the Netzwerk Spiel/Kultur

Positions held in local politics and membership of local organisations

1990 Member of the Prenzlauer Berg round table for Spielwagen Berlin
Since 1990 Member of the local borough council in Prenzlauer Berg (since 2001: the local borough council of Pankow) – with brief intervals
2001 Joined the Green Party
2001–2006 Leader of the Borough Council of Pankow
2006–2016 Cabinet member in the Berlin Borough of Pankow
Since 2007 Chair of the Working Group North of the Kommunales Nachbarschaftsforum, a network designed to improve communication and decision-making between local councils and other local bodies and associations
2012–2016 Speaker for the entire Kommunales Nachbarschaftsforum

Other memberships

Volkssolidarität e.V., a charity supporting people in need; Verein für Pankow e.V., an association aiming to improve the quality of life for people in Pankow; Klub der Kreuzerabteilung beim DSV, a sailing club; ADAC, a body similar to the Automobile Association

Permanent Secretary Jens-Holger Kirchner

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