Deputy Mayor Marnix Norder
Urban Development, Public Housing and Integration
Published: 08 January 2013 Modified: 30 May 2013
Deputy Mayor Marnix Norder is The Hague's alderman for Urban Development, Public Housing and Integration as well as the Scheveningen district.
Marnix Norder was born on 3 May 1965 in Zaandam. Although he spent his early years in the north of the country, he has lived and worked in The Hague and Rijswijk for the last 15 years. Marnix was interested in politics at a young age but only became politically active after he earned a Master’s Degree in philosophy and chemistry at the University of Groningen.
His career began at the national level at the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM) where he was a staff member from 1990 to 1998 in the areas of energy and the environment. Thereafter he became a research worker and advisor with the consultancy B&A Groep in The Hague.
In 1999 Marnix became head of staff for the parliamentary enquiry into the 1992 Bijlmermeer air disaster. From 1999 to 2004 he was executive councillor (lid van het College van Gedeputeerde Staten) of the province of Zuid-Holland (South Holland). His areas of competence were city planning, traffic and transportation, governmental affairs, energy and environment.
From October 2004 until May 2010 Marnix was The Hague’s alderman for Urban Development (including housing, monuments, archaeology, water and construction).
Marnix is married and has three children.
Visit the Dutch-language municipal website for information on how to contact the alderman.