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Senior Citizens' Officer
It is stipulated in § 15 of Brandis' main statute of 1 October 2014 that a Senior Citizens' and an Equal Opportunities Officer can be appointed. Cantor Joachim Kühnel was appointed unanimously to the position in the town council's meeting of 27 January 2015. His responsibilities include the observation of the needs and different circumstances of the elderly in Brandis. He is committed to equal participation in communal, cultural, social and political life. "I have been living in Brandis since 1978, I was a member of the town council for 24 years and ten years of that deputy mayor", says Joachim Kühnel. Therefore, he knows the work done by the town administration and above all he would like to enable participation for senior citizens living in Brandis, seeing himself as a link between the elderly and the town administration. "For example, I can imagine initiating a senior citizens' advisory board that can voice key issues in the committees and the town council."