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Five departments,

one common goal

The political leadership of the City of Heidelberg is in the hands of the Mayor Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner and four full-time Deputy Mayors. The City Administration is divided into five departments, each headed by one of the mayors. 

Department I

Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner has been Mayor of the City of Heidelberg since 14th December 2006. He was re-elected for a further eight years on 19th October 2014. The Mayor is head of the City Administration and at the same time Chairman of the City Council.

Mayor Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner (Photo: Hentschel)



Department II

First Deputy Mayor Jürgen Odszuck is the Mayor’s chief representative, and at the same time is responsible for Construction and Traffic. 

First Deputy Mayor Jürgen Odszuck (Photo: Buck)






Department III

Deputy Mayor Dr. Joachim Gerner is responsible for Family, Social Welfare and Culture.

Deputy Mayor Dr. Joachim Gerner (Photo: Dorn)





Department IV

Deputy Mayor Wolfgang Erichson is responsible for Environment, Citizens’ Services and Integration.

Deputy Mayor Wolfgang Erichson (Photo: Buck)



Department V

Deputy Mayor Hans-Jürgen Heiß is responsible for Conversion and Finance.

Deputy Mayor Hans-Jürgen Heiß (Photo: Stadt Heidelberg)