Our current mayor is Geert van Rumund and he will retire in november 2020. In the Netherlands the mayor is not elected but chosen by the city council. So to start off the search, the council needs to create a profile. In this profile we select all the qualities we would like in a new mayor.
What happens next is that the council will discuss the profile in the presence of the Commissioner of the King. When the profile is agreed upon, the Ministry of Interior will create a job opening for the mayor of Wageningen. Applicants will first be interviewed by a commission of the council and the final applicant will be decided upon by the entire council. This entire procedure will take half a year.