Night Mayor Elected in Mannheim

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The German city of Mannheim elected its first “night mayor,” Deutche Welle reported.

The night mayor acts as an intermediary between nightclubs, bars, concert organizers, and residents. They’re responsible for the city’s reputation as a nightlife destination.

Voting took place among representatives of the city, its clubs and restaurants city administration, and members of the public. Each candidate presented their own program.

The newly elected night mayor is Hendrik Meier, a 27-year-old student and events booker. He was picked from 10 finalists.

He will be employed for about 50 hours a month from Aug. 1 until the end of 2019 to work on the city’s night scene while being supported by the local community.

Similar night mayors have been appointed in Amsterdam, New York, London and Zurich.