East - West Thrace Municipalities Association Trakyakent Ordinary General Assembly Meeting Was Held With A Great Participation In Süleymanpaşa District

Özgen Erkiş Elected as a Member of the Council

The Ordinary General Assembly Meeting of the Association of East-West Thrace Municipalities (TRAKYAKENT) which should have taken place in April was held in Süleymanpaşa District on Tuesday, 21 July 2020 due to the pandemic process.

Member mayors and council members took their places in accordance with the rules of social distance in the parliamentary meeting, in which the Covid-19 measures were taken into account.

The meeting started with the opening speech of TRAKYAKENT Union President and Mayorof Tekirdağ Metropolitan Kadir ALBAYRAK.

ALBAYRAK; completed his opening speech by saying “Distinguished mayors and councilors, I would like to express my happiness for meeting with you after a long break. I congratulate all the Mayors and their teams for their diligent work in this negative and difficult health process.

Such serious duties have fallen on local governments during these difficult days, including our country. We still continue to give important exams regarding the struggle with epidemic disease.I congratulate once again all the municipalities that continued their service without interruption.We will attach great importance to coordination and cooperation between municipalities within the scope of the activities we aim to present in the coming period as Trakyakent Municipalities Union.

I would like to underline that we will have very useful touches to all the municipalities that are members of our union with the understanding of new generation municipality, which has been kneaded with tradition

We aim to make important contributions to the management visions of our local administrations through our national and international cooperation. Distinguished mayors and councilors,we all welcome you again with the hope that the days we miss and the days with low distances are close.’’

VOTING WAS MADE FOR CHANGE IN THE NAME OF THE UNION

The agenda items were discussed at the General Assembly of the Union of East-West Thrace Municipalities.The Activity Report of the Association including the activities of 2019 has been voted and final accounts of 2019 have been discussed and resolved.

The name of the Union, “East-West Thrace Municipalities Union TRAKYAKENT”, was simplified and designated as “TRAKYA MUNICIPALITY ASSOCIATION” and was accepted in the council as another agenda item.

TRAKYA BELEDİYELER BİRLİĞİ YENİ YÖNETİM KURULU ÜYELERİ VE PLAN BÜTÇE KOMİSYONU ÜYELERİ BELİRLENDİ.

Committee Members and Plan Budget Committee Members were also elected by secret ballot at the meeting.

The election results are as follows;

1-Özgen ERKİŞ - Mayor of Saray

2- Ertuğrul ÇAMLICA - Mayor of Büyükkarıştıran

3-Yasemin ÇOLAKOĞLU - Municipal Council Member of Şarköy

4-Coşkun TANIŞ - Municipality Council Member of Büyükçekmece

Plan Budget Committee Members:

1-Serdar ÜRKMEZ- Council Member of Çerkezköy Municipality

2- Feyzullah YORULMAZ- Council Member of Kapaklı Municipality

3- Nejdet PULAT- Council Member of Kavaklı Municipality

4- Bahattin ÇAVDAR- Council Member of Marmaraereğlisi Municipality

5- Cengiz ARDA- Council Member of VizeMunicipality

KARAHALİL MUNICIPALITY HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE UNION

Membership request of Karahalil Municipality, which is affiliated to Kırklareli-Babaeski District, was accepted unanimously by the council members.

SERVICE DOES NOT HAVE POLITICS

President of the Union and the Mayor of Tekirdağ Metropolitan Municipality, Kadir ALBAYRAKexpressed his best wishes toKarahalil Mayor Aykut YAKUT and the members of the elected council.Albayrak also said that: ‘’ We, as the management of Trakyakent Municipalities Union, will continue to provide service to all member municipalities at an equal distance in all matters, acting with the logic of "Service Does Not Have Politics". ALBAYRAK completed his speechby wishing good luck to the mayors elected as members of the Board of Directors and the Plan-Budget commission at the council meeting. He also thanked all members for their interest and participation in the meeting.

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