On 23 July, Ada Colau, the Mayor of Barcelona, was named President of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB) for the 2015-2019 term of office by the Metropolitan Council, consisting of 36 mayors. Colau is the first woman president of the AMB. A week later, the Extraordinary Metropolitan Council approved the appointment of representatives on the various bodies of the AMB, among them the appointment of Ada Colau as its representative at the METROPOLIS General Assembly.
The various positions of the AMB on the METROPOLIS Board of Directors that are currently vacant and are held by the city of Barcelona will be decided during the first fortnight in September. The posts to be filled are: one of the five co-presidencies and the President of the METROPOLIS Women International Network.
The AMB holds one of the five co-presidencies on the METROPOLIS Board of Directors and plays an important part in the life of the association as it was a founder member of METROPOLIS.
We would like to thank Xavier Trias for his work over the years he presided over the AMB and would like to congratulate Ada Colau and wish her every success as she assumes her new responsibilities.