Board members

for and by student tenants of DUWO
Alexander de Jong

Chairman

As chairman of Tenants’ Association De Eerste Kamer, I am the face of the association and the first contact point for all external parties, from student caretakers to the Municipality of The Hague. In addition, I ensure that its board continues to function actively, effectively and with integrity. I am no stranger to the tenants’ association – as board member Local affairs, I was responsible for the local relations of the association.

Floortje de la Fosse

Secretary

As secretary, I am responsible for keeping the records and making reports. I am also the primary contact for tenants, and I make sure that your email or app is answered as soon as possible. In addition, I work on optimizing the local tenant participation. I find it important that the the voices of DUWO-tenants are being heard in a righteous way.

Kimber Miedema

Treasurer + PR

As treasurer, I am responsible for the financial affairs of the association. So my task includes making sure that the money of the association is spent correctly. Besides the financial affairs, I am also responsible for the promotion of De Eerste Kamer, so all 4000+ tenants know how to find us. I keep our members informed by updates via our social media, website and newsletter. It is important that the voices of all tenants are heard.

Luc Vorsteveld

Portfolio holder

As Portfolio holder, it is my main duty to represent our members externally. My most important task in achieving this is writing solicited and unsolicited advice on DUWO’s policies. I also strive to voice the members’ interests in meetings with DUWO, other tenants’ associations, the municipality and other cooperation partners. I find it important that De Eerste Kamer represents its members properly. As portfolio holder housing, service, and diversity, I will aim to further the interests of DUWO’s tenants in The Hague on multiple fronts.

Gunnar Koehler

Portfolio holder

As Portfolio holder, I am responsible for the local relations of the association, optimizing the local tenant participation, and improving local safety. I maintain the contact between DUWO, De Eerste Kamer and the tenants. When tenants need assistance, I am at their service. With my administrative knowledge and untiring devotion, I ensure that tenants get what they are entitled to and that their voices are heard. In addition, I support Luc in monitoring the service of DUWO and striving for affordable student housing.

From now on, De Eerste Kamer works with portfolios. The portfolios include the most important themes for tenanta’ of The Hague and are dealt with both in policy terms (central) and in practical terms (local).

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Van der Knaap Wonen

De Eerste Kamer is professionally supported by Van der Knaap Wonen. The board sees added value in having a permanent legal advisor to strengthen its position in relation to DUWO, both on a local and on an overall level, as de Eerste Kamer works together with the other associations of Leiden, Delft, Amstelveen and Amsterdam. The advisor advises on cooperation with DUWO and provides feedback on proposals. At the request of the board, the advisor can also form or lead larger projects that strengthen De Eerste Kamer.

Erik-Jan van der Knaap

Advisor

As an external advisor, it is my duty to support and advise tenants’ association De Eerste Kamer professionally and with expertise in order to enable it to make the best possible decisions regarding DUWO’s policy. In addition, I contribute to the professionalisation of the work processes and the coaching of (new) board members.

Alumni

Lara Kaptein

treasurer
september 2019

april 2021

chairman
april 2021
july 2021

Koray Mutlu

board member
external affairs

september 2019

july 2021

Marijn Jansen

board member
local affairs
and co-founder

april 2017
june 2018


chairman
june 2018
april 2021

Amy van Saane

secretary
september 2018

september 2019

Jeroen Hoebert

treasurer
september 2018

september 2019

Jelyn Stegewans

board member
external affairs

september 2018

september 2019

Jitse Brouwer

co-founder
april 2017

juni 2018

Simone de Canne

board member
external affairs

april 2017

april 2018