Deputy Mayor, City of Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Since May 2014, Mary-Ann Schreurs has been deputy mayor of the city of Eindhoven in charge of Design, Innovation, Culture and Sustainability. Mary-Ann Schreurs believes in design as an important engine for our economy and being just the right tool for defying big challenges of the city.
As the first Dutch deputy mayor in charge of design she therefore introduced design in local innovation policy. Her goal is to improve citizen’s lives by using the methodology of design thinking in co-creation with the citizens itself and other stakeholders in the city.