Status: 09.12.2023, 08:00 a.m.
By: Andreas Baar
New speaker: Anette Orth (center) replaced Ingrid Hauptmann (right). John-Christian Eilert (left) stopped as co-speaker, successor Katharina von Platen was not present. © Private
Penzberg - The Penzberg Green Party has a new leader: Anette Orth replaces Ingrid Hauptmann. Katharina von Platen succeeds John-Christian Eilert as co-spokesperson.
The Penzberg branch of the Greens has a new dual leadership. Anette Orth was unanimously elected as the new Spokesperson of the Board of Management at the Annual General Meeting. She replaces Ingrid Hauptmann. In addition, Katharina von Platen succeeded John-Christian Eilert as co-spokesperson.
Despite massive snowfall, a good dozen interested people had fought their way to the Green Party rally in the Penzberg Bürgerbahnhof on this Friday evening. In addition to reports, she expected an unscheduled election (The Penzberg Greens will elect their board again as planned in 2024). Ingrid Hauptmann, who was confirmed in office a year ago, resigned from her position as spokesperson of the board of the 30-member local association. The 66-year-old told the Rundschau that her "double burden" was the reason for the move. Hauptmann is also district treasurer of the Greens in Weilheim-Schongau.
Hauptmann looks back on a "colorful program" that the local chapter has put together in recent months. This ranged from regulars' tables to information evenings and the state election campaign. "The cooperation was super good."
Women's Talk Series Launched
Her successor Orth has been with the Greens for three years, until now she was the owner of the board. The 65-year-old has launched a moderated discussion series "Women among themselves". She wants to focus on the topic of climate. Among other things, a city rally is planned for the Oberland-wide "climate spring" in 2024.
She wants to continue the women's discussion evenings, and soon the topic of money will be discussed. Orth also wants to focus on "the socially weaker" and improve "the feeling of well-being in the city" in general.
Katharina von Platen is co-spokesperson
A new election also had to be held for the co-local spokesperson. John-Christian Eilert, who is also a city councillor, quit due to "the high time burden of his various offices", as Hauptmann reports. In addition, Eilert is to become parliamentary group spokesman (currently Kerstin Engel) in the city council from January, the Greens announce on their homepage. His successor as co-spokesperson is now Katharina von Platen. She has been a member of the city council and district council for the Greens since 2020.