Jörg Lutz (born 10. Mai 1963 in Calw, Germany) is an independent (cross-bench) politician and was mayor of the borough of Grenzach-Wyhlen from 1999. On the 20th of July 2014 he was elected to mayor of the town of Lörrach in southern Germany. He officially took office on the 1st of October 2014.
Life and Work
After finishing school at the Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium Leonberg he performed community service from 1982 until 1984 in Leonberg hospital. From 1984 until 1989 he studied law at the University of Freiburg followed by an internship at the Oberlandesgericht Stuttgart. He also worked in a law firm in San Francisco.
From 1993 to 1995 Herr Lutz was legal counsel to the administration and local authority supervision at the Loerrach District Office. After a period of parental leave he was Commissioner for Social Affairs for the Loerrach area. In 1999 he was elected as mayor of the community of Grenzach-Wyhlen and in 2007 was re-elected. In 2009 he was awarded the Theodor-Heuss-Medaille for exemplary civil dialogue.
When the incumbent mayor of Loerrach, Gudrun Heute-Bluhm, resigned at the beginning of 2014 Jörg Lutz offered himself for election, together with four other candidates. In the first round of the election on the 6th of July Joerg Lutz gained 40.9% and in the second round he was elected as mayor with 64,4 % of the votes. He started as Mayor of Lörrach on the 1. October 2014.
Joerg Lutz is married and has two daughters.
- Member of the Council of Loerrach Rural District (Landkreises Lörrach)
- Member of the Directorate of the Trinational Eurodistrict Basle (Trinationalen Eurodistrict Basel ,TEB)
- Member of the Finance Committee of the Baden- Wuerttemberg District Council (Gemeindetag Baden-Württemberg)
- Honorary Judge of the Loerrach Industrial Tribunal (Arbeitsgericht Lörrach)
- Member of the Supervisory Board of the Regional Transport Network Loerrach ( Regio Verkehrsverbund Lörrach , RVL)
- Member of the Advisory board Mitglied of the Communal Information Service Baden-Franken ( Kommunalen Informationsverarbeitung Baden-Franken, KIVBF)
- Deputy head of the governing body of the Sparkasse Markgräflerland
- Head oft he Board of the Whylen Cooperative Building Society
- Member oft he Board oft he German Red Cross, Grenzach-Wyhlen section ( Deutschen Roten Kreuz)
- 2009: Theodor-Heuss-Medaille