Ko Wierenga

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Ko Wierenga
Wierenga in 2007
Mayor of Enschede
In office
September 1977 – April 1994
Preceded byAuke Johannes Vleer
Succeeded byJan Mans
Personal details
BornMarch 6, 1933
Borger, Netherlands
DiedSeptember 21, 2013
Enschede, Netherlands
Political partyLabour Party (PvdA)

Heiko "Ko" Wierenga (March 6, 1933 – September 21, 2013) was a Dutch politician and member of the Labour Party (PvdA). He served as the Mayor of the municipality of Enschede from September 1977 until April 1994.[1] Under Wierenga, artwork by Joop Hekman [nl], called Het ei van Ko [nl], was installed near Enschede's town hall in 1984.[2]

Prior to becoming Mayor, Wierenga served in the House of Representatives from 1967 to 1977.[3] He then worked for the Centraal Bureau voor de Arbeidsvoorziening as leaving the mayor's office in 1994.[2]

Wierenga was honored as a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion on April 29, 1987.[4]

Ko Wierenga died on September 21, 2013, at the age of 80.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Oud-burgemeester Ko Wierenga van Enschede overleden". De Twentsche Courant Tubantia. 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  2. ^ a b "Oud-burgemeester Ko Wierenga overleden". TV Enschede FM. 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  3. ^ "PvdA-politicus Wierenga overleden". Nederlandse Omroep Stichting. 2013-09-23. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  4. ^ "H. (Ko) Wierenga". States-General of the Netherlands. Retrieved 2013-10-04.

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