Marja van der Tas

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M.A.J. (Marja) van der Tas (born 14 June 1958 in Alkmaar) is a Dutch politician and (former) management consultant. She is a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal (Christen-Democratisch Appèl). Since 1 February 2011 [1] she has been mayor of Steenwijkerland, which is a municipality in the very north of the province of Overijssel. From 1998 to 2006 she was an alderman of Apeldoorn, which is a major municipality in the province of Gelderland.

Van der Tas studied domestic science at Wageningen University and sociology of the Western world and Dutch law at Utrecht University. She worked in the field of public and senior housing and as an independent advisor for government and nonprofit organizations.

Marja van der Tas is married and has three children. She is a member of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN) and used to be president of a local church council in Apeldoorn.[2]


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