Alderman of Mobility and Public Works.
Bart Dhondt was born in Ostend on 15 April 1984. He is a Belgian politician, member of the Groen Party. Since 3 December 2018, he has been Alderman of Mobility and Public Works for the City of Brussels. He had, before that, already been a City Councilor during the previous legislature.
Bart Dhondt grows up in Ostend.
In 2006, he obtains a master's degree in economics at the University of Ghent. That same year marks his entry into politics. For the municipal elections of 2006, he decides, for the first time, to be a candidate on a green list in West Flanders, in Ostend.
After the municipal elections, Bart leaves for a 6 month internship in India.
On his return to Belgium in 2007, he affirms his commitment to the Groen political party during the 2007 electoral campaign. He becomes fully involved in Wouter De Vriendt's campaign by becoming his campaign manager. On 10 June 2007, Wouter De Vriendt is elected as Federal Member of the House of Representatives. Bart Dhondt joins his team as a collaborator in the Federal Parliament.
In 2009, Bart sees a turning point in his professional life. He leaves the team of Wouter De Vriendt to become Budget Coordinator at the Federal Public Service of Budget and Management Control.
From 2010 to 2012, he takes over the presidency of Groen's youth movement, Jong Groen. At the same time, he moves to the city centre of Brussels at the Saint-Géry quarter. He lives there for almost 10 years.
In 2012, he maintains his political commitment by running as a candidate for the Ecolo-Groen municipal list at the City of Brussels. On 14 October 2012, he is elected as City Councilor.
In 2013, Bart is seconded to work in the office of the Brussels Secretary of State, Bruno De Lille. There he acts as a General Policy Advisor.
From 2014 to 2017, he resumes his work within the Federal Public Service of Budget and Management Control.
In January 2017, Bart becomes financial director at the municipality of Watermael-Boisfort.
In 2018, for the municipal elections, he is a candidate on the Ecolo-Groen list of the City of Brussels. On 3 December 2018, he is sworn in as Alderman of Mobility and Public Works.
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