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Khalid Zian - CPAS

President of the CPAS-OCMW (Public Welfare Centre).

Khalid Zian, 54 years old, is the father of three children. His parents left Morocco to settle in Brussels when he was two years old. Zian, graduate of Sociology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), engages in community life before being elected in 2000 as a municipal councilor in Ixelles. When he worked at the Cocof, he was also adviser to Fadila Laanan, Minister of Culture in the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. At the 2012 elections he was elected city councilor for the City of Brussels. Khalid Zian exercises his mandate with the spirit of the socialist militant he has been since 1988: resolutely focused on youth, a convinced layman and for the social emancipation.

The President of the Public Welfare Centre (CPAS or OCMW) is elected by secret ballot by and from the members of the Council for Social Welfare.

The President leads the activities of the CPAS. He is automatically the Chairman of the Permanent Bureau and the Special Committees. The chairman is responsible for the preliminary examination of the issues that must be submitted to the Council, the Permanent Bureau and the Special Committees. He calls meetings and makes the agendas.

Tasks CPAS president

He is charged with implementing the decisions of the Council, the Permanent Bureau and the Special Committees. He represents the CPAS in extrajudicial activities. Together with the secretary he signs the deliberations of the Council, the Permanent Bureau and the Special Committees and the publication of documents and correspondence from the CPAS.

Urgent cases

In urgent cases the President may grant the required emergency assistance. His decision must be ratified at the next meeting of the Board. When a homeless person asks for social assistance, the President has to give this aid. The Council must ratify this decision at the next meeting.

Meetings of the Board

The President attends the meetings of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, at his request or by invitation of the Mayor, to be heard on matters related to the CPAS.

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