On 26. May was not only european elections. In many communities in italy, such as in uggiate trevano, adelsdorf’s partner municipality, the mayors were also elected.
Fortunato turcato, 64, who was mayor from 1994 to 2004 and from 2009 until now and who signed the partnership with adelsdorf more than 20 years ago, was not allowed to run again after two terms of office, as is customary in italy. Rita lambrughi (67 years old), member of turcato’s "lista civica" (burgerliste), applied for the office of mayor a few months ago and has succeeded in it. With 55.14 percent of the votes, she outperformed her competitor evelina bernasconi (42 years old) from the list "insieme per uggiate trevano" (together for uggiate trevano), which got 40 percent of the votes.
Rita lambrughi has been known in adelsdorf for a long time, having served on the town council as a "champion of partnerships" very active. In 1998 she was present at the signing of the partnership in adelsdorf and since 2012 she is a regular guest in the german partner community.
Also since 2012 she was in charge of culture and education in the municipal council of uggiate trevano. The 67-year-old retired elementary school teacher explains: "for 37 years, i accompanied schoolchildren on their way to school with the support of their parents."
Joy in the partner communities
Their rough goal is now to continue some important projects in uggiate trevano with people who bring a lot of experience, but also with young people who dedicate themselves to the cause of the community with zeal, enthusiasm and rough-heartedness. All seven partner communities of uggiate trevano (halinga in estonia, pakruojis in lithuania, rypin in poland, rundale in latvia, tal pietà in malta, ruaudin in france and adelsdorf) are happy because the new mayor, together with her deputy fortunato turcato, wants to continue to cultivate the partnerships with great joy.
Mayor karsten fischkal () as well as the spokeswomen of the partnership committee, sophia and vera bretting, have already sent their congratulations to italy, also in the name of the entire municipality of adelsdorf, and are looking forward to seeing them again soon, be it in uggiate trevano or in adelsdorf.