Both New York and Utrecht have a new mayor starting their office on January 1st, 2014. For New York this is the Democrat Bill de Blasio, for Utrecht the liberal democrat Jan van Zanen. Jan van Zanen has lived in Utrecht for a long time and he is considered someone with great communication and managing skills. Before Utrecht, he was mayor in Amstelveen. We sure hope Jan is going to welcome us personally in Utrecht City Hall, at the welcome reception of ISHS2014 on Tuesday, July 8th.