Former district administrator werner schnappauf still has a long way to go before he retires

former district administrator werner schnappauf still has a long way to go before he retires

Now living and working in berlin, werner schnappauf still has close ties to upper franconia and especially to "his" state kronach county. Many of his departures, as well as CSU members at the municipal, state and federal levels, were invited to his professional jubilee of "65 years of life and 35 years of work" followed.

The ceremony provided a framework for a series of speakers to thank the native of steinbach for his political work and his commitment, especially to his home region of upper franconia. This was acknowledged by federal economics minister peter altmaier, bavarian interior minister joachim herrmann, bundestag vice president and CSU district chairman hans-peter friedrich, as well as representatives of bank of america merill lynch and partners from the law firm graf von westphalen, for which schnappauf has been working since 2013.

Federal economics minister peter altmaier praised schnappauf’s outstanding commitment as a top representative of german industry and pointed out that at his suggestion, chancellor angela merkel had appointed werner schnappauf to the council for sustainable development. "The JU, CSU and the state of bavaria have a lot to thank you for", joachim herrmann praised the achievements of schnappauf, who had joined the state executive committee of the young union of bavaria 40 years ago and held the office of deputy state chairman of the young union of bavaria. From 1987, he was a member of the party’s executive committee and presidium for 25 years. From 1989 to 1998, he was a district administrator in kronach, before serving as bavarian state minister for regional development and environmental affairs until 2003. In 1999, he took over the chairmanship of the CSU district association of upper franconia. From the 21. September 2003 schnappauf was a member of the bavarian state parliament, from 14. October 2003 to 15. October 2007 state minister for the environment, health and consumer protection. His previous ministry was merged with the bavarian state ministry of health, food and consumer protection for this purpose. According to herrmann, it is noteworthy that schnappauf convened the JU’s working group on environment and energy as early as 1980, i.E. Even before the founding of the grun. For ten years, he had put his heart and soul into it and had already been concerned with climate protection and all the possibilities of reducing land consumption. "One of his core concerns has always been to promote well-understood sustainable progress and to use innovations and new technologies in such a way that they benefit the environment and nature", clarified the minister of the interior. Schnappauf has always tried to make people understand that this is not constructing a contradiction.

CSU district chairman hans-peter friedrich praised the jubilarian as a "very special upper franconian in the federal capital". He has been an exception at all stages of his professional life, including as the first CSU district administrator in kronach. He was appointed to stoiber’s cabinet without holding a seat in the state parliament, and as an environmental politician he managed to become the chief executive of a business association.

A "bridge builder

"You were always a bridge builder and a wanderer between worlds", wurdigte friedrich. In the face of all the structural upheavals in upper franconia’s industry, schnappauf was known as "the" man courageous and creative in upper franconia.

Schnappauf has not officially held a political office since 2007. Today, he is a senior adviser to the bank of america and a partner at the law firm graf von westphalen, whose representatives also praised schnappauf’s expertise and commitment. With his energetic support, the energy department at graf von westphalen had developed very well. The topic of energy transition in particular is playing an increasingly important role in consulting practice, with schnappauf as the "eagle minister" (11) function.

Steinbach’s mayor thomas loffler congratulated the honorary citizen werner schnappauf. District administrator klaus loffler and IHK vice president hans rebhan also thanked the former district administrator for still being available as a mediator for the district’s concerns in the federal capital.

Glowing, authentic, radiant – this is how schnappauf presented himself at the reception. Full of energy was for him the 65. He still has many professional tasks to tackle in his capacity as a lawyer and consultant. Schnappauf was grateful for how far the community and cohesion had brought him in his life. "You can’t do anything alone; everything is a joint effort", he stated.

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