Johanna Rolland is the first woman mayor of Nantes


Johanna Rolland is a successful French politician and the current mayor of Nantes who has been holding this position since 2014.

By becoming mayor of Nantes, she has also become the first woman mayor of Nantes and one of only six female mayors of French cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants. Nantes is the sixth-largest city in France, with a population of 303,382 and a metropolitan area of nearly 950,000 inhabitants.

She was elected for the Nantes city Council in 2008 as deputy mayor for education and youth. In 2011, Johanna Rolland was elected for the department council after which she became first deputy mayor in 2012 when Jean-Marc Ayrault became Prime Minister.

As a successful politician, mayor of Nantes has managed to make the city a better place for the citizens. She also serves as president of both the Nantes Métropole and the Metropolitan Center of Nantes, Saint-Nazaire.

Her mission as a mayor is to transform Nantes into a city that represents one of the creative and imaginative laboratories. Furthermore, she deeply cares about the ecology and is very serious about the ecological transition of the city.

Mayor of Nantes has also made a commitment for 50% of social housing units in Nantes to become heated with renewable energy in order to make the city a greener and more eco-friendly one. 

Since winning the mayoral election in 2014, Johanna focuses on involving inhabitants of Nantes in many projects and she has made citizen dialogue the cornerstone of action. 

By focusing on the intelligence and strength of collective action, she aims to tangibly improve public policies and urban processes through citizen-driven innovation. 

During her mayoral term, she has also developed a very rich and diversified innovative ecosystem, and an inspiring environment for citizens and new talents coming from France and all Europe.

Johanna Rolland is a driven mayor and her vision is to make the city of Nantes greener and a more united city in which the citizens will have a much better quality of life. (photo credit: Nantes official website)