Mayor Claus Pommer


Claus Pommer has been mayor of Hilden (non-party) since 01.11.2020. In the 2020 municipal election, he received around 62% of the votes in the first round.

As full-time mayor, Claus Pommer has a dual function. In addition to his function as chairman of the council and thus the highest political representative, he is also head of the city administration. In this capacity, he is the supervisor of the employees of the city of Hilden and chairman of the administrative board.

He manages and distributes the business of the current administration, prepares the decisions of the Council and carries them out under the control of the Council and in responsibility to it. In legal and administrative matters, he is the legal representative of the municipality and the supervisor of the civil servants and pay-scale employees working in the administration.

  • Short biography

    Claus Pommer was born in 1969 in Hilden, where he lives and works. He is married and has three sons.

    Sections of his career:

    • 1976 -1989

    School time in Hilden: Adolph-Kolping-Schule, Helmholtz-Gymnasium Hilden with graduation Abitur

    • 1989 – 1990

    Basic military service in Wuppertal and Hilden

    • 1990 – 1995

    Studied law at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster, first state law examination

    • 1995 – 1997

    Legal clerkship at the District Court of Wuppertal, Second State Examination in Law

    • 1997 – 1999

    Lawyer with Schäfer Wipprecht Schickert, Düsseldorf

    • 1999 – 2003

    Joined the fiscal administration of North Rhine-Westphalia, executive in various tax offices

    • 2003 – 2007

    Advisor for Bundesrat Affairs and Fiscal Equalization, Legal Advisor in the Ministry of Finance of North Rhine-Westphalia

    • 2007 – 2019

    Head of the Legal Department of the Ministry of Finance NRW

    • 2010 – 2016

    Professional doctorate in financial constitutional law at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Doctor of Laws (Dr. jur.)

    • 2019 – 2020

    Head of the Department for Basic Issues of the Participation Administration of the Ministry of Finance NRW

    • 2020 - today

    Mayor of the City of Hilden

  • Mayor's office hours

    Every Thursday from 17:00 to 18:00 the mayor's office hours take place. You can discuss your concerns with the mayor by prior appointment at 02103 / 72-1101.

  • Incidental income of the mayor

    As a measure to prevent corruption, the chief administrative officer (for Hilden: the mayor) is required by the North Rhine-Westphalia Anti-CorruptionAct (Korruptionsbekämpfungsgesetz) to report details of his or her supplementary income to the council once a year. In the interests of maximum transparency, the information is disclosed here to all interested parties. Information is also provided on sideline activities and income that are not covered by the disclosure requirement. This gives citizens a complete and unbiased picture.

    You can find the details of Mayor Dr. Claus Pommer's additional income in 2023 here.
    It is also customary in Hilden to publish the mayor's gross annual earnings without any legal obligation, but in the interests of maximum transparency: For the period from 01.01. to 31.12.2023, the gross annual earnings of Mayor Dr. Claus Pommer including additional income amounted to € 160,657.44.