Almost two decades in the executive chair

None of her three predecessors was in office longer than she was – and the social democrat Sabine Kudera had a major impact on the development of the still young community of Ottobrunn during her term of office from 1989 to 2007. Kudera, who was born in Hanover in 1942, is celebrating her 80th birthday this Tuesday and is also being honored by her successor Thomas Loderer (CSU), who made her an honorary citizen of the community, which was only founded in 1955, in 2017.

Sabine Kudera grew up in the Bergedorf district of Hamburg, graduated from high school and then studied sociology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and did her doctorate. In 1983 she was appointed to the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Neubiberg. Kudera became a member of the SPD as early as 1965, and she really made an appearance in local politics in 1989 when she was elected mayor of Ottobrunn, which was actually dominated by the CSU – as the first woman to hold this office after the town hall chiefs Anton Wild, Ferdinand Leiß and Horst Stähler. May, whom she defeated in the local elections. Kudera was re-elected twice – in 1995 and 2002 – but did not run again in the 2007 local elections.

During her tenure, according to her successor Thomas Loderer, important infrastructure projects such as the western bypass, the conversion of the Rosenheimer Landstraße or the new building of the Phönixbad, which burned down in 1996, fell. Kudera has also done a lot in the areas of childcare and drinking water supply as well as climate protection, her successor acknowledges – for example with the introduction of the energy saving support program, which set standards nationwide when climate protection was not yet on everyone’s lips.

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