In gratitude for his commitment and energy with which he guided VvE De Verdwenen Brug to a sustainable future, Marcel van Loon received a Chapeau pin on Monday, Feb. 5. District alderman Palenstein Ronald Weerwag and alderman Energy Transition Bouke Velzen presented this token of appreciation at the apartment building under construction.

For homes built in the 60s and 70s there is a huge task in terms of major maintenance and preservation. Also in Zoetermeer. A task that is complicated for many owners and especially for VvEs. "Under the leadership of chairman Marcel van Loon, VvE De Verdwenen Brug has shown how a smart combination of national subsidies and financing options can make this task feasible and affordable," said Alderman Velzen.

The approach of De Verdwenen Brug is considered an example for VvEs in Zoetermeer and nationally. Alderman Weerwag: "Under Marcel's leadership, this has been a pioneer in national VvE-land since 2017 and numerous hurdles have been overcome. In addition, Marcel van Loon has been a member of the neighborhood prevention team Wijk en agent Samen in Palenstein since 2009. Reason enough to put him in the limelight."

The Chapeau Medal is an initiative of the municipality of Zoetermeer. With this gesture, the municipality expresses its appreciation for people who dedicate themselves to the quality of life in the neighborhood.

Marcel van Loon receives the Chapeau Medal for his commitment and energy with which he guided VvE De Verdwenen Brug to a sustainable future. Photo: Patricia Munster