Daniel Rossellat, the current mayor of Nyon, throws his hat into the ring again, announcing this morning that he intends to run for mayor of Nyon in 2016. Known also as the organiser of the Paleo music festival, he has been the town’s mayor since 2009.
Born in 1953 in the town of Yverdon-les-Bains he grew up in Nyon’s countryside. After completing an apprenticeship in electrical engineering, he then studied at l’École d’ingénieurs de Genève. In addition, he worked as an intern journalist at the newspaper La Suisse before embarking on a career as a politician.
In a press release this morning he set out his plans for the municipality if he were to secure a further term as mayor.
Nyon, with a population of 19,700 has grown rapidly in recent years. In 1970 it had a population of 11,400 and in 2000 it had 16,200 inhabitants.
If elected he says he will take control of the town’s development in terms of housing, schools, sports facilities, cultural venues and tourism. He says he will also work to improve transport and to increase the diversity and vitality of the economy.