The picture on the wall behind the mayor’s desk was chosen with care by jens korn. A float hangs with all its body weight on the bar of its float hook. The scene is intended as a reminder that "I have to put my heart and soul into my office", says korn. For the past year, the 42-year-old has been mayor of wallenfels. He spoke to frankischer tag about demographic change, family lunches and what you can learn from markus soder.
The picture behind the desk is one of three rough-format photographs from the 1930s that the new mayor has hung in his office. All show scenes of wallenfels floats on the main near wurzburg. The one where a whole squad struggles to keep a plane on course calls for teamwork: "even a mayor can’t do anything on his own." The last one shows flober balancing on tree trunks that clearly divide the image diagonally. Having just as clearly structured content should be good for a mayor, too, says korn.
Mr. Korn, until a year ago you wanted to be mayor. Can you still understand that?
Jens korn: more than ever before. I enjoy this task very much.