Willem Stevens - Vooruit.brussels

Willem Stevens

Saint-Gilles is a lovely municipality and I find it very motivating to work together with municipal services and active residents to improve our municipality. Because, of course, things can be even better by continuing to listen to residents and by making good, sustainable and social choices.


Willem Stevens grew up in Willebroek, went to school there, played football and was also active in the local youth centre. His father worked in a wheelbarrow factory and his mother in the paper factory. By both working hard, they were able to give their son many opportunities and let him study at VUB. That's how he ended up in Brussels and at Vooruit.

Love and Brussels

Meanwhile, Willem has been living in Brussels for more than 20 years, where he also met the love of his life. Laura is a Brussels native, and like their 9-year-old daughter Julia, a multilingual Brusseler. In short, the Brussels mosaic is his home and he lost his heart to Saint-Gilles.

In 2000, Willem started as the first Dutch-speaking councillor of Saint-Gilles. Ten years later he became an alderman. Meanwhile, he has been in local politics for two decades, currently as alderman for Finance, Urban Renewal, Youth and Digital Strategy.


Willem’s focus is on improving the housing and living quality for all residents and giving space, opportunities and wings to young people so they can achieve their dreams. He loves local politics because he can be close to the people, work at concrete matters and achieve tangible results.

What makes you happy?

The renewed Place Marie Janson in Saint-Gilles

Your dearest possession?

My family and friends


Our people

Ans Persoons

State Secretary in the government of the Brussels-Capital Region

Dirk Lagast

President of the CPAS Council in Koekelberg