Shmuel Rifman Associate Member of the Board of Governors

Shmuel Rifman has been Mayor of the Ramat Hanegev Regional Council since 1991, as well as chairman of various organizations including the Israel Regional Councils Center, the Control Committee of Mif'al HaPayis (National Lottery), the Negev Development Authority, and the Ramat Hanegev Local Planning & Building Committee. He has received multiple awards, including the Jerusalem Award in 2006 for contributions to Development and Settlement in the Negev, the Partner for Peace from the Institute for the Study of Middle East DU in Denver in 2007, and the Ben Gurion Negev Award from Ben Gurion University in 2007.  Mayor Rifman is an associate member of the Board of Governors.