Torill Selsvold Nyborg

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Torill Selsvold Nyborg
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County Mayor of Hordaland
In office
Preceded by Gisle Handeland
Succeeded by Tom-Christer Nilsen
Personal details
Born (1952-02-23) 23 February 1952 (age 67)
Kvam, Hordaland, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Christian Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Geir Magnus Nyborg

Torill Selsvold Nyborg (born 23 February 1952) is a Norwegian nurse, missionary and politician for the Christian Democratic Party.

Norway Country in Northern Europe

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.

Christian Democratic Party (Norway) political party in Norway

The Christian Democratic Party, is a Christian-democratic political party in Norway founded in 1933. The Norwegian name literally translates to Christian People's Party, shortened KrF. The name may also be translated as "The People's Christian Party".

She was born in Kvam as a daughter of electrician Johannes Selsvold (1914–1997) and housewife Dorthea Selsvold (1922–1997). She took primary school in her native Ålvik and secondary school (lower and upper) in Øystese, graduating in 1970. She then attended a Red Cross nurse college for three years. She worked mainly as a nurse, first in Oslo from 1973 to 1977 before being a missionary in Arequipa from 1977 to 1982. She then moved to Fjell to become a nurse in 1983. [1]

Kvam Municipality in Hordaland, Norway

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Ålvik Village in Western Norway, Norway

Ålvik is a village in the municipality of Kvam in Hordaland county, Norway. The village "urban area" consists of the settlements of Ytre Ålvik og Indre Ålvik and Vikadal. The settlements are located on either side of a ridge with Vikadal in between. Indre Ålvik has been heavily industrialised since the early 1900s, when Bjølvefossen A/S was established. The village lies along the Ålvik bay on the northern shore of the Hardangerfjord. The 0.7-square-kilometre (170-acre) village has a population (2013) of 488, giving the village a population density of 697 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,810/sq mi). Ålvik Church is located in the village.

Øystese Village in Western Norway, Norway

Øystese is a village in the municipality of Kvam in Hordaland county, Norway. It is located along the Hardangerfjord about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) east of the municipal centre of Norheimsund. Norwegian County Road 7 passes through the village. The 1.89-square-kilometre (470-acre) village has a population (2012) of 1,881; giving the village a population density of 995 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,580/sq mi).

She was a deputy member of Fjell municipal council from 1987 to 1991, and elected member from 1991 to 1995. She served as deputy county mayor from 2001 to 2003, [1] and county mayor of Hordaland from 2003 to 2011. [2] [3] She chaired the countywide party chapter 20022006 and sat on the national party board. [1]

The 2003 county council election was held on Monday 15 September 2003 for all eighteen county councils in Norway. The election was held parallel to the municipal council election.

She also served as a deputy representative to the Parliament of Norway from Hordaland during the terms 19972001, 20012005 and 20052009. In October 2005 she briefly covered for Laila Dåvøy who was an outgoing member of Bondevik's Second Cabinet. In total Nyborg met during 27 days of parliamentary session. [1]

Hordaland County (fylke) of Norway

Hordaland is a county in Norway, bordering Sogn og Fjordane, Buskerud, Telemark, and Rogaland counties. Hordaland is the third largest county after Akershus and Oslo by population. The county government is the Hordaland County Municipality which is located in Bergen. Before 1972, the city of Bergen was its own separate county apart from Hordaland.

Laila Dåvøy Norwegian politician

Laila Dåvøy is a Norwegian nurse and politician for the Christian Democratic Party. She is a former member of the Norwegian parliament and a former Minister and leader of the Norwegian Nurses' Union.

Bondeviks Second Cabinet

Bondevik's Second Cabinet governed Norway between 19 October 2001 and 17 October 2005. It was led by Kjell Magne Bondevik and consisted of the Conservative Party, the Christian Democratic Party and the Liberal Party. It had the following composition:

Torill Selsvold Nyborg has been an eager spokesperson for a new regional level in the Government of Norway, and in 2005 she chaired Vestlandsrådet, an advisory political council for the four main counties in the region. She then accepted a visit from "pride minister" Øyvind Heitmann from Republic of Gulating, who is also promoting wider independence for Western Norway. She is also working to establish new railway lines in Hordaland, i.e. between Bergen and Norheimsund.

Republic of Gulating is an artistic project with serious political aims. On 4 June 2005 Western Norway was declared an independent state, "Republikken Gulating". This took place during a regional festival, "Kystfestivalen 61° Nord" in Gulen, north of the regional capital Bergen. The instigator behind the project, Øyvind Heitmann, was declared «pride minister» by Magnor Midtun, local historian, acting as president of the region in a Viking play, Hakonarspelet. The project wants to increase the independence of the region through political and cultural influence.

Western Norway Region of Norway

Western Norway is the region along the Atlantic coast of southern Norway. It consists of the counties Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane, and Møre og Romsdal. The region has a population of approximately 1.3 million people. The largest city is Bergen and the second-largest is Stavanger. Historically the regions of Agder, Vest-Telemark, Hallingdal, Valdres and northern parts of Gudbrandsdal have been included in Western Norway.

Outside politics she was employed as a lecturer in nursing at the Diakonissehjemmet University College in 1994. She has been a board member of Bergenshalvøens Kommunale Kraftselskap, chaired the supervisory council of Bergen International Festival and been a supervisory council member of Modum Bad. [1]

Bergenshalvøens Kommunale Kraftselskap branded as BKK is a Norwegian power company based in Bergen. BKK is owned by Statkraft (49.9%), Bergen municipality (37.8%) and 16 other municipalities between Sognefjorden and Hardangerfjorden. It performs production and distribution of electricity, while end-user sales is performed by Fjordkraft, that BKK owns along with Skagerak Energi. Annual production is 6.6 TWh produced at 29 hydroelectric power plants.

Bergen International Festival

Bergen International Festival is an annual international music and cultural festival in Bergen, Norway.

She is married to the media scholar Geir Magnus Nyborg. [4]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Torill Selsvold Nyborg" (in Norwegian). Storting . Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  2. Håkon Iversen (5 April 2011) Torill Selsvold Nyborg Archived 2013-10-14 at Retrieved 14 October 2013 ‹See Tfd› (in Norwegian)
  3. Eirik Langeland Fjeld (14 September 2011)Hordaland blir mørkeblå Bergensavisen . Retrieved 14 October 2013 ‹See Tfd› (in Norwegian)
  4. Dalehaug Norheim, Astrid. 2013. Gult, blått og grønt rundt bordet. Dagen (September 8).
Political offices
Preceded by
Gisle Handeland
County mayor of Hordaland
Succeeded by
Tom-Christer Nilsen