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Meeting Nir

Meeting Nir

Nir Crystal, 46 is married to Adi and is a father of 3 daughters – Maayan, 17 and Hila and Ronny, twins aged 14, all studying in Ra’anana schools. They are all active in the scouts (“Tzofim”).

Nir holds a BA and MBA, both achieved cum laude, specializing in marketing and human resource management.

Nir completed a Director’s training course held by The Israeli Center of Management, a course for Empowering Electives in the Local Sphere by the Local Government Institute of the 

Tel Aviv University and Berl Katzanelson Fund, and has qualifications to act in mediation and conflict resolution, and in  communications, spokesmanship and public relations.

Nir is fluent in Hebrew, English and French.

For leisure Nir enjoys kayaking and riding his bicycle. This makes him especially keen to have a comprehensive network of cycling tracks in Ra’anana. Nir loves nature and is proud that we are one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Nir is enthusiastic for Ra’anana to regain its position as the leading city in all fields.

Nir Crystal, 46 is married to Adi and is a father of 3 daughters – Maayan, 17 and Hila and Ronny, twins aged 14, all studying in Ra’anana schools. They are all active in the scouts (“Tzofim”).

Nir holds a BA and MBA, both achieved cum laude, specializing in marketing and human resource management.

Nir completed a Director’s training course held by The Israeli Center of Management, a course for Empowering Electives in the Local Sphere by the Local Government Institute of the Tel Aviv University and Berl Katzanelson Fund, and has qualifications to act in mediation and conflict resolution, and in  communications, spokesmanship and public relations.

Professional experience
18 years of management

During his military service, Nir, a Captain in the Reserve Forces, founded the Human Resources Planning Unit in the Teleprocessing Corps.

He headed the Marketing and Customer Support of Clalit Health Services in the Dan Region and Petach Tikva as well as the marketing of Clalit’s medical insurance.  He acted as Vice President of the Herzliya medical Center.

In order to focus on his campaign for mayorship, Nir resigned on June from being Tzamal Biopharma’s Vice President for the last 9 years. These are words written by Nir to his colleagues, fellow workers and vendors: “I choose to end 18 years of serving the public in the field of medicine and public health in order to accomplish my life’s mission to lead Ra’anana as Mayor. I deeply believe that the time has come for our generation to lead and set the future of our children”.

During his military service, Nir, a Captain in the Reserve Forces, founded the Human Resources Planning Unit in the Teleprocessing Corps.

He headed the Marketing and Customer Support of Clalit Health Services in the Dan Region and Petach Tikva as well as the marketing of Clalit’s medical insurance.  He acted as Vice President of the Herzliya medical Center.

In order to focus on his campaign for mayorship, Nir resigned on June from being Tzamal Biopharma’s Vice President for the last 9 years. These are words written by Nir to his colleagues, fellow workers and vendors: “I choose to end 18 years of serving the public in the field of medicine and public health in order to accomplish my life’s mission to lead Ra’anana as Mayor. I deeply believe that the time has come for our generation to lead and set the future of our children”.

Public experience – 32 years of service

Public experience
32 years of service

Nir brings 32 years of experience in diverse public activities.

He headed the adult volunteer unit of the Fire Brigade in Tel Aviv.

8 years ago, Nir Initiated Ra’anana Parents’ Patrol. The Patrol is a sub-unit of Ra’anana’s civil defense unit. Its members have the rights given to volunteering policemen. It handles the security and safety of the youth in Ra’anana with an emphasis on discouraging the use of alcohol and smoking and the enhancement of safety for bicycle riders. This Patrol acts as a role model for equivalent patrols all over the country.

As a member of the Ra’anana City Council, representing the opposition, Nir is a member of 9 committees.

Nir has initiated many projects for the benefit of Ra’anana residents.

Together with the Israeli Postal Service, Nir created a revolutionary improvement to the local postal service. 
He fought the sewage levy that was imposed on the Ra’anana’s residents, saving them ILS 12.5 million (about ILS 640 per family).

 

After many accidents at the Ben Gurion/ 531 interchange, Nir battled until the National Roads Company of Israel agreed to erect an additional traffic light in July 2018.

Nir supported the struggle of the disabled by signing up 15,000 people in favor of raising their government subsidies.

He was Ra’anana’s representative in the negotiations to prevent moving the Herzliya airport to the north of Lev HaPark and Kiriat Sharet. Such a move would have adversely impacted the quality of life of the residents of these neighborhoods.

For the last 4 years Nir has led the “transparency struggle” in the council. He   has demanded 4 times that Ra’anana’s Council meetings be streamed and presented on the municipality’s website. This was recently approved enabling the public to view the meetings on line.

As the Chairman of the Wellness and Adoption Committees, Nir led various initiatives for the welfare of holocaust survivors as well as raising donations for the support of Bahad 7 soldiers and lone soldiers of “Benjy’s House”.

Nir brings 32 years of experience in diverse public activities.

He headed the adult volunteer unit of the Fire Brigade in Tel Aviv.

8 years ago, Nir Initiated Ra’anana Parents’ Patrol. The Patrol is a sub-unit of Ra’anana’s civil defense unit. Its members have the rights given to volunteering policemen. It handles the security and safety of the youth in Ra’anana with an emphasis on discouraging the use of alcohol and smoking and the enhancement of safety for bicycle riders. This Patrol acts as a role model for equivalent patrols all over the country.

As a member of the Ra’anana City Council, representing the opposition, Nir is a member of 9 committees.

Nir has initiated many projects for the benefit of Ra’anana residents.

Together with the Israeli Postal Service, Nir created a revolutionary improvement to the local postal service. 
He fought the sewage levy that was imposed on the Ra’anana’s residents, saving them ILS 12.5 million (about ILS 640 per family).

 

After many accidents at the Ben Gurion/ 531 interchange, Nir battled until the National Roads Company of Israel agreed to erect an additional traffic light in July 2018.

Nir supported the struggle of the disabled by signing up 15,000 people in favor of raising their government subsidies.

He was Ra’anana’s representative in the negotiations to prevent moving the Herzliya airport to the north of Lev HaPark and Kiriat Sharet. Such a move would have adversely impacted the quality of life of the residents of these neighborhoods.

For the last 4 years Nir has led the “transparency struggle” in the council. He   has demanded 4 times that Ra’anana’s Council meetings be streamed and presented on the municipality’s website. This was recently approved enabling the public to view the meetings on line.

As the Chairman of the Wellness and Adoption Committees, Nir led various initiatives for the welfare of holocaust survivors as well as raising donations for the support of Bahad 7 soldiers and lone soldiers of “Benjy’s House”.