Ton Van Helvoort’s working career started as a social (community) worker after finishing his bachelor social studies. After a few years he became more and more interested in policy making. He studied welfare policy with economics, management and law topics. That was also the beginning of his career at local governments. Mostly as a policy advisor in education and welfare. He currently is community manager in a several districts of the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. His main task is to increase the liveability in the districts he works in. Liveability in social, physical and safety matters.