The founders of “Koknese foundation” are 14 individuals and the municipal government of Koknese.

Ainārs Bambals, historian

Andris Freibergs, ​stenographer

Sandra Kalniete,Europian Parliament deputy

Jānis Kukainis, former Chairman of the Board of PBLA

Kokneses pašvaldība, represented by Mayor Dainis Vingris and Vice Mayor Māris Reinbergs

Imants Lancmanis, Director of "Rundales Palace" museum

​Valdis Lokenbahs, Chairman of the Board of SIA "Lattelecom Technology"

Ilmārs Mežs, Demographer

Valters Nollendorfs, Director of "Museum of the Occupation of Latvia” (1940-1991)

Baiba A. Rubesa, Chairman of the Board of AS "RD Rail"

Jānis Stradiņš, Academician

Rudīte Vīksne, Historian

Marta Vītola, Member of the Board of the "Vitolu Foundation"

Vilis Vītols, Member of the Board of the "Vitolu Foundation"

Māra Zālīte, Poet and author



Council passes meetings once every three months. Council discusses all subjects in regards to The Garden of Destiny vision, idea, activities and others.


Vilis Vītols

Chairman of the Board

Dainis Vingris

Deputy Chairman

Guntis Belēvičs

Member of the Board

Sandra Kalniete

Member of the Board

Māris Reinbergs

Member of the Board

prof. Jānis Stradiņš

Member of the Board

Marta Vītola

Member of the Board

Māra Zālīte

Member of the Board