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

Ainārs Bambals, historian

Andris Freibergs, ​stenographer

Sandra Kalniete, European Parliamentarian

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, Academic

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 holds three-monthly meetings where all subjects regarding the Garden of Destiny, its vision, ideas, activities and other plans are discussed.


Vilis Vītols

Chairman of the Board

Dainis Vingris

Deputy Chairman

Guntis Belēvičs

Board Member

Sandra Kalniete

Board Member

Māris Reinbergs

Board Member

prof. Jānis Stradiņš

Board Member

Marta Vītola

Board Member

Māra Zālīte

Board Member

Andris Jaunsleinis

Board Member