Yael German is the current mayor of Herzliya, Israel since 1998. German is the first female mayor in Herzliya and one of the few women who have served as mayors of Israeli cities.
Yael German has a bachelor's degree in general history from Tel Aviv University. She is married and has two children, and has been a citizen of Herzliya since 1979.
In 1993 she became a member of the municipal council of Herzliya from the Meretz party. In 1998 she was elected to be the mayor of the city, and in 2003 she was elected for a second term when 56% of the citizens voted for her.
Since she has been mayor she has fought the "Cellular Companies Forum" which wanted to increase the number of cellular antennas in the city. Eventually, her fight succeeded when the "Knesset" (the Israeli parliament) made the "Cellular Antenna Law".