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The World Affairs Council of Oregon Welcomes to Portland Eight Mayors from Korea

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The World Affairs Council of Oregon Welcomes to Portland Eight Mayors from Korea through the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State

Contact: Clare Matthias
Communications Coordinator
World Affairs Council of Oregon
tel: 503-306-5268
clareatworldoregon [dot] org

 

Media Alert

The World Affairs Council of Oregon Welcomes to Portland
Eight Mayors from Korea through the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State

The Korean delegation will meet with representatives from local organizations and lay a wreath at the Oregon Korean War Memorial in Wilsonville

April 15, 2015, Portland, OreMayors from eight municipalities in the Republic of Korea will be in the Portland area from Thursday, April 16 through Friday, April 17 and will visit local organizations, government representatives, and corporations including Mayor Charlie Hales, Commissioner Amanda Fritz, the Port of Portland, and Nike. Oregon is one of three stops on the delegation’s U.S. Department of State-sponsored professional development program, including Washington D.C. and Hawaii, and the only stop on the U.S. West Coast.

The group—visiting through the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program—will be here to explore the diversity of U.S. local government systems, the relationship between local and state/federal governments, international trade, and recent trends in the U.S./Korea alliance.

On Thursday morning, April 16  the delegation will lay a wreath at the Oregon Korean War Memorial in Wilsonville between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. Members of the press are invited to attend this public ceremony.

Photography and meetings with the press will also be allowed at other events on the delegation’s itinerary.Members of the media may request information about specific engagements on the itinerary by contacting:
Amy Barss, Director of International Visitors and Training Programs
World Affairs Council of Oregon
(503) 306-5291
amyatworldoregon [dot] org

List of visiting mayors and officials from the Republic of Korea, April 16-17 2015:

-Mr. Choong Hoon CHO

Mayor, Suncheon City Government

-Mr. Youn Kil CHO

Mayor, Ongjin County 

-Mr. Dae Hoon KWAK

Mayor, Dalseo-gu Ward, Daegu Metropolitan City

-Dr. Gunsik LEE

Mayor, Gimje City

-Dr. Yoochin NAM

Mayor, Gumi City

-Mr. Byeongchong PARK

Mayor, Goheung County

-Mr. Sung Min PARK

Mayor, Jung-gu Ward, Ulsan Metropolitan City

-Mr. Kwang Woon SONG

Mayor, Buk-gu Ward Government, Gwangju Metropolitan City

-Mr. Youngsun KANG

Secretary General, National Association of Mayors

 

THE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF OREGON
The World Affairs Council of Oregon is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to broadening public understanding of international affairs and connecting Oregonians to the world .www.worldoregon.org



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