International Cultural Educational Association (ICEA) welcomes Open World delegation in accountable governance from Georgia. The delegation consists of five professionals accompanied by a bicultural facilitator, and a bilingual interpreter:
Chkhikvishvili, Marika, Deputy Head, Georgian Dream Faction at Ozurgeti Local Council (Sakrebulo); Janashia, Ana, Founder and Journalist, Online Media Outlet “Kutaisipost.ge; Verulidze, Lela, Member of Municipality Council, Deputy of Gender Equality Council, Kobuleti Municipality Council; Surmava, Levan, Head of “Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia” faction in Martvili City Council, Martvili Municipality (Sakrebulo); Dimitradze, Jumber, Head of the Khulo Local Council Khulo Municipality (Sakrebulo). Accompanying them will be Museridze, Tinatin (Tika), Facilitator, and Ani Chkhikvadze, Interpreter.
In Chicago and Palatine, Schaumburg, Long Grove and Round Lake the delegates will examine various Programs & Initiatives: The Chicago City Key, Environment and Sustainability, Health & Wellness, Municipal Marketing, Safety, Transportation, Transparency, Housing, Consumer Protection, Education. Highlights of the delegates’ program include meetings with: representatives of Chicago Mayor’s Office, Department of Planning and Development (DPD), City of Chicago, Department of Public Health, City of Chicago, Chicago Sister Cities International, Anna M. Valencia, City Clerk of Chicago, Margaret R. Duer, Village of Palatine Clerk, Crime Prevention Officers (Palatine Police); Schaumburg Public Library, Schaumburg programs for seniors, persons with disabilities; Round Lake Area Park District and observe Schaumberg Village Board Meeting.
Home stays will allow the delegates to experience American family life. They will also take part in several cultural and community activities, like: a Long Grove community Fest, the Meetings with newly established Georgian business, Young professional soccer and volleyball players, and attending sightseeing tours about Chicago, listening to live jazz music and admiring the treasures of the Chicago Art Museum.