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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Mayor Broome Forms International Relations Commission

BATON ROUGE, LA — September 14, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the re-establishment of the Mayor’s International Relations Commission. The purpose of the Commission is to create and maintain relationships with Baton Rouge’s international community, foreign partners, and global constituents and to increase residents’ awareness of the parish's global connections. Commission members consist of multi-lingual volunteers from the Baton Rouge area.


Mayor Broome has charged the Mayor’s International Relations Commission with raising the global profile of the city of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge through various initiatives, events, and programs. The commission will work collaboratively to promote international economic development opportunities to spur business growth and encourage foreign investment by positioning the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge as a great place to do business.


“The commission will work to develop and foster relationships with Baton Rouge’s international community," said Mayor Broome. “By welcoming and joining forces with our international partners, we can expand the global footprint of our city.”


Commission members include:

  • Funmilayo D. Adedeji
  • Meena Ajmera
  • Warner Anderson
  • Danielle Canedo-Davis
  • Monique Franks
  • John Hu
  • Asayo Horiuchi Dvorak
  • Shahed Khan
  • Felipe E. Martinez
  • Monika Olivier
  • Babeth Schlegel
  • Yao Zeng


The Mayor’s International Relations Commission will meet on Tuesday, September 18, at 2:00 p.m. at City Hall, and will be joined by guests Larry Collins, Director of International Relations for Louisiana Economic Development; Donnie Miller, Director of Business Development for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber; and Paul Arrigo, Executive Director for Visit Baton Rouge.

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