Québec Government Representative in Atlanta Joane Boyer, accompanied by the Dean of the Consular Corps of Georgia and Consul General of Switzerland, Claudio Leoncavallo, received a special mention in Atlanta in conjunction with the French fact.
As representatives of the Francophonie Committee, they received a special invitation from the City Council and were presented with an official Proclamation in recognition of the important contribution of the Francophone community to Atlanta’s economy and cultural life.
Ms. Boyer took the opportunity to underscore the important ties that unite Québec and the state of Georgia.
The ceremony took place at Atlanta City Hall in the presence of Council members and a large gathering. Tribute was also paid to the Annual Francophonie Festival, which is in its 14th edition this year.
Signed by sixteen Council members, the Proclamation declares that Atlanta’s Francophone community as well as companies from Francophone countries that have established operations in Georgia have created 30,000 jobs in the state. Additionally, 46,000 students at all levels study French in Georgia each year.
Defending and promoting Québec’s interests
The Québec Government Office in Atlanta opened in 1977 in response to the southern U.S. region’s dynamic growth. Its mandate is to develop and promote economic, political and institutional ties with the eleven-state area as well as to defend and promote Québec’s interests.
The Office’s political, public and institutional affairs initiatives include developing mutually beneficial relations in the tourism and cultural sectors, primarily with respect to Francophone and Francophile communities.
Québec Government Office in Atlanta
Québec ‒ U.S. relations (French-speaking America)