speakingDear Friends!

As many of you all know, I was appointed by Her Excellency Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, in March 2009 and Commissioned as Honorary Consul General Republic of Liberia (HCG) in August 2009. I look forward to sharing with you some of our accomplishments, community activities, and awards with a particular focus on the University Consortium of Liberia (UCL) and the Government of Liberia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS). Please visit and share the website for those interested in visiting Liberia.

I also want to say a special thank-you to all of the staff, volunteers, and friends and of course my family for all of your support throughout the year. We look forward to your continued commitment to help in the “Uplifting” of Liberia, and we encourage you to join us on a future trade, medical, educational, faith and cultural mission trip to Liberia for a life-changing experience! Please feel free to contact my office for further information.

May God Bless You and Yours in 2014!

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Cynthia Lynn Blandford 
Honorary Consul General
Republic of Liberia
Consulate | Atlanta, Georgia

Cynthia Lynn Blandford was sworn in on August 31st, 2009 at the Atlanta World Trade Center located in downtown Atlanta,Georgia

 

 

Focusing on trade, education and economic development, Liberian Embassy in Washington recently profiled diplomatic partners in Atlanta. The Consulate office was established by Madame Cynthia Lynn Blandford, who was commissioned August 31, 2009 as Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Liberia in the state of Georgia. H.C.G. Blandford is Liberia’s first African American female Honorary Consul General.

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National Port Authority Managing Director Matilda Parker and Georgia Port Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz sign MOU, while Hon. Cynthia Blandford observes.

 

Pathways to Diplomacy Program at Morehouse College

On April 29, 2014, in Consulate News, by The Liberian Consulate

 

 

Morehouse College April 1, 2014

Morehouse College April 1, 2014

Honorable Consul General Cynthia Lynn Blandford was the invited guest for the Pathways to Diplomacy and Global Leadership program on April 1, 2014, on the campus of Morehouse College.  Mr. Hugh Williams, Diplomat in Residence was the instructor and Ms. Ashley Hamilton, Spelman College International Affairs Major and Intern in the Liberian Consulate Office invited the Consul General to speak on the “New Diplomat”.  The Consul General currently employs four Interns and two Fellows in the Liberian Consulate office in Atlanta this semester.

 

ATLANTA–Honorary Consul General Cynthia Blandford spearheads University Consortium program to bridge the educational gap for Liberia. SSU is an institutional member of the University Consortium for Liberia (UCL), an organization founded by the honorary counsel general for the Republic of Liberia, Cynthia L. Blandford, and the Liberian Embassy in the United States. The purpose of the UCL is to institutionalize a framework through which U.S.-based colleges, universities and other academic-related organizations involved in Liberia.  UCL Program and Savannah State University

 

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf  welcomes Savannah State University Delegation.
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf welcomes Savannah State University Delegation.

 

 

The Honorary Consulate General Republic of Liberia and President and CEO of Global Strategies for Good, LLC, the Honorable Cynthia Lynn Blandford and Ameila Ross-Hammond, Ph.D., Distinguished Faculty & Professor of Music; Director, Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Campus Liaison, Norfolk State University, co-hosted an 8-day Service-Learning program in Liberia where Norfolk State students read to students at J.W. Pearson Elementary school, delivered much needed school supplies, traveled to the beautiful city of Robertsport to meet with the Superintendent of Grand Cape Mount County to discuss the eco-tourism and planted a vegetable garden with students at Senje Technical School.   The delegation also had the opportunity to meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the USAID Country Director, Minister of Education and other key officials, tour the City of Monrovia to see historic sites and to experience the wonderful culture, food and history of Liberia.

For more information on how to plan your trip to Liberia, please call the Liberian Consulate Office at (404) 565-1154.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta

On March 26, 2014, in Community, Events, Fundraiser, by The Liberian Consulate

ATLANTA-The Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta is proud to present its 28th Presidential Inauguration. LAMA Incumbent President Leo Mulbah, Vice President-Elect Mrs. Yahsyndi Martin Kpeyei and the new Corps of Officers will be sworn into their respective offices Saturday April 5, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

The evening ceremony will include the launch of the Capital Campaign for the building and development of the LAMA Community and Cultural Center. Funds raised will support the LAMA center programs to aid the community: Food bank,  Literacy center, computer lab, tutoring and education programs and utility assistance. Tickets for the event start at $20 and group rates are available. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information please see Inauguration and Community Center Fundraiser Ceremony.

 

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Liberian Ambassador to the United States of America His Excellency Jeremiah Sulunteh and Mr. Doliakeh Quomie, First Secretary for Finance and Consular Affairs visit Atlanta, Georgia to attend the Open House Event  hosted by the Honorable Cynthia Lynn Blandford, Honorary Consul General Republic of Liberia, Georgia held on October 14-16, 2013.

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On Monday, October 14, 2013, Ambassador Sulunteh participated in the Open House Celebration of the Liberian Consulate Atlanta, Georgia, with Cynthia Lynn Blandford, Honorary Consul General, Atlanta, Georgia and First Secretary for Finance and Consular Affairs, Mr. Doliakeh Quomie by welcoming members of government, civic, academic, faith and community where approximately 100 were in attendance.

The new location is in downtown Atlanta, centrally located, near public transportation, and in walking distance from banks and restaurants. City of Atlanta Department of Aviation General Manager Mr. Louis Miller brought official remarks regarding a future Sister Airport Agreement between Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Roberts International Airport. Honorable Blandford has been facilitating this discussion with the Director General Aviation, Mr. Archie Williams and airport authorities where there is early support of this Agreement. The Sister Airport Agreement is currently being prepared by airport authorities and will be sent forward for review and feedback once received by the Consul General.

The Ambassador, Mr. Quomie and the Consul General Blandford also met with the Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta (LAMA) leadership following the Open House, to discuss the Town Hall fundraising event scheduled for November 23, 2013, for the Joseph N. Boakai Community Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Tuesday, October 15, 2013, Ambassador Sulunteh, First Secretary Quomie, and the Consul General Blandford had Breakfast with President Carlton Brown, Clark Atlanta University (CAU), Chairman of Fulton County, John Eaves, Ph.D.; University of Liberia student Varbah Sorsor Chemistry major who is attending CAU on scholarship and Stephanie Evans, Ph.D., African American Studies professor at CAU.

Three University of Liberia students, including Patrick Sowah, Randolph Glee, Alhaja V. Kromah will be visiting Atlanta, Georgia, in November 2013, to learn about student governance, leadership and engagement strategies in collaboration with Clark Atlanta University and members of the University Consortium for Liberia (Kennesaw State University, Georgia Tech and others). CAU signed a Memorandum of Understand with the University of Liberia in 2013 to further mutual collaborations between the two institutions, with a specific focus on study abroad, faculty and student exchange and service learning, joint research and fundraising. There are 18 educational institutions currently engaged in the UCL with a goal of 30 by the end of 2014.

 

Recently, U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac met with the Liberian U.S. Delegation in Liberia. The U.S. Delegation included Cynthia Lynn Blandford, Honorary Consul General Republic of Liberia, Georgia, Dr. David Smith, Savannah State University and Dr.  Emmanuel Naniuzeyi. The photo above is of the Ambassador and the Delegation at the Ambassador’s residence in Monrovia, Liberia.

 

Interested in traveling to Liberia? Contact us at the Liberian Consulate today to get your travel documents processed.  >> Click here to learn how get your VISAs for Liberia  today.

President Sirleaf Addresses 68th Session of UN General Assembly; Urges Nations to Commit to New Global Partnership that Promotes Economic and Social Transformation

4 -President Sirleaf Addresses 68th Session of UN General Assembly

United Nations Headquarters, New York – On, September, 24, 2013, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is calling on the United Nations General Assembly to reflect on the emerging challenges of the world, boldly seize new opportunities, and commit to a new global partnership that promotes economic and social transformations for an inclusive and shared prosperity for all.
“Today, more than at any other time, we have an opportunity to transform our world; to pursue and agenda that will eradicate poverty while at the same time sustaining nature to secure natural resources for future generations,” President Sirleaf stressed, adding that the solutions of yesterday may not apply to today’s challenges, so everyone must muster the courage to take bold steps.”

 

The Liberian Consulate in Atlanta, Georgia, the Honorable Cynthia Lynn Blandford, Honorary Consul General Republic of Liberia and her team are poised to assist Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in the implementation of “Vision 2030” the agenda for transformation.  For information relating to travel and tourism, medical missions, trade and investment trips and study abroad, student exchange and faculty development, please go to our website at www.liberianconsulatega.comor www.globalstrategiesforgood.com for further information or call the office at (404) 565-1154.

Video: President Sirleaf Addresses 68th Session of UN General Assembly

>> Read more about President Sirleaf’s Address to the United Nations

5 - Coca-Cola Liberia Briefing - 2At the World Trade Center Atlanta, The Coca-Cola Company received a special painting from the Liberian Consulate, The Honorable Cynthia Lynn Blandford, for their sponsorship support.

A special thanks goes to Alex Cummings, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at The Coca-Cola Company. Mr Cummings was acknowledged for his ongoing leadership and support of Liberia.

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***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT***

OFFICE RELOCATION

The Liberian Consulate will be moving to a new office starting next week!

On Monday, August 12, 2013,  The Liberian consulate will be relocating our offices to the Peachtree Center - 
South Tower. The Honorary Consul General Republic Of Liberia, The Honorable Cynthia Lynn Blandford, is pleased to announce the new office location for The Liberian Consulate. Here are details about the new location.*** NEW ADDRESS ****
Liberian Consulate
225 Peachtree Street N.E., Suite 515
Peachtree Center   – South Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

*** CONTACT INFORMATION ****
Phone: (404) 565-1154 
Website: www.LiberianConsulateGA.com
This information has not changed.

*** Appointments and Office Visits ***Please call for your Visa Appointment Today
Office Hours are Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

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Fell free to contact the office with your questions at (404) 565-1154.