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 2016!

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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

 

 

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) officials signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with their counterparts from Roberts International Airport in Liberia on Tuesday, Aug. 29. The agreement will allow both airports to share their expertise and experience while working to increase travel and trade. This is the fifth international MOU ATL officials have signed with sister airports and the second such agreement with an African airport.

In February, ATL signed a similar agreement with Airports Authority of Jamaica. In addition, ATL signed MOUs with leaders from Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) in Israel and Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport (SAL) in El Salvador in 2016 and Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport (ABJ) in Cote
d’Ivoire in 2015.

The signing took place at the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Attendees:

Roosevelt Council, Jr., General Manager, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Candace L. Byrd, Chief of Staff for Mayor Kasim Reed – City of Atlanta
Will Freeman, Managing Director, Roberts International Airport
Cynthia Blandford, Honorary Consul General, Republic of Liberia

 

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It’s that time again. The University Consortium for Liberia (UCL) is hosting their third annual United for Liberia Gala. This year, they are focusing on Global Health. UCL will honor Distinguished and Community Service awardees and award the 2017 UCL Scholars. They will also highlight Liberia’s health sector and continue to raise funds for education. The Liberian Consulate in Georgia has co-sponsored this event, for the past two years. Join us for a night of elegance and culture. Please, Save the Date.

Check out pictures from last year’s gala. Click here.

 

University Consortium for Liberia Extends Scholarship Deadline

On March 28, 2017, in Consulate News, by The Liberian Consulate

UCL SCHOLARSHIP FLYER New DEADLINE

The UCL Scholarship Committee has extend the 2017 UCL Higher Education Scholarship deadline to April 10, 2017 to assure that as many students as possible get the opportunity to submit their application.

Visit www.ucliberia.com/scholarships to learn how to apply.

 

Monrovia 2017 Sister Port Roundtable Discussion

On March 27, 2017, in Consulate News, by The Liberian Consulate

Almost seven years have passed since the first sister-port agreement was signed between The National Port Authority of Liberia and The Georgia Port Authority in Savannah. This past December, a delegation from Georgia traveled along with Honorary Consul General Cynthia Blandford to discuss strengthening the relationship between the two ports.

Mr. Bart Gobell, director of statewide development and governmental affairs at the Georgia Ports Authority was among the delegation from Georgia to sit at the sister port round table discussion.

Please read the following published articles to learn more about the port round table discussion that took place in Liberia.

The New Dawn:Truly Independent

FrontPage Africa

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Cynthia Blandford and members of the delegation with Vice President Joseph Boakai in Monrovia, Liberia.

A few months ago, Global Atlanta shared a wonderful story about what we have been accomplishing at the Liberian Consulate in Georgia. The magazine stated,

With the ebola crisis behind it, Cynthia Blandford, Liberia’s honorary consul in Atlanta, has been actively strengthening Georgia’s business and educational ties with the West African country.

Read the rest of this article here.

 

Join Us for a Campaign to Help Barefoot Children in Liberia

On March 24, 2017, in Consulate News, by The Liberian Consulate

Barefoot Children Invitation Final

The University Club DC 1135 16th Street, N.W.,

Washington, DC 20036

April 17, 2017
6 p.m.-9 p.m.

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