Korean Delegates Visit Perth Amboy

PERTH AMBOY— Mayor Wilda Diaz and the Perth Amboy City Council welcome 17 Seongnam City Assembly’s Congress members, of the Gyeonggi Provincial Government in South Korea, for an overseas study of local government.

The delegation is visiting Perth Amboy to discuss with officials the overall operations of the City Council. Their interest is to study and learn the administration and the environment of a local government institution.


On Friday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. – noon, both Seongnam and Perth Amboy members will gather in the Council Chambers for a brief program opening with an official welcome. City Historian Tony Massopust will then speak on the history of Perth Amboy. Thereafter, a joint meeting will be held with all council members, following will be a bus tour led by Business Improvement District/Urban Enterprise Zone Chairman Barry Rosengarten to explain redevelopment, culture and overall growth in Perth Amboy. A translator will be present for the visit.

“I am excited to welcome President of the Seongnam’s City Assembly, Jang Dea Hun and their members to Perth Amboy to learn about our government functions. I hope we can make an impact and in turn learn of their system,” said Mayor Wilda Diaz

The visit was arranged and requested by the Korea Local Government Center, an oversea office that has been established in 1995 by Korea Local Authorities Foundation for International Relations (KLAFIR). KLAFIR is working under Governor’s Association of Korea (GAOK) for the past year. They oversee the many vital tasks for improvement of local governments in Korea, such as oversea trainings for public executives, governmental researches, outreaching sister cities, among other initiatives.

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