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File #: 3089-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/2/2022 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 11/7/2022 Final action: 11/10/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with Columbus Sister Cities International, Inc. in an amount up to $50,000.00 for the purpose of promoting business, government, cultural, educational and environmental exchanges through mission trips involving official delegations supporting long-term economic development; to authorize the expenditure of $50,000.00 from the 2022 General Fund Budget and to approve expenditures incurred prior the approval of the purchase order; and to declare an emergency. ($50,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 3089-2022 ED Columbus Sister Cities GF 11_02_2022
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Development to enter a grant agreement with Columbus Sister Cities International, Inc. (CSCI), a non-profit entity, in an amount up to $50,000 to administer the Columbus Sister Cities International Program for the purpose of promoting business, government, cultural, educational and environmental exchanges through mission trips involving official delegations supporting long-term economic development.

Since 1996, CSCI has cultivated international exchanges and connections that promote peace and strengthen communities. By celebrating and appreciating differences from around the world, they have cultivated lasting relationships that increase international trade and empower 21st century business growth.

The ten Sister Cities are: Accra in Ghana, Ahmedabad in India, Curtiba in Brazil, Dresden in Germany, Genoa in Italy, Hefei in China, Herzliya in Israel, Odense in Denmark, Seville in Spain and Tainan in Taiwan. City funding has been provided in previous years to support staffing and administrative cost of CSCI.

Emergency action is requested to allow Columbus Sister Cities, International, Inc. to continue to provide uninterrupted services in the promotion and implementation of international exchanges.

FISCAL IMPACT: $50,000.00 is budgeted in the Economic Development Division’s 2022 General Fund Budget.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: The vendor number is 005482 and expires on 6/16/23.

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To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with Columbus Sister Cities International, Inc. in an amount up to $50,000.00 for the purpose of promoting business, government, cultural, educational and environmental exchanges through mission trips involving official delegations supporting long-term economic development; to authorize the expenditure of $50,000.00 from the 2022 General Fund Budget and to approve expenditures incurred prior the approval of the purcha...

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