On Monday, April 2, 2012, Mayor Edna B. Jackson and members of Savannah City Council were joined with Israeli Consul General Opher Aviran and members of the Greater Savannah International Alliance and Savannah Jewish Federation for a news conference to release information on a new international partnership with Israel.
Consul General Opher Aviran is the Consul General of Israel to the Southeastern United States, and was here on an official visit to Savannah.
The Greater Savannah International Alliance, referred to as GSIA, was created by Mayor and Council in 2010 to advance Greater Savannah’s position as a global community by fostering international relationships and initiatives that benefit the region through commerce, culture, tourism and education. The visit by the Israel Consul General of the Southeastern US helps to support this effort. During this official visit Consul General Opher Aviran and his delegation met with a wide variety of entities representing commerce, culture/tourism, and education including:
Facility Tour of Gulfstream Aerospace and Security Briefing; GA Port Tour and Homeland Security Briefing with Lunch; Meeting at Savannah Economic Development Authority and World Trade Center Savannah with Steven Weathers, President and CEO, Meeting with City of Savannah Police Chief, Willie Lovett as well as Meeting with the African American Community at Savannah State University New Student Center Ballroom and Meeting with Jewish Community at Jewish Educational Alliance and Adam Solender, CEO – Jewish Educational Alliance.
For info on Consul General Opher Aviran, contact the Public Information Office at 912-651-6410.