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Upcoming Events:

February 20 through February 28, Georgian Delegation will be visiting Atlanta through Open World programs.

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ATSCC Meetings:

Atlanta Sister Cities Commission meets every second Wednesday of the month, please contact Nina Tickaradze for further details at ninat@hallboothsmith.com.


December 2013

With the initiative and participation of local Georgian community members, Kitski Children’s Institution was chosen to receive letters, gifts and books for Christmas 2013. The program seeks to connect Georgian children living in the USA with the children living in institutions in the country of Georgia. Children write letters to each other in their native language and share their experiences with each other. This summer several of children living in the USA will visit Kitski Institution and meet their new friends. We hope to build long lasting friendships and support groups for children in Georgian Institutions.


November 2013 – January 2014

ATSCC volunteering team of local Georgians organized and sponsored a display of the Annual Georgian Christmas Tree at the Fernbank Museum. Georgian ornaments decorating the tree represented cultural traditions and holiday crafts found through different regions in Georgia. The colorful dolls, flowers and hats displayed traditional regional textiles and dresses while the wooden instruments (panduri) represented musical traditions. Felt flowers and ornaments highlighted the holidays while showcasing the Georgian tradition of felt-making.


October , 2013

ATSCC together with GA2GE continues its long relationship with Open World Programs by hosting Georgian delegates from various cities in the country of Georgia in Atlanta. In October of 2013 we hosted another Georgian delegation with the concentration on Rule of Law.

The delegates included: Leaders of Georgian Young Lawyers Association, leaders and managers of Georgian Chamber of Control, head of Legal Administration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Prosecutor, Attorneys and administrative personnel of Justice department.

Schedules for the delegates were personalized based on their interests and experiences. Some of the most memorable meetings were with Judicial Qualifications Commission State of Georgia Jeff Davis, Director; tour of Fulton County Jail, The Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia, meetings with Judges and hearings at the courts. Delegates also got a chance to visit local attractions, Coca Cola Museum, CNN center, and greatly enjoyed spending time with their host families.

April 20-27, 2013
Georgia to Georgia Foundation hosted a delegation from the country of Georgia, April 20-27, 2013, through Open World Leadership program with a concentration in Rule of Law. A group of six delegates visited Atlanta to learn more about the rule of law in an attempt to further on-going legal reforms in the Country of Georgia. The delegates consisted of five judges and one attorney who were accompanied by a group facilitator. The delegates stayed at homes of local volunteers and toured Atlanta’s popular places such as CNN Center, Coca Cola Museum, the Georgia Aquarium, Underground Atlanta, and the High Museum of Atlanta.

Throughout the week, delegates visited with justices of the Federal and state judiciary; visited the Fulton County Jail; sat in on court proceedings; met with law professors, government leaders, and attorneys. They attended a Panel Discussion by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. W. Scott Henwood, Of Counsel at the Atlanta office of HBS, presented a presentation/discussion on Retention & Archiving of Court Opinions Including Database Legal Research. The delegates also visited with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia, Mr. Chuck Olsen; Judicial Qualifications Commission State of Georgia, and Mr. Greg Loughlin, Executive Director of Georgia Commission for Family Violence.

Many wonderful relationships were built during the visit, and many professional resources were made available to the delegates as well as to their hosts. The visit was a tremendous success and provided delegates with a wonderful opportunity to view the legal world of USA at first hand and receive exposure to the culture and hospitality of the State of Georgia.



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