Logansport leaders, Chinese Consulate meet
Logansport, Cass County and community leaders hosted four staff members from the Chicago Consulate of the People’s Republic of China Tuesday.
Hong Lei, the general consul from Chicago, made his first visit to the city in his capacity since coming to Chicago from the San Francisco Consulate. He told more than two dozen community leaders at Ivy Tech Community College that he was impressed with a tour of Logansport’s industrial areas and community. He expressed support for furthering relationships built between Logansport and its sister city, Jiashan.
Mayor Dave Kitchell said the visiting delegation included three other consulates from Chicago who met with him for about an hour to discuss progress in Logansport and highlights of the community.
“The educational exchanges between our cultures have been a real plus for our community, and we hope to expand that to our cultural and business relationships later this year and beyond,” Kitchell said.
The Chinese delegation took a tour of Logansport that featured Logansport Memorial Hospital, Logansport High School, Huston Park and the Cass/Logansport Industrial Park.
Weilin Long, the city’s Pacific Rim liaison, arranged the meeting, which included Cass County Commissioners President Jim Sailors, Logansport Superintendent Michele Starkey and city council members Scott Peattie, Teresa Popejoy, Matt Meagher, Dave Morris and Terry Doran.
Furthering relationships with the Chinese was one of the goals in the city’s “18 for 18” agenda announced at the State of the City and County Luncheon in January.
SOURCE: News release from Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell