PITTSBURGH – County Executive Rich Fitzgerald today welcomed a group of young political and business leaders from Croatia and Romania that is visiting the United States as part of an exchange program through the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL). The group is also visiting Washington, D.C., and Denver.
“Exchange programs like this are a great way to showcase our region to the world,” said Fitzgerald. “They also provide an opportunity to share ideas and build relationships with up-and-coming political and business leaders.”
ACYPL international exchanges are designed to introduce next-generation leaders to the politics, governance, policy-making, history, and cultures of countries around the world. The program’s goals are to enhance participants’ understanding, shape broader and more well-informed perspectives about the world, and make them better decision-makers.
With support from the U.S. Department of State, business, labor, foundation, and alumni partners, ACYPL designs and conducts 25-30 exchanges annually. ACYPL has a global network of more than 8,000 alumni, many of whom have risen to national and international prominence.
For additional information on the American Council of Young Political Leaders, visit www.acypl.org.
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