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Office of Government Affairs

Government Affairs is the primary contact agency on state and national issues and has the responsibility of establishing, maintaining, and coordinating activities with international dignitaries, delegations, or visitors.

Government Affairs promotes develops, and maintains regional cooperation in Northeast Ohio and oversees all interaction and coordination with Cleveland City Council.

This office establishes policy by introducing, working, and passing legislation through Cleveland City Council.

Additionally, Government Affairs is the primary liaison between the Administration and Cleveland City Council and oversees all Mayoral appointments to internal and external boards and commissions.

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City of Cleveland Foreign Consular Corps

Peter C. Kole, Honorary Consul
Consulate of the Republic of Albania
1200 West 58th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Phone: 216.631.1755
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James R. Bright, Honorary Consul
Duchy of Luxembourg
2000 Huntington Building
925 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: 216.696.4700
Fax: 216.696.2706
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Assistant: Debbie Oberst

Paul Allaer, Honorary Consul
Belgian Consulate
c/o Thompson Hine
312 Walnut Street, Suite 1400
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-4089
Phone: 513.352.6658
Fax: 513.241.4771
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Charles A. de la Porte, Honorary Consul
Consulate of the Netherlands
P. O. Box 95
Elyria, Ohio 44036
Phone: 440.324.4164
Fax: 440.365.8326
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Roy Norton, Consul General
Consulate of Canada
600 Renaissance Center, Suite 1100
Detroit, Michigan 48243-1798
Phone: 313.446.7010
Fax: 313.567.2164
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Alan L. Rosca, Honorary Consul General of Romania in Ohio
Leader Building, Suite 401
526 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: 216.577.3009
Fax: 888.411.0038
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Czeck Republic
Thomas M. Prose, MD MPH MBA,
Consul General
Consulate for the Czech Republic
21333 Haggerty Road, Suite 150
Novi, Michigan 48375
Phone: 248.662.0245
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Alex Machaskee, Honorary Consul
Republic of Serbia
Key Tower
127 Public Square, Box 33
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: 216.344.2010
Fax: 216.344.2015
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J. Christian Langmack, Honorary Consul
Royal Danish Consulate
13400 Glenside Road Ohio 44110
Phone: 216.541.0500
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Assistant: Judy Stoiner

Martina Zabkova, Associate
Slovak Republic Consulate
3200 National City Center
Baker & Hostetler LLP
1900 East 9th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-3485
Phone: 216.687.2494
Fax: 216.687.9280
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Stephen J. Knerly, Jr., Honorary Consul
Consulate of France
3300 BP Tower
200 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114-2301
Phone: 216.621.7277
Fax: 216.241.2824
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Assistant: Lynne Braver
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Dr. Jurcek Zmauc, Consul General
Consulate General of The Republic of Slovenia
55 Public Square, Suite 945
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Phone: 216.589.9220
Fax: 216.589.9210
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Diana M. Thimmig, Honorary Consul
Consulate of Germany
c/o Roetzel & Andress
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 9th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: 216.696.7078 or 216.623.0150
Fax: 216.623.0134
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Assistant: Chris Woodruff: 216.615.4857
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Manuel M. Lopez, Honorary Consul
Consulate of Spain
15112 Windsong Drive
Middlefield, Ohio 44062
Phone: 216.531.0761
Fax: 440.321.1063
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Abdoul Rahim AbdoulKrim, Honorary Consul, Republic of Guinea
Giffen & Kaminski, LLC
1300 East Ninth Street, Suite 1600
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216.621.5161
Fax: 216.621.2399
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Michael L. Miller, Honorary Consul
Consulate of Sweden
1405 East Sixth Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1607
Phone: 216.621.4995 or 216.622.8316
Fax: 216.241.0816
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Assistant: Grace Loudenstein
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Laszlo Bojtos, Honorary Consul
General Consulate General of Hungary
11312 Fitzwater Road
Brecksville, Ohio 44141
Phone: 440.717.0238
Fax: 440.717.0238
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Hans A. Kessler, Honorary Consul
Consulate of Switzerland
P.O. Box 470306
6980 South Edgerton Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44141-0306
Phone: 440.546.1370
Fax: 440.546.1407

Dr. Serena Scaiola, Honorary Vice Consul
Italian Consulate
Hanna Building, Suite 618
1422 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216.861.1585
Fax: 216.861.6304
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Andrew J. Futey, Honorary Consul
Consulate of the Ukraine
5566 Pearl Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44129
Phone: 440.887.9306
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Bilal A. Kabalan, Consul General
Consulate General of Lebanon
3031 West Grand Blvd., Suite 560
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone: 313.758.0753
Fax: 313.758.0756
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United Kingdom
Sandra Morgan, Honorary Consul
Consulate of the United Kingdom
16050 Henly Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44112
Phone: 216.272.7942
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Ingrida Bublys, Honorary Consul
General Republic of Lithuania
37841 Euclid Ave. Suite 2
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
Phone: 440.946.3388
Mob: 216.798.5136
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Office of the Mayor
Valarie J. McCall
Chief of Government & International Affairs
601 Lakeside Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

P: 216.664.3544
P: 216.420.7713
BB: 216.857.7360
Ohio Relay: 711
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We are committed to improving the quality of life in the City of Cleveland by strengthening our neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing the diversity of our citizens, and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, raise a family, shop, study, play and grow old.

– City of Cleveland