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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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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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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