3/10/17 – CAIR-Columbus Executive Director, Jennifer Nimer, was appointed this week to the City of Columbus’ New American Advisory Council (“NAAC”).
The NAAC consists of representatives for various elected officials along with representatives of community organizations that represent refugees and immigrants. It was first convened last year by now-Commissioner Kevin Boyce to discuss ways that the city and state could help the newest Americans in our community to integrate into our broader society.
Since the presidential election, the NAAC has been meeting weekly in order to discuss issues affecting local new Americans and to discuss ways to promote the image of immigrants and refugees in Ohio. The Council is planning a large symposium in May that will be open to the public and will highlight the positive contributions of refugees and immigrants to our local Ohio communities.