About Us

Mission –

Mission Statement:
The mission of the World Affairs Council of Northwest Ohio is to promote awareness and engagement of world affairs in Northwest Ohio.

Initial Mission:
We recognize that currently there are numerous international initiatives underway throughout Northwest Ohio in education, higher education, community associations and business. Our aim is to improve the coordination and communication concerning these programs.

Continuing Mission:
Our ongoing goal is to implement programs that foster global connections and highlight the value of international activities and partnerships as well as coordination of resources to best utilize global connections to further explore best practices in civic engagement, student exchanges, education and business ventures.

Community Initiative –

Education:
The World Affairs Council of Northwest Ohio aims to enhance the global perspective and competencies of pre-K through higher education students throughout the region. This will be accomplished through developing partnerships between local school districts, uni- versities, and community organizations to provide programming that includes speakers, professional development opportunities, and academic programs for students and teachers.

Our local network currently includes individuals from many public and parochial school districts throughout Northwest Ohio as well as Bowling Green State University, Owens Community College, Lourdes University, and the University of Toledo.

Engagement:
The Community Engagement Initiative aims to work with various community groups to promote world affairs throughout the area.

Awareness:
WAC-NWO will help organizations promote awareness of their group and activities such as festivals and fundraisers. We will work with community organizations to maximize their visibility and design programs to encourage participation and engagement.

Upcoming Events–Here is a number coded timeline list of upcoming events hosted and partnered with the World Affairs Council of Northwest Ohio–Timeline

Leadership –

Bill Hilt, M.Ed., President – read bio
Valerie Virag, Vice President – read bio
Jerry Edwin Palermo, Secretary – read bio
Richard Crepage, Treasurer – read bio
Rama Kannan, Membership Chair¬†–¬†read bio