OPEN WORLD DELEGATION - NOVEMBER 2011
Open World Delegation 2011
The Moscow Sister County Commission applied for a second Open World grant in 2010, and was awarded a grant to host an accountable governance themed delegation from Russia. The Open World delegation, hosted Nov. 13-18, 2011, met with Moscow Commissioners, local and state elected officials, government agencies and community organizations, for an exchange of best practices in accountable governance.
Open World Delegation 2009
The Moscow Sister County Commission hosted an Open World delegation from Russia Oct. 2-10, 2009, providing Russian delegates with the opportunity to meet with the Santa Clara County Social Services Agency and community-based organizations for an exchange of best practices in child welfare and foster care services, as well as to examine opportunities for future collaboration.
The Moscow Commission developed a program that addressed the Open World theme of Child Protection, with an emphasis on adoption, foster care services, and services that keep families together.
The delegates met with numerous professionals in the social services field from both government and community based organizations, as well as former foster youth. They also met with elected officials and members of our judicial system who were instrumental in creating services to aid disadvantage youth and families in our community.
The Moscow Commission was awarded its first Open World grant to host the delegation.
Members of the Open World Delegation, joined by Moscow Sister County Commissioners, received a resolution from the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors on Oct. 6, 2009.
Delegation to Russia 2006
In April 2006, the County of Santa Clara/Moscow Sister County Commission sent a Santa Clara County delegation to Moscow to meet with Russian officials, resulting in a formalized agreement of cooperation.
Photos: Russian Delegation 2003
Moscow City Government sent a delegation of Heads of District Administration Social Services to Santa Clara County. The purpose of the visit was to share best practices in the field of social services, substance abuse prevention and education, and providing for the needs of at-risk populations.
View photographs of the 2003 Delegation Visit