The City’s Intergovernmental Services and Office of Environmental Quality, home of the GreenDallas.net website, were privileged to be selected to host two members of the Department of State’s Professional Fellows Program this fall.
For four weeks, mid-October to mid-November, Siti Nur Alliah from Indonesia and Osveanne Osman from Brunei, pictured below, worked with City staff to learn how American cities are addressing or have addressed challenges they are facing in their respective home countries. Through this program, Fellows from 45 different countries and territories were able to learn how to engage citizens to affect change and overcome obstacles.
While here, the Dallas Fellows met with the City Manager, Department heads, community stakeholders, and staff from across the City. They also got a Texas dose of hospitality from leaders in Women in the Environment and the North Central Texas Stewardship Forum at workshops held by both groups. They returned to their home countries via Washington, DC, where they spent their last few days in the United States to wrap up their experience.