City Councilman John Lyda was recently selected to participate in a special delegation sponsored by the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL).
ACYPL is an organization sponsored by the U.S. Department of State in conjunction with private supporters. The nonpartisan nonprofit organization works to introduce rising political and policy professionals to international affairs and to each other.
To fulfill this mission, each year ACYPL organizes delegations of eight to 10 political leaders from across the United States that represent a diverse cross section of American government and sends those delegations to foreign countries to meet and collaborate with the local, state, and national officials in those countries.
In March, Lyda will travel to Brazil. His trip represents the culmination of a selection process that first began in November 2013, when he was nominated for ACYPL by Senator Cam Ward and former Senator Steve French.
“This is an incredible opportunity for me to take local best practices and policies to share with those in Brazil and to learn from their government, and will also offer the opportunity for our area to host future delegations from countries around the world,” Lyda said.