ORR State Letter #12-05 - Attendance at the 2012 National Consultation

ORR State Letter #12-05 - Attendance at the 2012 National Consultation (PDF 48KB)

TO: STATE REFUGEE COORDINATORS
REFUGEE HEALTH COORDINATORS
NATIONAL VOLUNTARY AGENCIES
OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES

FROM: Eskinder Negash
Director
Office of Refugee Resettlement

SUBJECT: Attendance at the 2012 National Consultation

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) will host the 2012 National Consultation this year on September 19-20, 2012, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. The annual Consultation provides a forum in which the nation-wide network of refugee program stakeholders gathers, to engage in discussion and share ideas on issues of key concern to partners at every level of the program. ORR strongly encourages all partners--State Refugee Coordinators and Refugee Health Coordinators, voluntary agencies and mutual assistance associations, and refugees themselves--to attend and actively participate in these discussions.

Immediately following the consultation, ORR will host a working session for State Refugee Coordinators, Refugee Health Coordinators and individuals working with the Wilson-Fish program. These meetings will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012, also at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. Please plan to participate in these sessions if your work is related to these program areas.

We thank you for the critical role you play in the Refugee Resettlement Program, and look forward to your participation in expanding the national dialogue on the refugee program.

Sincerely,
Eskinder Negash
Director
Office of Refugee Resettlement