Launch of Utah-Qinghai Partnership

July 22, 2011

Governor Gary Herbert of Utah and Chinese Governor Luo of Qinghai Province commemorated the beginning of their EcoPartnership, as a part of an hour-long ceremony at the Golden Meeting Room at the Utah State Capitol on July 13, 2011. I was delighted to attend the ceremonies with Rhonda Binda, who serves on the EcoPartnership Secretariat, and Jefferson Science Fellow Jay Gore, two members of my office who have worked closely with Griff Thompson and Eric Maltzer from the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), under the leadership of Assistant Secretary Kerri-Ann Jones, in selecting the latest round of EcoPartnerships.