One of Kent’s best attributes is it’s global sensibility for such a small town.
We have a University full of foreign born educators, researchers and students to thank for a lot of that but you’d be surprised how many of Kent’s businesses are full of international employees too. It’s a small world after all.
Just in the last month the Mayor and I hosted 2 groups of international delegates visiting Kent from the Ukraine, Turkey, Moldova, Austria and other worldly destinations. The groups wanted to learn more about Kent, our government, our businesses and our University. We were happy to oblige.
Here was a nice follow up from one of our newest friends in the Ukraine.
Dear Dave Ruller,
With all this international travel going on all around us, it’s no surprise that the City of Kent is one of the few local governments that provides passport services. The City Clerk saw the need, added it to her job duties and the rest is travel history.
In that spirit, the City Clerk shared the following press release announcing March 9th as Passport Day and I’m happy to share it.
Linda M. Jordan
Clerk of Council
City of Kent, OH
The City of Kent is hosting a special passport event in Kent, Ohio on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. No appointment is necessary. The City of Kent is joining the Department of State in celebrating Passport Day in the USA 2013, a national passport acceptance and outreach event.
U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.
Information on the cost and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at travel.state.gov.
U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778.
Passport Day in the USA 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Kent City Council
217 E. Summit Street
Kent, OH 44240