Los Angeles / Beirut Sister Cities June News & Updates
A Note from the President

My name is Tommy Tedros, and I'm honored to serve our local and international community as President of the Los Angeles Beirut Sister Cities Committee. I've served as a LABSC board member since 2012 and vice president from 2016 to 2018. I've learned so much from our board members and colleagues and am fortunate to be surrounded by an esteemed, high caliber group of individuals that represents a cross-section of our local community. 
In future editions, you'll be hearing additional information on our plans, visions, and activities. I'm excited to take on this task and our committee will continue to be one of the most active, if not the most productive, sister city in Los Angeles. There's a lot of excitement and direction as we're progressing on our goals and objectives and those laborious moments will translate into future successes. I can't wait to share this with all of you very soon! Thank you for your time and interest in the Los Angeles Beirut Sister Cities Committee! 

Meeting with Consul General of Lebanon in Los Angeles 
H.E. Mirna Khawly

On Wednesday, June 19th, 2019, Consul General Mirna Khawly received the board members of Los Angeles Beirut Sister Cities at the Lebanese Consulate in Los Angeles. The two sides discussed future plans of LABSC and ways in which they can create bridges between the two cities and collaborate to further strengthen the ties between them.

Benches Repair in 
Downtown Los Angeles

In May 2019, the benches installed by LABSC at the steps of Los Angeles City Hall in Downtown Los Angeles were renovated. 

The benches were originally presented in 2011 in celebration of the 5th anniversary of the formal declaration of a Sister City relationship between Los Angeles and Beirut. Make sure to visit them at Los Angeles City Hall South Lawn (the intersection of 1st and Main Street).

Torrance Pops Orchestra featuring 
Lebanese Composer/Pianist George Tomb

On April 26th, 2019, Los Angeles Beirut Sister Cities co-sponsored the participation of Lebanese composer/pianist, George Tomb, as one of the featured artists in the performance of the Torrance Pops Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Joanna Medawar Nachef. The concert featured two compositions of George Tomb. This debut attracted over 300 attendees from the Greater Los Angeles community, including honorable guests from the Los Angeles consular community, the Office of the Mayor of Torrance, the Office of the County of Los Angeles, the diverse local communities, and members of the Lebanese community.