Veronika Metonidze has been elected as the new president, and took over the the position effective May 1. Veronika has been a long-term member of the board and is currently serving as the Secretary, one of the three officer positions in the association. We wish her the best and look forward to working with her in continuing the important work of the association.
Elisso Kvitashvili, president of the Georgian Association in the USA will be stepping down from this position after four years. The Board of Directors of the Association recognizes and thanks Elisso for the many important contributions she has made while serving as president. Since our annual celebration of the Georgian Independence scheduled for the end of April was postponed until next year due to the pandemic, the board is not able to properly recognize and thank Elisso for her leadership and commitment to the success of the association. She has been a tireless advocate for Georgia, through her long-established relationships with the Georgian diaspora, interactions with congressional representatives, and promoting Georgia’s culture among both Georgians and others unfamiliar with the rich history of the country. While Elisso is stepping down from the position, she will not be far away in continuing to provide her insights to the association.