The China-US Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) has selected New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer to lead a bipartisan delegation of up and coming elected officials to China.
Meyer will visit Chinese economic centers such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou over a two week trip. CUSEF, an independent, nonprofit organization based in Hong Kong, sponsors exchange programs and other initiatives to promote communication and collaboration between the U.S. and China.
“I look forward to sharing our successes with my Chinese counterparts and to learn how they address challenges in a rapidly growing and changing society,” said Meyer. “Our selection to lead this delegation is recognition of the excellent and creative service of our hard-working county employees.”
County Executive Meyer was nominated to participate in the delegation by the NewDEAL, a national network of state and local elected leaders he joined last year.
“Matt has proven to be a rising star who exemplifies the next generation of leaders that our country needs in a fast-changing world,” said Debbie Cox Bultan, executive director of NewDEAL. “I'm thrilled that he is among the NewDEAL Leaders able to join this bipartisan delegation on a trip that will enhance their perspective on the global economy and their understanding of a key world power. In an interconnected world, state and local officials are increasingly responsible for forging international relationships and NewDEAL is committed to helping Matt and all our members do so effectively."