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President: Jonathan Goldbergbelle

Jonathan is serving his second year as President of Sister City Association of Springfield.  He joined the Sister City Association Board in 1999 and served for 6 years.  He rejoined the board in 2011.  He first traveled to Ashikaga in 2000 with the Mayoral delegation celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the sister city relationship.  He has also traveled to San Pedro with a high school and citizen delegation.  He has previously served the SCAS board as Secretary and Vice President.  Jonathan is the Director of Study Away Programs at the University of Illinois at Springfield.  He established a university connection between UIS and Ashikaga University (formerly the Ashikaga Institute of Technology) in 2000 and the two institutions have been exchanging students on short term programs since 2001.  In that capacity Jonathan has visited Ashikaga close to 20 times over the years and has hosted students and faculty from Ashikaga University on a regular basis.  Jonathan also serves on the Springfield Commission for International Visitors.


Vice President: Michael Kokal


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Treasurer: Maria del Pilar Mayorga

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Secretary: Adrian Halloway

Adrian Halloway joined the organization as a member of the Board of Directors in 2015 and currently serves as Secretary and Chair of the Media Committee. He and his family have hosted several students from Ashikaga, Japan.

Adrian is a Civil Engineer with the Bureau of Bridges and Structures, Illinois Department of Transportation. He is married to Veronica and they have three children, Ashley, Alex and Aaron.

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