Mayor Graham Richard today met with visitors from Brazil who are visiting Fort Wayne as part of the Rotary Group Study Exchange program.

“We extend a warm welcome to our visitors from Brazil,” said Mayor Richard. “We look forward to sharing the Fort Wayne story and learning more about their culture.” 

The group study exchange program provides travel grants for teams to exchange visits between paired areas in different countries. The Brazil team will be in northern Indiana for 30 days to study our area'€™s way of life, observe their own professions as practiced in the United States, and exchange ideas. In addition to Fort Wayne, the Brazil team will visit Huntington, Decatur, Kendallville, Warsaw, South Bend, Michigan City, and Muncie.

City employee Justin Brugger will travel to Brazil this spring as part of the Rotary program.

Rotary is an international association of business and professional leaders with a chapter in Fort Wayne. Rotary has 1.2 million members and 29,500 clubs.