International Relations Committee


To facilitate the exchange of information, knowledge, and experience between IIMC members and promote affiliations in Regions X and XI.

2021-2022 Goals and Objectives

  1. Manage and run the booth annually at the IIMC Annual Conference which promotes international Programs and provides a focal point for international members.
  2. Work with Region XI Consultant and ED to market and promote the 2023 Study Abroad and Symposium programs.
  3. Create News Digest profiles featuring Region X and XI members.
  4. Develop strategy on educating the membership on the value of global membership.


Read the 2021 Midyear Committee Report HERE

Committee Volunteers

Susan M. Ortiz, MMC
City Clerk
City of Greenwood Village, Colorado

Jappa Paans, MMC
Vice Chair
Municipality of Alblasserdam, The Netherlands

 2021-2022 International Relations Committee Roster

Staff Liaisons

Chris Shalby
Executive Director

Tom Van Der Hoven
International Development Consultant

Karen Lee
Communications Officer

Board Liaisons

Mary J. Johnston, MMC
Immediate Past President
Executive Committee

Sarah Jeffries
Region Director
Region XI

Johannes "Hans" Rijs, MMC
Region Director
Region XI


Applications to join a 2022-2023 Committee are due January 24, 2022.