International Communities Liaison Program
The City of Bowling Green's International Communities Liaison serves to coordinate the City's role in communicating and working effectively with the diverse international communities represented in Bowling Green, and to serve as an advocate for LEP (Limited English Proficient) persons who may seek City services. This position is an expanded role from a position at the Bowling Green Police Department that begun in 2008 with the overall goal to build positive relationships between the police department and members of the international communities of Bowling Green.
Contact: Leyda Becker
Community Services Specialist/International Communities Liaison
Phone: (270) 393-3766
The Academy for New Americans is a free leadership-training program sponsored by the City of Bowling Green that empowers New Americans to understand and participate in City Government. The purpose of the program is to provide New Americans the tools necessary to successfully navigate City services, community information and resources in order to become key stakeholders in assisting their respective ethnic communities and neighborhoods.
The Language Access Portal contains resources and tools designed to facilitate interactions between residents with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and City Departments.
Language Access Services
To ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) constituents have equal access, the city of Bowling Green has taken a pro-active step by providing a number of services throughout all city Departments. Services include telephone interpretation, in-person interpretation, vital documents translation, and training of City employees.
Amigos Resource Network
This is a network group of leaders from the Hispanic/Latino community focusing on the needs of the Hispanic/Latino community in Bowling Green, including the information gap between the community and the services that are already in place, and the availability of bilingual staff at existing resources. The Amigos Resource Network meets the second Tuesday of every month, times and location vary.
The City of Bowling Green International Communities Advisory Council (ICAC)
The City of Bowling Green International Communities Advisory Council was established to advise the International Communities Liaison regarding the needs of immigrant and international residents in Bowling Green. The Advisory Council represents members of our diverse communities and identify issues of concern, important changes in needs of the immigrant and international community and general ideas for improving the City's mission of" strengthening our vibrant community by focusing on quality of life, service delivery, fiscal responsibility, public safety, neighborhood revitalization, visionary leadership, and economic development."
For more information about this council, please visit the International Communities Advisory Council (ICAC) webpage.
"La Nuestra" Spanish Radio Program
"La Nuestra" is the only Spanish radio program in Bowling Green, KY. It aired for the first time in May 2012 on WKCT 930AM Radio and it airs live every Sunday afternoon from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. The International Communities Liaison hosts a weekly segment on city services and community information. If you would like to be a part of "La Nuestra," feel free to contact Leyda Becker at (270)393-3766 for more information or "like us" on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lanuestrabg
- Welcome to the Neighborhood: Good Neighbor Guidelines (Bosnian and Español)
- International Drivers Licenses Scam (English)
- International Drivers Licenses Scam (Español)
- International Drivers Licenses Scam (Burmese)
- Traffic Laws - Leyes de Tránsito (Español)
- Traffic Laws (Burmese)
- Victim's Information Brochure - Folleto de Información para víctimas de crímenes (Español)
- Victim's Information Brochure (Burmese)
- Keeping Your Children Safe (English)
- Keeping Your Children Safe (Español)
- Keeping Your Children Safe (Burmese)
- Keeping Your Children Safe (Swahili)
- Keeping Your Children Safe (Arabic)
- Calling 9-1-1 (English)
- Calling 9-1-1 (Español)
- Calling 9-1-1 (Arabic)
- Calling 9-1-1 (Swahili)