Quincy delegation received a warm welcom from the Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy

Cork County Council continues to build on its partnership agreement with the City of Quincy with a Tourism focused delegation from Stateside.
Cork County Council today welcomed a delegation from the City of Quincy, with a particular emphasis in furthering the formal partnership between the two regions in the areas of Tourism and Education.  The delegation included representatives from the Quincy Chamber of Commerce and Discover Quincy, as well as Councillors representing the Quincy Mayor’s office.
The delegation received a warm welcome from the Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Patrick Gerard Murphy with a briefing from Council officials held in the Council’s newly opened Business Growth Hub on the County Hall campus.  Topics covered included business supports and transportation issues while a significant focus of the briefing related to the tourism activities of the Council, giving the party a better understanding of what Cork has to offer as a destination.
Speaking at the briefing Mayor Murphy said “This is the latest step in what is already a very fruitful relationship between our regions. We are anxious to build on this momentum and ensure that the partnership yields yet more tangible results given the strong start we have made”.
Whilst in Cork, the delegation will participate in the Taste of West Cork Food Festival, sponsored by Cork County Council, showcasing the talent of Quincy chefs and the quality of Quincy produce during the ‘Taste of Massachusetts’ event as part of the Taste of the New World showcase. 
This tourism focused visit was just the latest achievement from the economic partnership agreement signed with the City of Quincy in February this year.  Also here to greet the delegation were Orla Flynn, Vice-President of Cork Institute of Technology, Dr. Noel Murray, Head of Department of Tourism and Hospitality and Cassidy Griffin, a 2018 graduate of Quincy High School, who has been awarded a full two year scholarship in the CIT culinary degree programme.  The scholarship has been jointly funded by CIT and Cork County Council as a direct result of the commitments made in the partnership agreement signed this year and Cassidy is the first Quincy student to take up this opportunity. 
On meeting Cassidy with the Quincy delegation, Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey said “We wish Cassidy every success in her studies here in Cork.   She will emerge from the two-year programme as a fully qualified chef, with exceptional work experience but also significant life experience from her time served abroad.   Cork County Council is delighted to offer Cassidy this wonderful opportunity to share in the best of our world renowned Cork food experience.”