Annual Resource Recognition

Honoring IVLP and Speaker Resources

About Resource Recognition 

The World Affairs Council continues its 75th Anniversary with a special visit from Jay Paxton, Chief Public Affairs Officer at the North American Treaty Alliance (NATO) Allied Command as NATO also celebrates its 75th Anniversary. We will also toast and recognize our members and volunteers for their support. Refreshments and networking included.

The World Affairs Council of St. Louis plays a crucial role in hosting hundreds of international guests as part of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. During their time in St. Louis, these visitors interact with a wide spectrum of professional leaders and community members. It’s worth noting that all local participants engaged in these exchanges are volunteers. Furthermore, our Council’s other programs, such as WorldQuest and Great Decisions, also rely on the dedicated support of volunteers.

Historically, our annual Resource Recognition Event is an exclusive gathering reserved for our esteemed IVLP resources, dedicated volunteers, and valued members.

This year, the Council is excited to open this event to the public as we are honored to host Mr. Jay Paxton from NATO. This special occasion serves as a token of our appreciation for their efforts and unwavering support throughout the year to ensure we can fulfill our mission and produce impactful programs. 


Jay Paxton, Section Head of Public Affairs and Deputy Branch Head of Communications at NATO

Jay Paxton has been the Chief, Public Affairs at NATO Allied Command Transformation since 2016.

In that capacity, he helped write new Military Public Affairs policy, doctrine and a public affairs handbook.

He has written for NATO Review (NATO’s flagship publication) The Three Swords magazine and Frontline Magazine.

He previously served in Canadian Government as the Chief of Staff to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, as the Director of Communication to Canada’s Minister of National Defence and as Press Secretary at the Department of National Defence

He is a Chevalier in the Order of St. George and is a founder of the Halifax International Security Forum.

Join us on June 25th at 5:30pm

If you have volunteered with the Council in the past year, we invite you to join us as we honor their dedication and reaffirm our commitment to building a more interconnected and culturally rich community. Together, we continue to shape a world where dialogue, diversity, and cooperation thrive.

Complimentary for Members & Volunteers- check your email for promo code

Ticket Price:

  • $35 for General Ticket 
  • $10 for Students

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