Today Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced Philadelphia’s First Annual World Heritage Day and raised the flag of the Organization of World Heritage Cities. Following a two-year campaign by the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA), Philadelphia was designated the nation’s first and only UNESCO World Heritage City. Ballinger is a sponsoring member of the Global Philadelphia Association. The group’s mission is to promote the Philadelphia region internationally and develop international consciousness within the region.

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