Barrington to welcome Chicago-based consul general of France on April 23
As part of a village theme of "April in Paris," the Barrington Cultural Commission will host a public reception to recognize Guillaume Lacroix, the consul general of France in Chicago.
Lacroix will speak at Barrington's White House at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. In addition to Lacroix, the free program will feature a brief musical tribute to French culture. Charcuterie and wine will be served.
RSVP by Monday, April 22 by going to barringtonswhitehouse.com/events. Call (224) 512.4066 for assistance.
The consul general is an official representative of France living in the United States who works to facilitate trade and friendship between the two countries. He reports to Gerad Araud, the French Ambassador in Washington, D.C. From 2013 until 2017, Lacroix served in the cabinets of French Foreign Affairs Ministers Laurent Fabius and Jean-Marc Ayrault as counselor for African affairs. He holds diplomas from Institut d'études politiques de Paris and Université Panthéon-Assas. Lacroix became consul general of France in Chicago in 2017.