I appreciated your Feb. 21 “Protocol Chiefs Put City’s Best Foot Forward” article, for as director of the Institute on World Affairs at San Diego State University, I deal with numerous ambassadors and other diplomats each year when we host dinners in their honor and have them address the institute on international relations.
In dealing with these diplomats, and the multitude of protocol issues, logistics and community connections, I know most assuredly how vital it is for San Diego to have a professional Office of Protocol. Mayor Maureen O’Connor deserves much commendation for establishing this necessary program.
GEORGE W. BERGSTROM
San Diego State University