Embassy of Brazoria, Porciúncula
|Embassy of the Republic of Brazoria, Porciúncula|
Rear view from the Plaza of Amity
|Location||3307 S Alvarado St, Porciúncula, Gold Coast, Sierra|
|Ambassador||Carolina Peréz (since 2009)|
San Francisco City
Salt Lake City
Carolina Peréz has served as Ambassador since her appointment by Chancellor Eva Delaney in 2009. The Embassy employs the largest number of staff of any Brazorian diplomatic mission, with some 320 employees as of 2017.
Brazoria was the first country to recognize the California Republic as a sovereign state in 1848. From 1848 to 1852, a series of envoys and military liaisons were maintained in California. In 1852, Chancellor Mirabeau Lamar appointed the first permanent Ambassador to Sierra, Hardin Runnels, who would go on to serve as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1856, and later, as the third Chancellor of Brazoria, from 1860 to 1868. Runnels, who had become close friends with future Sierran Prime Minister Frederick Bachelor, Sr., was present at the coronation of King Charles I alongside then-Chancellor Elijah Pease, and the two personally presented Brazoria's recognition of the creation of the Kingdom of Sierra to the monarch in 1858.
The location of the embassy was moved to its present position in 1906 due to the increasing volume of trade between the two countries, as the small space of the original embassy severely limited the organizational capacity of Brazoria's commercial liaisons. This embassy building was expanded in 1967, after Sierra joined the Conference of American States.
In 2001, due to the widespread use of asbestos in the 1967 renovations, the embassy was rebuilt alongside a newly neighboring public space, the Plaza of Amity. Both the embassy and the plaza were inaugurated in 2002 as one of the last official acts of then-Chancellor Dorothy Ann Richards' mandate. Minor repairs and renovations were made to the Embassy in early 2017, after the 2017 Pawnee earthquake caused a gas line under the building to rupture, starting a fire in the eastern part of the building which killed two members of the Embassy staff.
- Consular Section
- Brazorian Citizen Services
- Visa Services
- Commercial Section
- Defense Liaison
- Security Section
- Public Affairs Section
- Administration Section
- Other Brazorian government agencies
Brazoria maintains seven consulates general throughout Sierra: Honolulu, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco City, West Albuquerque. Consular agencies are maintained in nine Sierran cities: Bernheim, Cabo San Lucas, Cancún, Fort Travis, Irvine, Riverside, Reno City, San Jose, and Tucson.