Montgomery County Sister Cities Reps Discuss Next Priorities During Annual Meeting (PHOTOS)

It was a night filled with music, food, and art from across the world.

Dozens of residents gathered at Veterans Plaza on Thursday evening for Montgomery County Sister Cities annual meeting.

“We have the chance at this meeting to introduce our programs to the community at large,” William Nance, chairman for Montgomery County Sister Cities said.

To help ensure that Montgomery County was an open and welcoming community, County Executive Ike Leggett established the sister city program through the Office of Community Partnerships back in 2006.

The objective of the program was to make people-to-people connections through cultural exchanges.

Montgomery County has four sister cities including: Morazan, El Salvador; Gondar, Ethiopia; Xi’an, China; and Hyderabad, India.

Each sister, according to Nance, has a subcommittee to identify activities the sister cities may need.

“This is important because it gives people from Montgomery County a chance to exchange ideas with other people and other countries,” Nance said.

Organizers said next, they are hoping to create a exchange program for participants to visit Montgomery County.

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Mitti Hicks

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Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at MHicks@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter @mittimegan.

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