City of Wichita officials will host Sister Cities International luminaries from Mexico cities Tlalnepantla and Cancun today through May 11. Wichita City Council members plan to attend several scheduled events, which are listed in the attached news release.
Sister Cities International is a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between U.S. and international communities. Its aim is to build global cooperation at the municipal level, promote cultural understanding and stimulate economic development. The program traces its roots to 1956, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed a “People-to-People” citizen diplomacy initiative.
For additional information regarding scheduled events or Sister Cities, please contact City Manager staffer Megan Buckmaster at 268-4351 or MBuckmaster@wichita.gov.
Download the Sister Cities Event Schedule (May 6-11, 2010).