News release from the City of Fort Wayne:
Mayor Henry to travel to Gera, Germany for Sister Cities visit
(September 28, 2012) – Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry will join a local delegation for a visit to Gera, Germany as part of the Sister Cities program. The local delegation will leave Oct. 2 and return Oct. 8.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Fort Wayne-Gera relationship. Collaborative efforts have included student exchanges, government delegation visits, cultural exchanges (musicians, artists, troupes) and exchanges between police and parks departments.
In addition, a delegation from Gera will visit Fort Wayne in late October to continue the 20th anniversary celebration. The celebration will also include a visit by a delegation from Takaoka, Japan to celebrate the 35th anniversary between Fort Wayne and Takaoka.
“I am so thankful for the Sister Cities partnership,” said Mayor Henry. “The focus on learning and citizen diplomacy is to be commended. Fort Wayne and our partner cities are committed to giving back and enhancing the quality of life for residents.”
The Sister Cities partnership allows for economic and cultural opportunities, as well as educational exchanges.