SLT to celebrate visit by President of "Sister City" - Ameca, Mexico

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 08, 2019 / comments

<Chris Fiore>

South Lake Tahoe, CA- The Municipal President of Ameca will visit South Lake Tahoe on October 15th for a reception and official signing of the recently approved sister city agreement.

An active committee has been meeting for approximately 6 months to discuss the benefits of a “sisterhood”, such as cultural, culinary, music, and education exchanges, to name a few. Many residents in South Lake Tahoe have family roots in Ameca.

“Many Hispanic residents of South Lake Tahoe have close ties to Ameca, and there has been significant interest in South Lake Tahoe and Ameca in formalizing a Sister City relationship between the two cities,” said City Manager Frank Rush, “We are excited to recognize their leaders and ours during this reception and official signing ceremony.”

The Sister City Program, administered by Sister Cities International (SCI), was founded in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The founding principles of the Sister City movement were to encourage direct personal contact by establishing greater friendships between the United States and other nations through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation.

Today, SCI represents sister city programs of more than 1,100 U.S cities and their 2,000 partners in more than 120 countries worldwide. SCI is the premier organization for citizen diplomacy in the United States and leads the national movement for local community development and volunteer action in the global arena.

The reception will take place at City Hall from 4:30-5:30 and will include local fare and food familiar to Ameca as well. Food and drinks will be free, and the reception is open to the public. Mayor Brooke Laine and Amecan President Juan Valentin Serrano Jiménez will sign the official agreement during the City Council meeting.

WHAT: Reception for Municipal President of Ameca, Signing Ceremony

WHEN: Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 4:30-5:30

WHERE: City Hall, 1901 Lisa Maloff Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA