Sunday, March 19, 2017

The next Lake Worth Sister City Board meeting is tomorrow (Monday, March 20th).

Due to a conflict with another meeting last Monday on Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, the Sister City Board meeting was rescheduled and will be tomorrow at 5:30 in the conference room at City Hall.

Some faces on the City Commission will soon change:
Soon-to-be former Commissioner Ryan Maier (beaming, blue shirt) is the City liaison to the Sister City Board and the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council as well. New liaisons will be chosen shortly.

To learn more about the City of Lake Worth’s Sister City Board, how to become a volunteer for this board, and sadly, about one of our very own neglected and forgotten Sister Cities, Lappeenranta, Finland, use this link. Other Lake Worth Sister Cities in need of attention and outreach are Saint-Marc, Haiti and Southend-on-Sea, England.

The City of Boynton Beach is taking big strides forward establishing a stronger relationship with the country of Finland. Below is recent news from The Lake Worth Herald, excerpts from an article titled, “Rauma, Finland Becomes Boynton Beach Sister City”:

The Finnish American Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon on Feb. 17, at Benvenuto’s restaurant, at which Boynton Beach Mayor Steven Grant formally announced the establishment of a Sister City relationship with Rauma, Finland. “Les Cayes, Haiti, and Qufu, China, are already our Sister Cities, so Rauma will be our third,” says Mayor Grant.

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     President Eisenhower championed the concept of Sister Cities in 1956, when he envisioned that fostering bonds between people from different communities around the world would create a path for peace and prosperity.

To learn about the Eisenhower Advisory Council use this link.