Fort Worth Pursuing Possible French Partner

FORT WORTH, TX – Sister Cities leadership to visit Nîmes, France

Fort Worth Sister Cities International has launched a long-range plan to select  new sister cities in countries where they can build mutually beneficial relationships through international education, exchanges and commerce. Nîmes, France is currently being considered.

“Our goal is to promote Fort Worth globally and enrich our local community creating a more peaceful and prosperous world for all. We find that important now more than ever,” said Johnny Campbell, board chairman and CEO of Sundance Square.

Sister Cities is sending a leadership team this month to explore the potential partnership with Nîmes which has a population of 142, 205.  Nîmes also has a rich history dating back 2000 years and is currently a candidate to be a UNESCO World Site because of its Roman history and monuments.  Nîmes also boast to be the starting point of this year’s Tour of Spain, the second most important cycling event in France after the Tour de France.  This will be the first time the tour of Spain has started in a city outside of Spain.

While in Nîmes, the Sister Cities team will meet with city officials, educators, chambers of commerce, as well as other economic development organizations, and civic clubs. They will also visit cultural attractions.

Anyone interested in learning more about this possible partnership or to get involved with future programs and exchanges focused on Nîmes, please submit your contact information to danielle@fwsistercities.org.