Fort Worth to Celebrate 30th Anniversary With German Partner

Fort Worth to Celebrate 30th Anniversary With German Partner

2016-11-29 12:59

Fort Worth, Texas – City Manager David Cooke and Sister Cities Chair Johnny Campbell leading group to Germany 

portanigraapsis1Fort Worth City Manager David Cooke and Fort Worth Sister Cities International Chair Johnny Campbell of Sundance Square will lead a delegation of eighteen Fort Worth Ambassadors to Trier, Germany November 30 – December 8 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the partnership as sister cities. The mission’s purpose is to build economic, cultural, and diplomatic ties between Fort Worth and Germany.

3220406_1_Weihnachtsmarkt-Trier-G6B58CTU1.1-ORG“Fort Worth is eager to recommit to this important relationship with Germany and looks forward to many more beneficial exchanges between our two cities.  Our commitment to growing our educational, business, and cultural connections must remain a long-term priority for sustainability of our relationship with Trier,” said Johnny Campbell.

trierpanoramapallienWhile there the delegation will visit local sites of interest including the famed Christkindl markets, as well as a local refugee clinic. The exchange will also include visits to Heidelberg, Cologne, and the neighboring country of Luxembourg.

The delegation is being led by Johnny Campbell, Chairman of the Board; Hannah Behrens, Trier Chair; Michael S. Hyatt, Director Emeritus; Mary Palko, Director Emerita; Mae Ferguson, President/CEO; David Cooke, City Manager; Rae Hyatt, Board of Directors; Greg Jackson, Budapest Chair; and Michael Parker, Board of Directors.

ttm_basilikatrier2Trier was signed as Fort Worth’s second sister city. Signed in 1987, this partnership has resulted in many programs including: high school and university exchanges; partnerships with artists to participate in the Main Street Arts Festival; municipal exchanges with the Fort Worth Fire Department; internships in the Fort Worth Sister Cities’ office, as well as local law firms; cultural exchanges featuring regional cuisine and customs; and hunting expeditions into the mountains of Germany and across the plains of Texas.

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