Asheville hosts mayor of Valladolid, Mexico and official delegation for Asheville Sister Cities events

Press release from Asheville Sister Cities:

Asheville Sister Cities is at it again! Fresh on the heels of their Scottish delegation in September and new sister city partnership with Dunkeld and Birnam, Perthshire, Scotland, the organization is busily preparing for a visit by the Mayor of Valladolid, LEP. Alpha Alejandra Tavera Escalante, members of her staff, and committee delegates.

While here, the group will engage in community meetings, educational visits, health and human services roundtable discussions, tourism, and economic development programs. The two cities will work collaboratively to create more opportunities for the exchange of ideas and opportunities between Asheville and Valladolid.

Currently, two exchange students from the Valladolid area are studying at Asheville High School for the year. Additionally, Asheville Sister Cities just completed a project with area Rotary Clubs to purchase 110 wheelchairs that will be sent to our two Mexican sister cities, Valladolid, and San Cristobal de las Casas.

Asheville now has seven sister cities around the world: Saumur, France; Vladikavkaz, Russia; Karpenisi, Greece; Osogbo, Nigeria; Valladolid, and San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico; and Dunkeld and Birnam, Scotland.

Mayor Esther E. Manheimer will officially welcome the Mayoral Delegation at a Reaffirmation Signing Event for the sister city relationship on
*Friday, October 13th, from 12-2:00pm at the U.S. Cellular Banquet Hall upstairs.*

About Thomas Calder
Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. His writing has appeared in Gulf Coast, the Miracle Monocle, Juked and elsewhere. His debut novel, The Wind Under the Door, is now available.

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