Monday, Jun 25, 2018
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio


Sister-city mayor visits Toledo

Delmenhorst, Germany leader to reaffirm partnership

Toledo Mayor Mike Bell will host Patrick de la Lanne, mayor of Delmenhorst, Germany, for a gala dinner today at the Toledo Club that will reaffirm the two communities' sister-city relationship.

Delmenhorst and Toledo became sister cities in 2002, and both mayors will sign an updated pledge tonight to celebrate the continuation of the cities' 10-year relationship. The German city of 74,500 is one of Toledo's 10 sister cities, which are scattered across South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

The Sister Cities International program facilitates educational, cultural, and exchange programs for Toledo residents and their foreign counterparts.

"It is an opportunity for us to learn about the cultures of cities around the world that are similar in size, similar in geography to Toledo," said Jen Sorgenfrei, a mayoral spokesman.

Mayor Bell has never traveled to Delmenhorst, and this is Mayor de la Lanne's first visit to Toledo.

Mayor de la Lanne will meet with community members and city councilmen during his visit. Ms. Sorgenfrei said Mayor de la Lanne is also interested in learning more about the American political system and will meet with representatives of both major political parties.

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2018 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…