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2013 Candidate Questionnaire Responses!

July 25, 2012

Lowell Sister City Initiative

by at 4:30 pm.

Salmira and I are happy to be part of this effort. We’ll be reaching out to more folks in the thriving Brazilian community, here in Lowell.

Mayor Murphy Seeking Nominations for Sister City Task Force Members and Sister City Committee Chairpeople
Lowell, MA – Mayor Patrick Murphy is currently seeking nominations for a five-member Sister City Task Force. This Task Force, whose meetings will be chaired by either the mayor or a named representative, will develop strategic goals and provide guidance for the Lowell Sister City Initiative.

In addition, Mayor Murphy is seeking Committee Chairs who will work to maintain and strengthen Lowell’s individual Sister City relationships.

For each Sister City, a Committee Chair will lead a group of interested citizens who will plan and implement ways to maintain the international relationship. The exact nature, frequency, and duration of the meetings will be determined by the Committee Chair and other committee members, as will the ways that the committee chooses to interact with the counterpart Sister City.

Any City of Lowell resident is eligible to serve on this Task Force or as a Committee Chair. All interested persons should submit a resume, along with a brief cover letter explaining their desire to work with Sister Cities, to the Mayor’s Office via e-mail (mayor@lowellma.gov) by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10.

The nine Sister Cities listed on the City of Lowell’s website are: Limerick, Ireland; St. Die des Vosges, France; Nairobi, Kenya; Barclayville, Liberia; Lobito, Angola; Winneba, Ghana; Bamenda, Cameroon; Berdyansk, Ukraine; and Bryansk, Russia.

Individuals interested in forming committees to establish new Sister City relationships are encouraged to contact the Mayor’s office by e-mailing mayor@lowellma.gov or calling (978) 674-1551.

Sister City relationships can serve several purposes. Primarily, they are an opportunity for direct educational and cultural exchange between citizens of different nations. In some cases, the relationships can grow to include business and travel connections, but at their most basic, elemental level, Sister City relationships can simply be a way to improve our residents’ knowledge about world geography, world cultures, and international communication.

For any questions about information contained in this press release, please contact Greg Page at (978) 674-1551 or e-mail gpage@lowellma.gov .

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