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File #: 0267X-2016    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/2/2016 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 11/7/2016 Final action: 11/10/2016
Title: To acknowledge and celebrate the relationship between Columbus, Ohio and Accra, Ghana as Sister Cities
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Shannon G. Hardin, Elizabeth Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Mitchell Brown, Jaiza Page, Michael Stinziano, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson, Zach M. Klein, Zach M. Klein

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To acknowledge and celebrate the relationship between Columbus, Ohio and Accra, Ghana as Sister Cities

 

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WHEREAS, on November 30, 2015 then Mayor Michael B. Coleman announced a formal partnership with Accra, Ghana, establishing them as a Sister City; and

 

WHEREAS, Sister Cities International exists to create and strengthen partnerships between U.S. and international communities in an effort to increase global cooperation, promote cultural understanding, and stimulate economic development; and

 

WHEREAS, on November 11th, 2016 a Columbus delegation composed of leaders from non-profit, private, and public sectors will travel to Accra; and

 

WHEREAS, city leaders believe it is in the best interest of Columbus to continue this partnership, adhering to Mayor Andrew J. Ginther's call to reduce barriers through strong relationships, leading to successful business and cultural development; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

That this Council does hereby recognize the delegation from Columbus to Accra as they further cultural understanding, strengthen business ties, and build a lasting partnership between these two great cities.