Sister City - Omitama, Japan
Glenda Purkis, City Representative
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Sister City relationship developed from Japanese interns coming to the Harold Scanlan dairy farm. In 1984 an agreement to form a Sister City relationship between Abilene and Minori, Japan was signed. Since that time adult and student delegations have made annual visits to the others towns.
The Sister City Committee identified student exchanges/youth friendships, daily life experience and cultural experience as the main emphasis of the program.
- Long range plans are to continue to develop this opportunity for understanding other cultures and increase understanding of Sister City purpose and goals by continuing present programming.
- Future plans are to appoint a Publicity Committee to publicize activities and opportunities, to solidify "Friends of Sister City Organization" and develop memberships, form a Student Committee, pursue cultural exchanges and develop professional exchanges. The committee will research Minori's expectations of the program and their interest in building a Japanese house.
- If you would like to attend a meeting you can view.....Agendas Page!