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Renton Sister City Delegation to Visit Japan in April 2014

December 4, 2013

Roger Richert
, Renton Sister Cities Association 206-232-1700
Sonja Mejlaender, Community Relations and Events 425-430-6514
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator 425-430-6569

Community leaders and Renton residents are invited to participate

RENTON – Plans are underway for the next City of Renton sister city delegation visit to Nishiwaki, Japan. The trip is open to community leaders and residents interested in representing Renton. The delegation trip will celebrate and honor the 45th anniversary of the Renton-Nishiwaki relationship (1969-2014). Delegates will meet Nishiwaki’s Mayor and Council, tour attractions such as historical sites and the Science Museum, experience a traditional tea ceremony and sightsee around Nishiwaki. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at Renton City Hall in Council Conference Room #720. Attendees will meet members of past delegation trips, learn more about the upcoming trip, and be able to ask questions.

The week-long trip is tentatively scheduled for April 2014; delegate participation must be confirmed by February 10, 2014. Delegates will be responsible for their own expenses (including hotel and airfare), but home-stay accommodations will be available in Nishiwaki, making travel arrangements more affordable. If you would like to attend the informational meeting on January 7, 2014, and/or are interested in becoming part of the 2014 delegation trip, please contact Roger Richert, chairman of the Renton-Nishiwaki Sister City Committee, at roger@richertnet.com or 206-232-1700 for more information.

The Renton Sister Cities Association (RSCA) is a nonprofit organization working in partnership with the City of Renton to enhance citizen understanding and appreciation for other cultures and promote international goodwill and cooperation through people to people relationships world-wide. RSCA programming and activities provide opportunities that engage Renton residents, organizations, groups, government, and businesses through social, cultural, humanitarian, arts, health, economic, and educational activities and events. Renton’s Sister Cities are Nishiwaki, Japan (est. 1969) and Cuautla, Mexico (est. 2001).