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Resolution RS2019-1620

A resolution commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Sister City Partnership between Nashville, Tennessee and Mendoza, Republic of Argentina.

WHEREAS, the Sister Cities concept was inaugurated in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to establish friendship and understanding between the people of the United States and other nations through person-to-person exchange; and

WHEREAS, Sister Cities of Nashville, Inc. was founded in 1990 for the express purpose of promoting economic development and global understanding by assisting and encouraging the citizens of Nashville to form friendships and contacts with cities throughout the world; and

WHEREAS, in furtherance of these goals, the citizens of Nashville, capital of Tennessee, United States of America, and the citizens of Mendoza, capital of the Province of Mendoza, Republic of Argentina, have declared their willingness to work together for the purpose of creating mutual understanding and insure a future of peace and freedom by creating a world of friendship; and

WHEREAS, our citizens have enjoyed reciprocal exchanges in culture and art, public administration, tourism, entrepreneurism, and education at both the high school and university level; and

WHEREAS, we commemorate the tenth anniversary of this robust Sister City partnership and treaty originally signed on February 20, 2009 by Karl Dean, Mayor of Nashville and Dr. Victor Fayad, Mayor of Mendoza; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council hereby recognizes and supports this partnership in hopes it will continue to grow and continue to build lasting friendships between the people of Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America and Mendoza, Argentina, and to encourage cooperation between citizens in the areas of business, tourism, culture and the arts, sports, education and government.


Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as commemorating and celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Sister City Partnership between Nashville, Tennessee and Mendoza, Republic of Argentina.

Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.


Colby Sledge

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Legislative History

Referred toRules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee

IntroducedFebruary 19, 2019

AdoptedFebruary 19, 2019

ApprovedFebruary 20, 2019

ByMayor Briley's signature

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