Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Mayor Golan of Tel Mond, Israel and Mayor Shaw of Sarasota Signing the Sister Cities Agreement



Mayor Golan of Tel Mond, Israel and Mayor Shaw of Sarasota share gifts to their respective cities.  Sarasota gave the keys to the city, while Tel Mond gave an oil lamp from biblical times. Linda Hamilton, City Director of the relationship between Sarasota and Tel Mond, and Beth Ruyle Hullinger, President of Sarasota Sister Cities look on.























Sister Cities - Tel Mond Renewal    Since 1998, Sarasota and Tel Mond, Israel have been sister cities, and the citizens group which oversees the Sarasota Sister Cities program thought it would be good practice to renew the partnership agreements with our nine sister cities spanning the globe.

On Wednesday, a delegation from Tel Mond visited City Hall where
Mayor Willie Shaw presenting the Key to the City to
Tel Mond Mayor Roni Golan.
 
Mayor Willie Shaw and the Tel Mond Mayor, Roni Golan, signed dual partnership renewal agreements in English and Hebrew.  They also exchanged gifts on behalf of the Sister Cities program before discussing cultural and economic issues.

Sarasota is proud to continue its relationship with Tel Mond seeking and cultivating a broad spectrum of shared interests including the cultural arts, economics, and education.    



Excerpted From Briefs From Barwin, the report of the Sarasota City Manager