May 16-20, 2017 was packed with events as 15 delegates and 2 assistants from Hokuto City, Japan, came to renew the ties between our two regions. This year we were honored to welcome Hokuto's newly elected mayor, the Hon. Eiko Watanabe.
During her stay, she brought greetings to the Judge Executive of Madison County and the mayors of both Berea and Richmond. On behalf of the sister-region relationship, the four leaders signed a special declaration affirming the 30 year old commitment to this partnership. She expressed her deep hope that these special ties can give hope, strength and peace to both communities for years to come.Read more
The Delegation has returned from a superb excursion into Japanese culture, food, and hospitality. We had a great time learning from each other on matters as important as city finance, to the even more important ability to eat with chopsticks! Here's a to the photo album on the Madison County International Committee FaceBook page. "Like" us to get news and info from there too!
Check out the 2015 Japanese and American 4th and 5th Grade Student Art. This year students on both sides of the Pacific decided to illustrate classic folk tales from both countries. You can check out their galleries here:
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