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File #: RS2021-980    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/21/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 6/1/2021 Final action: 6/1/2021
Title: A resolution commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the Sister City Partnership between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County ("Nashville"), the capital of the State of Tennessee, United States of America and Caen, the capital of the Calvados Department in the Normandy region of France.
Sponsors: Burkley Allen, Tanaka Vercher, Bob Mendes, Courtney Johnston, Angie Henderson, Sharon Hurt, Robert Swope, Kathleen Murphy, Tonya Hancock, Bob Nash, Erin Evans, Russ Pulley, Joy Styles, Freddie OConnell, Colby Sledge, Zulfat Suara, Ginny Welsch, Jeff Syracuse, John Rutherford, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Thom Druffel, Antoinette Lee, Delishia Porterfield, Emily Benedict, Kyonzte Toombs
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A resolution commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the Sister City Partnership between the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County ("Nashville"), the capital of the State of Tennessee, United States of America and Caen, the capital of the Calvados Department in the Normandy region of France.
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WHEREAS, the Sister Cities idea 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, in furtherance of these goals, the citizens of Nashville, capital of Tennessee, United States of America, and the citizens of Caen, capital of the Calvados Department in the Normandy Region of the country of France, have declared their willingness to work together for the purpose of creating mutual understanding and ensure a future of peace and freedom by creating a world of friendship; and
WHEREAS, our citizens have enjoyed reciprocal exchanges in law, business, medicine, tourism, culture and arts, sports, government, and education; and
WHEREAS, we commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of this robust sister city partnership and treaty originally signed on April 11, 1991 by Bill Boner, Mayor of Nashville, and Jean-Marie Girault, Mayor of Caen; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government, through its Council, does recognize and support 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 Caen, Normandy, France and to encourage cooperation between citizens in the areas of business, medicine, tourism, culture and the arts, sports, law, education and government.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE METORPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. The Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record congratulating Sister Cities of Nashville on the thirtieth anniversary of its offici...

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