Cincinnati celebrates 25 years with sister city Nancy, France

Did you know that Cincinnati has nine sister cities across the world?
From youth ambassador and teacher exchange programs to swapping economic, medical, art and culinary ideas, Cincinnati is able to both share and learn from others.
Last week, Cincinnati and Nancy, France, which is located in the northeastern region of the country, celebrated 25 years of partnership.
One way that partnership is highlighted is through the Place de Cincinnati, described by President of the Cincinnati-Nancy France Sister City Association Carla Walker as “a bricks and mortar manifestation of the friendship, and a model for what municipal cooperation between sister cities can look like.”
It’s located at the center of an urban renewal project in Nancy, and is the product of a collaborative effort between Cincinnati Parks and Nancy municipal departments.
“Anyone walking through the plaza or living in that area becomes familiar with Cincinnati,” Walker says.
And French delegates who convened in Cincinnati last week took ideas for best practice with them to Nancy, as they toured local hospitals and met with representatives from local colleges.
“Cincinnati has gained a municipal partner with which we can share, learn and explore ways of addressing challenges,” Walker says. “We've gained invaluable friendships at all levels throughout our community, including but not limited to educators, entrepreneurs, artisans, healthcare professionals and the public sector. We've offered the same in return.” 

Do Good: 

•    Like and follow the Cincinnati-Nancy France Sister City Association on Facebook.

•    Get involved by becoming a member, and help to create future projects, build connections and learn more about Nancy, France. Contact the nonprofit if you are interested. Membership is only $10.

•    Learn more about other Cincinnati Sister Cities.

Read more articles by Brittany York.

Brittany York is a freelance writer, adjunct English composition instructor and server at Orchids at Palm Court. She loves travel and photography. Keep up with Brittany on Instagram @brittbrittbrittbrittany.
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