Macon-Bibb County had some very particular guests this week from throughout the Atlantic Ocean! The Vice Mayor of our sister metropolis, Mâcon, France, Emilie Clerc, and Chair of Macon’s Twinning Committee, Agnes Pont, made the journey to have a good time the recommitment of Twinning after 50 years.
They, together with Mayor Lester Miller, held a Twinning Ceremony on Monday, October 24, at Metropolis Corridor. This Ceremony was an opportunity for the 2 cities to recommit their relationship to one another. You possibly can watch it right here. They have been first joined in 1972, and Government Director of Neighborhood Affairs Dr. Henry Ficklin and Workplace of Small Enterprise Affairs Director Charise Stephens represented Macon-Bibb County at an analogous ceremony in Mâcon, France in July 2022. By becoming a member of collectively, the cities agree to advertise peace by mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation.
“We’re so proud to have the ability to host our neighbors and present them what Macon-Bibb County is all about,” mentioned Mayor Miller. “Whereas we might dwell in numerous elements of the world and communicate totally different languages, we’re very related within the sense of how tight-knit our communities are.”
Mayor Miller additionally offered Clerc and Pont with a key to Metropolis.
“Range strengthens our group and is vital now greater than ever,” mentioned Dr. Ficklin. “Tradition exchanges assist to make the world a greater and extra peaceable place.”
“It has been an honor to share the story of Macon and its various group and expansive tradition with our Sister Metropolis, and to showcase our group internationally,” mentioned Gary Wheat, Go to Macon President & CEO.
Go to Macon hosted the representatives from Mâcon, France since final Thursday, October 20. Led by Director of Vacation spot Improvement Trish Whitley, that tour included: eating at some favourite downtown eating places; holding a guided tour of the Ocmulgee Mounds Nationwide Historic Park with Tracie Revis and Seth Clark on behalf of the Ocmulgee Nationwide Park and Protect Initiative; touring our historic Capricorn Studios; attending the Central Georgia Greek Competition, Macon Beer Competition, and Arts & Jazz on Riverdale; visiting Lake Tobesofkee, and extra.
Click on right here to see footage from the ceremony.