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Buffalo Sister Cities
Mayor's Liaison to Sister Cities
The origins of the Buffalo-Dortmund Sister City relationship can be traced back to 1972. A Dortmund native, Herbert Morgenroth, arrived in Buffalo as an exchange teacher at the University of Buffalo under the auspices of the Carl Duisberg Society, a German exchange program. Morgenroth was struck by the similarities between our City of Buffalo and his hometown of Dortmund. It is about the same size as Buffalo and its suburbs, is the site of the most famous steel company in Europe and is famous for its beer production. So struck was he by the possibilities of a Sister City relationship that he undertook to "talk it up". Morgenroth was living on LeBrun Street near the University Campus and an Eggertsville resident, Mr. John E. Ward, then principal of Genesee-Humboldt Junior High School, heard of Morgenroth's idea. The idea caught on with Ward and by 1974, he, Morgenroth and others broached the idea with Honorary German Consul in Buffalo, Mrs. Nathan "Brix" Barrell. In February of that year, their idea was formally presented to Mayor Stanley Makowski and the program was on its way.
Greg Engle, President
Buffalo-Kanazawa Sister City Committee was established over 30 years ago and is comprised of 120 local citizens. Kanazawa proudly maintains a sister city exhibit in main gallery of their City Hall with a large photograph of Buffalo's Current Mayor.
American Buffalo-Lille Association is headed by Dr. Jean F. Gounard, professor at the State University College and there is French Buffalo-Lille Association lead by Mmme Francoise Dujardin. There are many close business links, Cultural exchanges and personal and professional relationships that have been created and enhance by Buffalo-Lille Association. Over fifteen business in the Buffalo area are currently interacting with Lille businesses. The Buffalo-Lille Association was founded in 1989.
James Serafin, President
Siena, Italy - The Buffalo-Siena relationship dates back to 1961.
Buffalo Siena Cultural Council, Inc.
Peter LoJacono, President
Founded in 1984-85 Buffalo-Tver Sister Cities began by gathering interested people together to create a package of materials to introduce the people of Buffalo to the people of Tver. In 1986 the Buffalo Common Council passed a resolution supporting BTSC. BTSC was officially recognized in 1989 through an agreement signed by the Mayors of Buffalo and Tver.
Sean Shinners, President
Abeadze State, Ghana
Cape Coast, Ghana
St. Ann Parish, Jamaica
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Photos by Angel Art LTP, compliments of the Greater Buffalo Convention and Visitors Bureau. Additional photos by Adrian Roselli, compliments of Algonquin Studios