On June 7, 2018, the Boston-Strasbourg Sister City Association celebrated its 58th Anniversary!
Strasbourg Mayor, Roland Ries, came to Boston for the occasion. He also participated in Mayors’ International Climate Summit organized by Boston Mayor, Marty Walsh.
The Consul General of France in Boston, Valéry Freland, invited the Boston Strasbourg Sister City Association at the Residence of France in Cambridge to celebrate the association’s 58th anniversary with Strasbourg Mayor, Roland Ries, and his team.
From left to right: Consul General, Valéry Freland - BSSCA President here in Boston, Mary-Louise Burke - Strasbourg Mayor, Roland Ries - James Colimon, Manager of International Partnerships at the City of Boston - Francis Hirn, President of the jumelage association in Strasbourg.
During his visit to Boston, Mayor Ries also attended the Mayors’ International Climate Summit organized by Boston Mayor, Marty Walsh.
Both teams took the time to discuss possible festivities for the sister city association’s 60th anniversary in 2020. Cultural events, concerts and exhibitions could be organized on both sides of the Atlantic... Definitely, stay tuned for more to come!
Find here an article in French about Mayor Ries’ visit to Boston: https://www.strasbourg.eu/-/roland-...
Information about the International Mayors’ Climate Summit in Boston: https://www.boston.gov/internationa...
Information about the Boston Strasbourg Sister City Association here in Boston: http://boston-strasbourg.webs.com/
The association has fostered the relationship between the sister cities of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and Strasbourg, Alsace, France for over 50 years! Boston and Strasbourg began their association in 1960 thanks to the inspiration of Strasbourg native, Charles Munch, then conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Over the last 58 years, the BSSCA has entertained Strasbourg mayors, sponsored numerous student exchanges, sent Bostonians to the European Parliament, scientists to French laboratories, business students on internships, and enabled bakers, firemen, community gardeners, artists, and musicians to visit their sister city.