Mayor of Kansas Mark Funkhouser, president of Kansas City's sister city Michael Wood and other government official at the mayors reception
Columbus Sister City International President Barbara A.Pratzner
President of Sister Cities International Mae Ferguson from Washington, DC and Deogratias RutabanaMayors and other delegates at the conference
More conference in a diferent session More United States government oficials at the conference
Cerebration time during the evening
The conference was a place where you learn how to raise more money, find out how to economically develop our countries and communities through the Sister City program, gather new ideas to improve tolerance and understanding our countries, and find new sister cities. That's an Annual Conference - held once a year in July in a gorgeous destination city - and with hundreds of Sister City supporters, government officials, and Sister City leaders from around the globe. The conference is a place for networking, sharing, learning, and fun.
During the conference Tanzania was presented well by Deogratias Rutabana and Eslum Tucker . The Embassy of Tanzania in Washington, DC provided most of the materials used to demonstrate Tanzania which included the Power Point slide, DVD’s, and brochures. Kansas City is the sister city with Arusha.
Meetings concluded on Saturday at the Westin Crown Center Hotel and everyone gathered for the Kansas City Jazz Experience Gala in the Westin Ballroom and celebrated Kansas City style! Bebop, Blues and Big Band music played throughout the night, and mingling with old and new friends made thoughout the conference made this a memorable night.