The signing ceremony to reaffirm the sister state relationship between the State of Oklahoma and Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, to be held Thursday, November 19th at 9:30 am.
Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb will sign the document on behalf of Governor Fallin.
The Vice-Governor of Kyoto, the President of the Kyoto Prefectural Assembly and 5 addition members of the Assembly, along with high level officials of the Kyoto Research Park are leading the Japanese delegation.
Sister Cities OKC presented its Global Vision Award to Clayton I. Bennett at the annual luncheon Wednesday, November 5, at the Petroleum Club.
Each year Sister Cities OKC recognizes an individual for outstanding leadership in fostering its core mission, promoting the ima ge, economic development, culture, business and educational projects connecting OKC and the world. “Connect globally, thrive locally.” The Sister Cities Board of Directors voted unanimously to honor Bennett with the 2014 Award. “The Thunder’s positive reach around the world is the most extraordinary event in Oklahoma City’s history,” Sister Cities President Vicki Gourley said. “In every corner of the world where cityans travel a Thunder hat, t-shirt or jacket brings the most astonishing number of reactions from the locals … smiles, thumbs up or chants of “Thunder! Thunder!”
“Clay’s vision of bringing an NBA team to our city has brought OKC fame and name recognition that no one could have ever imagined. The economic impact of The Thunder on Oklahoma City must be second only to oil and gas, “ Gourley continued. “The wholesome, family friendly demeanor of the entire OKC Thunder organization and its players under Clay’s leadership, has endeared the team to Oklahoma City residents and fans around the world.”
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Sister Cities OKC hosted an official delegation from Sister City Haikou, China. A dinner for The Honorable Han Bin, Director General, Haikou Foreign Affairs Office, and his official delegation was held at the Grand House. In attendance were former Mayor Ron Norick, Asst. Secreatry of State Chris Morris, Corporation Commissioner Bob Anthony and Jane Abraham from the Mayor’s office. Sister Cities Board members and representatives from OU, the Asian Society and the State Chamber round out the 40 persons at dinner. The delegation met with Mayor Mick Cornett the next morning.
We are glad to announce a Sister Cities OKC meeting with Sister Cities Board in Kigali, Rwanda and the Rwandan women of the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS program, several of whom were recently in OKC.
SISTER Cities OKC President Vicki Clark Gourley and Board Member Carol Sander presented a SCI FRIENDSHIP plaque to Kigali Vice Mayor Hope Tumukunde. The Kigali women arranged a dinner party for the OKC group at Chez Landau.