Charlottesville Looks to Choose Next Sister City
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville is working to narrow down its list of potential cities to become the next sister city.
On Tuesday, May 21, the Charlottesville Sister City Commission held a meeting to discuss two potential locations.
Those include Taxco, Mexico, which is located southwest of Mexico City, and Huehuetenango, which is in the western half of Guatemala.
Right now, the commission is only considering cities in Spanish-speaking countries.
“There are Guatemalans in Charlottesville,” Jordan Lindbeck, a presenter at the meeting, said. “A lot of the Latin Americans that are in the area, there are a lot from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, but there are people from Guatemala as well who live here."
If a new city is selected, it would take three years of being a “friendship city” before becoming an official sister city.
That city would replace Pleven, Bulgaria, which has become dormant over time.
Charlottesville's other sister cities are Winneba, Ghana; Besancon, France; and Poggio a Caiano, Italy.