Mayor Sandra Freedman Visits Tampa Sister City Agrigento

Mayor Sandy Freedman leaves today for a three-day visit to one of Tampa’s sister cities, Agrigento, Italy. Located in the hills of Sicily, Agrigento (population 47,919) first was settled by the Greeks about 582 B.C. Its exports include olives, grapes, almonds, wheat, coral and sponge. A delegation from Agrigento visited Tampa last July. The city of Agrigento and Sister Cities of Tampa Inc., a privately funded organization, will pay for Freedman’s trip. Sister Cities International, the parent organization of Tampa’s sister cities group, was . in 1956 to foster cultural and trade exchanges between U.S. cities and towns across the globe. Along with Agrigento, Tampa’s other sister cities are Barranquilla, Colombia; Cordoba, Argentina; and Oviedo, Spain. After her visit to Agrigento, Freedman is ‘, to go on vacation and plans to return to work June 1.

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Tampa Sister Cities Committee, Inc. is a non-profit corporation that aims to involve people and organizations at all levels of our society in personal diplomacy. Incorporated on July 12, 1967, as a non-profit corporation and defined in its articles of incorporation as a membership organization to foster better international understanding and cooperation through Sister City relationships. Citizens of Tampa who desire to become directly involved with another culture and share their culture by linking with a community in another country can join the Tampa Sister Cities Committee, Inc. and participate in the many affiliations' activities.