Charlottesville Names Sister City

By: Venton Blandin
By: Venton Blandin

October 20, 2006

The city of Charlottesville and French city of Besancon joined hands at City Hall Friday morning.

The two cities officially recognized each other as a sister city. Dignitaries of both cities signed a charter distinguishing the two. More than a hundred people watched Mayor David Brown and the French mayor sign the charter after working on it for the last couple years.

A former city councilor who worked on the project said having a sister city is more than a cliche'.

The city of Charlottesville has two other sister cities still standing, and another sister city which is extinct.

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