Sister Cities Commission
The City Council voted unanimously at its April 21, 2020 meeting to add Cancun, Mexico, as Naperville’s third Sister City. Hear from Councilwoman Patty Gustin, liaison to the Sister Cities Commission, as to why this partnership is so important in connecting Naperville’s citizens to the larger global community.
Sister Cities Commission Hosts Young Artists Competition
The Naperville Sister Cities Commission recently hosted its 2020 Young Artists competition. This annual contest encourages youth from around the globe to express the mission of Sister Cities International through original artwork.
This year’s theme, “One World: Out of Many We Are One” highlights citizen diplomacy and the creative ways that we create peace through people-to-people interaction.
City Councilwoman Patty Gustin Meets with Cancun Officials
In February 2020, City Councilwoman Patty Gustin, who serves as the liaison from the Council to the Sister Cities Commission, met with the Mayor of Cancun, Mexico, and her staff. Cancun has been considered by the Sister Cities Commission as a potential good fit for a new Sister City. (On April 21, the City Council unanimously voted to make Cancun Naperville's third Sister City.)
Naperville previously donated a retired Fire Department ladder truck to Cancun after Cancun officials approached the City. The ladder truck is used in Cancun's high-rise area.