Denver Sister Cities International - Sparking the New Global Conversation
The Envoy: News & Events from DSCI
February 2017
In This Issue
India Smart Cities Delegation Reception
Coming Events
Discover Northwest France
Committee Meetings
On Nov. 6, 2013, Mayor Shmuel Rifman and Mayor Michael Hancock established a Friendship City agreement between Denver and Ramat HaNegev, Israel, resulting in the exchange of hundreds of high school-aged youth and young professionals.
On January 30 2017, Mayor Rifman passed.
May his memory be a blessing.

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Board of Directors
Tyler Rauert, President
Jessica Skibo, Vice-President
Michael Frank, Treasurer
Jason Nagy, Historian
Jim Aubrey, At-Large
Sean Bradley, At-Large
David Dickerson, At-Large
Debbie Kacik, At-Large
Devron McMillin, At-Large
Manuel Moreno, At-Large
Derek Okubo, At-Large
Sverrie Ragnarsson, At-Large
Gayle Stallings, Liaison
Christopher Teed, At-Large
Beth Hendrix, Executive Director

City Leadership Advisory Council
France Addington-Lee, Kunming Co-Chair
Maria Allen, Potenza Chair
Pani Beigi, Chennai Chair
Steve Comstock, Takayama Chair
Laurette Heppell, Brest Chair
Jeanie Johnson, Kunming Co-Chair
Charles Kreiman, Axum Chair
Joseph Odhiambo, Nairobi Chair
Gayle Stallings, Liaison
Andrew Thangasamy, Karmiel Chair
James Wagenlander, Ulaanbaatar Chair
Aaron and Lacey Walker, Akureyri Co-Chairs
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As USTDA's " Making Global Local " partners in Colorado, Denver Sister Cities International and the Colorado Department of Economic Development and International Trade (COEDIT) are pleased to organize 
an evening welcome and networking reception for 
US Trade & Development Agency's 
India "Smart Solutions for Smart Cities" 
visit to Denver.
Thursday, February 2
6:30pm - 9pm
OZ Architecture
3001 Larimer St.

India's " Smart Cities Mission " has named 100+ smart cities throughout India. At President Obama and Prime Minister Modi's  historic summit  in September 2014, the US Government welcomed India's offer for US industry to be the lead partner in developing smart cities in Ajmer, Allahabad and Visakhapatnam. In 2015, the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) signed MoUs with the Indian States of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh to cooperate on these three smart cities. USTDA is sponsoring 10-12 officials from India's cities of  Ajmer , Jaipur, Kota and Udaipur, State of Rajasthan and Ministry of Urban Development on a "smart solutions for smart cities" tour, traveling through Washington, DC; Austin, TX; and Denver, CO.

For additional info about Ajmer and State of Rajasthan Smart Cities, visit:
Don't miss these upcoming events!

Japanese welcoming of Spring

In with fortune!
Tuesday, February 7th
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Sonoda's Aurora
3108 South Parker Road
Register here!
Year of the Rooster
Sunday, February 12th
4:30 - 8:30
Empress Seafood Restaurant
2825 W. Alameda Ave, Denver
Register here
Mardi Gras

Benefitting the 
Denver-Brest student exchange!
Friday, February 25th
5:30 - 9:00
DSCI at Geotech
2650 E 40th Ave, Denver
Register Here!
June 4 - 15, 2017
Discover Northwest France
Paris - Giverny - Louviers - Normandy - 
Mont Saint-Michel - Locronan - Quimper 
Limited to 12 people
All events listed are open to the public -- 

Thursday, February 2th, 6:30 - 9:00:  INDIA SMART CITIES DELEGATION RECEPTION; OZ Architecture, 3001 Larimer St., Denver. Register HERE

Monday, February 6th, 5:30pm: MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MAYOR SHMUEL RIFMAN ; Temple Emmanuel , 51 Grape St, Denver

Tuesday, February 7th, 7:00 - 9:00pm : SETSUBUN with the TAKAYAMA COMMITTEE ; Sonoda's Sushi, 3108 S. Parker Road, Aurora. Register HERE

Tuesday, February 7th, 6:30 - 8:30pm: SAVEUR DE BRETAGNE with the BREST COMMITTEE; Alliance Francaise, 571 Galapago St., Denver. Register HERE

Wednesday, February 8th, 6:00 - 8:00pm: AXUM ; DSCI at WTCD in Geotech, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver

Friday, February 10th, 6:00 - 8:00pm: BREST; DSCI at WTCD in Geotech, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver

Sunday, February 12th, 4:30 - 8:00pm: CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION AND BANQUET with the KUNMING COMMITTEE; Empress Restaurant, 2825 W. Alameda Ave., Denver. Register HERE

Monday, February 13th, 6pm: BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING; DSCI at WTCD in Geotech, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver

Tuesday, February 16th, 6pm: KARMIEL; The Bagel Deli, 6439 E. Hampden Ave.

Tuesday, February 16th, 7pm: TAKAYAMA; Private residence - please call the DSCI office at 303-832-1336 for address

Saturday, February 25th, 5:30pm: MARDI GRAS with the BREST COMMITTEE; DSCI at WTCD in Geotech, 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver. Register HERE