Aurora and Chihuahua Solidify Their Sisterhood

Aurora and Chihuahua Solidify Their Sisterhood Aurora y Chihuahua firman su hermandad

AGREEMENT | Mike Coffman, Mayor of Aurora, Marco Bonilla, Mayor of Chihuahua. (Photos/Courtesy of Aurora Press)


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Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman and Chihuahua Mayor Marco Bonilla signed a sister cities agreement aimed at exchanging best practices, sharing public policies, and strengthening ties to promote the development of both cities. The sisterhood agreement was signed in Chihuahua, the capital city of the state of the same name, in northern Mexico.

Bonilla emphasized that sisterhood goes beyond geographical borders. “It’s about a union of two communities that share values, traditions, and a commitment to serving their residents,” said the Mayor of Chihuahua. Bonilla added that they hope to promote economic and cultural cooperation and create opportunities for businesses and residents of Chihuahua.

Aurora y Chihuahua firman su hermandad

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Coffman’s Perspective

According to Coffman, the agreement recognizes the Mexican community in Aurora. “This sisterhood is very important to me. Beyond the economic, cultural, or commercial and business development benefits that may arise from this relationship, it was vital to me that a sister city be established in Mexico, the home country of the majority of our immigrant residents, and specifically within Mexico, in Chihuahua,” emphasized the mayor.

Accompanying Coffman were Councilwoman Alison Coombs, Karlyn Shorb, Director of Aurora Sister Cities International, and Ricardo Gambetta, Director of the Office of International and Immigration Affairs. Also present in Chihuahua were members of the Mexico Working Group (ASCI-Mexico), Ana Valles and Abraham Morales; María González, Executive Director of Adelante Community Development; and Isabel Zamora, a representative of Amigos de México.

Aurora and Chihuahua Solidify Their Sisterhood Aurora y Chihuahua firman su hermandad

DELEGATION | Karlyn Shorb, Ricardo Gambetta, Alison Coombs, Mike Coffman, Marco Bonilla, Ana Valles, and Abraham Morales.

Other Sister Cities

Aurora’s current sister cities include Adama, Ethiopia; Ilopango, El Salvador; Jacó, Costa Rica; Seongnam City, South Korea; and Zielona Góra, Poland. Friendly cities include Antiguo Custcatlán, El Salvador; and New Taipei City, Taiwan. With one in five of its residents born in another country, Aurora is the most culturally diverse city in the state of Colorado and one of the most diverse in the country.

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