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 Sister City Signing

On Thursday, September 27, 2012, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett signed the County's second Sister City agreement. At a signing ceremony in Gondar, Ethiopia, Leggett said "I am so pleased to establish this bond with one of Africa's most historic and important cities". Thirty-eight individuals, including County community and business leaders, representatives from Montgomery College, and County officials. All County officials who participated in the trip paid all their own expenses and took vacation time. The purpose of the program is to encourage and foster friendship, partnership and mutual cooperation through educational, cultural, social, economic, humanistic and charitable exchanges between the people of Montgomery County and communities of other nations.