Media Contact: Eunicia Baker, MPA - Senior Public Information Officer
City of North Miami
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North Miami, FL – 1/20/2017

North Miami Councilman Alix Desulme, Deputy City Manager Arthur H. Sorey, III., and Assistant Police Chief Larry Juriga joined Arcahaie Mayor Marie Rosemila Sainvil Petit Frere, Councilman Garry Joseph, and Councilman Wilson Jean-Francois to sign a Sister Cities agreement to foster economic, social and cultural development between the two cities. "Today we signed a Sister-City agreement to build on and strengthen economic, cultural and educational relationships between the cities of North Miami and Arcahaie, with the common goals of developing understanding and respect, while improving the quality of life for our respective residents," said Councilman Alix Desulme, who hails from the city of Arcahaie.   

The Sister City agreement commits both cities to identifying activities that can generate new initiatives to further nurture economic, social, and cultural relationships, as well as:
  • Mutual exchanges between commercial, educational, athletic and other civic groups;
  • Strengthen the links between institutions and public organizations;
  • Promote both cities to their respective business and academia sectors as locations for trade and investment;
  • Facilitate trade missions and business-to-business dialogue between the two cities;
  • Explore and encourage cooperation and exchange between local development agencies, and
  • Promote mutual leisure and business tourism opportunities.

The signing took place in City of Arcahaie. This is the second Sister City agreement signed by the City of North Miami since 2008. Photos from today’s ceremony will be accessible on the City’s Facebook page. 


About Sister Cities International
Founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956, Sister Cities International serves as the national membership organization for 570 member communities with relationships in 2,300 communities in 150 countries on six continents. This sister city network unites tens of thousands of citizen diplomats and volunteers who work tirelessly to promote the organizations’ mission of creating world peace and understanding through economic and sustainable development programs, youth and education projects, arts and culture, and humanitarian assistance. Facebook: Sister Cities International; Twitter: @SisterCitieslnt; Instagram: @SisterCitiesInt; Medium: @SisterCitiesInternational; Website:    

About North Miami, Florida
North Miami, Florida (pop. 60,000+) is a diverse community, located midway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale.  As the sixth largest city of Miami-Dade County, North Miami is committed to growth in its business community, while also focusing on issues such as education, the arts, leisure activities, and sustainability to provide a viable future for its residents and to preserve the City’s rich history since incorporating in 1926. For more information, visit:
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