Last year Katy Wilson, director of Belmont Health Services, was part of Nashville’s Sister City delegation to Mendoza, Argentina. This weekend Mendoza Mayor Victor Fayad will visit Nashville for his first visit since the two cities joined in partnership. Mayor Fayad will shadow Nashville Mayor Karl Dean for a day to have a greater understanding of Dean’s duties and responsibilities, and he will also enjoy some time at Belmont including a brief lunch sponsored by Dr. Jeff Overby, chair of International Business, with guests that include Wilson, Professor David Julseth (chair of Foreign Languages), Professors Natalia Pelaz and Paolo Boero. Following the lunch School of Pharmacy Dean Dr. Phil Johnston will lead a tour of McWhorter Hall
While in Nashville Mayor Fayad will also tour the State Capitol, the police department and corrections facilities, as well as have meetings with the Nashville Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, Nashville Chamber and the Nashville Symphony. Sister Cities is a volunteer organization under the mayor’s office which exists for the purpose of cultural and educational exchange. Nashville has several Sister Cities: Edmonton, Alberta; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Caen, France; Magdeburg, Germany; and Tiyuan, China. Wilson serves as a Sister Cities’ board member and has been to Argentina several times in this capacity. For more information visit the Sister Cities Nashville Web site at www.scnashville.org/.