Indiana's premier statewide citizen diplomacy and international exchange conference.

Saturday, September 11th

9:30 AM - 2:00 PM



In an effort to reach a wider audience domestically and internationally, this year's symposium will take place virtually with live and prerecorded components.

"Leading with Resilience"

Keynote Conversation with Community Leaders

Judith Thomas

Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood Engagement, City of Indianapolis

Palermo Galindo

Chairman, Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs, State of Indiana

Jane Gehlhausen

Moderator and Honorary Chair, Sister Cities International

Keynote Description

Join Deputy Mayor Thomas of Indianapolis and Palermo Galindo, Chairman, Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs, for the State of Indiana and former City of Fort Wayne Mayor's Office, Community Liaison Manager of Community Relations, Community Development for a joint conversation discussing leading with resilience during challenging times.
The two leaders will share their insights about how their communities' Sister Cities programs support neighborhood community building. Each leader works closely with the mayors of their cities and recognize the efforts of the many Sister City volunteers who bring cohesion to their respective cities of Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.
With Sister Cities International being a Mayor to Mayor program for facilitating international exchanges, each leader plays an instrumental leadership role in supporting the vitality of their cities' international initiatives.
During their informal conversation, each will address how Sister Cities groups can help meet the challenges for their community members' "Leading with Resilience" our theme of the 2021 Symposium.

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