The sister city relationship between Charlotte and Krefeld was established in 1986. Krefeld’s industrial economy and the common influence of the textile industries was one of the original reasons for the partnership. In the intervening years since then, both cities have undergone significant structural change. On October 20, the ACG talked with Julie Eiselt, Mayor Pro Tem in Charlotte, and Frank Meyer, Lord Mayor of Krefeld, about the current issues confronting their respective cities – and how they are preparing for the future.
This event is part of a series of [Virtual] Transatlantic Town Halls: German-American Mayors Forum, which is being organized by the American Council on Germany under the auspices of WunderbarTogether USA 2020, a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by the Goethe-Institut.