The Lord Honourable Mayor Lisa Scaffidi along with delegates from Australia joined Houston’s Mayor Annise Parker at the Julia Ideson Library of the 30th Anniversary in celebration of Houston and Perth. Mayor Scaffidi presented Mayor Parker with a original piece of artwork from a local artist Jessica Faulk.
Members of the AACC including out top sponsors and board members joined us for this great night.
Background on Houston and Perth Sister Cities:
In the 1980s, when Houston sought to expand its global ties, Perth was an attractive partner for a Sister City partnership based in large part on these historical ties and the strong synergies between the two cities’ energy sectors. The association was formally created under Mayor Kathy Whitmire in 1983 and for its first fourteen years the HPSCA was a standalone organization. Since 1997 the Houston-Perth Sister Cities Association has served as a Committee of the Australian-American Chamber of Commerce, Houston.