In-coming Delegations.

Visit from Kharkiv Delegation

May 17, 2019 marked the beginning of the new chapter in the history of the Cincinnati Kharkiv Sister City Partnership with the signing of the new Memorandum of Understanding by Mayor John Cranley and Vice-Mayor Igor Terehkov.  This will provide the framework for projects and activities through 2022.  The Memorandum identifies the following priority areas for further cooperation between Cincinnati and Kharkiv:  

  • Energy Efficiency

  • Water supply, Sewage Water Processing

  • Efficiency in City Government

  • Business Cooperation and Professional Exchanges

  • Corruption Control

  • Studying specifics of organizing of work of Municipal Police 

  • Education   

  • Activity of Volunteer Organizations

  • Social Areas

  • Culture and Sports

Because of their interest in energy efficiency, their itinerary included a visit to the Cincinnati Zoo and the University of Cincinnati.

The Delegation from Kharkiv included newly elected President of the Kharkiv-Cincinnati Sister City Partnership Irina Bakumenko and KCSCP Board Member Olena Vynnyk along with members of the International Department for the City of Kharkiv, Viktoria Mariniuk and Olga Demianenko.

Flying Pig Marathon

Cincinnati welcomed a delegation of 5 runners from Kharkiv for the Flying Pig Marathon in early May.  Members of a running club in Ukraine, they set their sights on participating in Cincinnati’s annual race.  A link to the delegation can be found here.