In 1997, the cities of Akron and Chemnitz, from the Free State of Saxony, Germany became official Sister Cities. Now, the two towns are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of their partnership.
Mayor Dan Horrigan has welcomed Barbara Ludwig, the mayor of Chemnitz, to town and had a full slate of meetings and events to showcase the Akron area. One of those events was an in-studio interview on the Ray Horner Morning Show.
Through an interpreter, Mayor Ludwig talks about the cultural exchanges throughout the relationship between the cities. Both towns have a rich industrial backgrounds, and Ludwig touched on the opportunities to bring jobs back to the areas.