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Council Welcomes German Delegation

Mayor Ron Sandack and the Village Council welcomed officials from the city of Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany at their meeting on June 16, 2009. The Downers Grove community has been involved in cultural exchange with the city for nearly 25 years as a result of musical tours between students of Community High School District 99 and the Bietigheim-Bissingen Musikshule. District 99 has hosted many different Musikshule tours over the past 23 years, including multiple visits by their concert band, string orchestra, guitar orchestra, recorder ensemble, and accordion band.

This visit marks the first time that government officials from both cities have met in the spirit of global fellowship. Village Manager David Fieldman noted at the meeting that no public expenditures were used to fund this visit and thanked the following for their support and sponsorship:

  • Grove Foundation
  • District 99 Education Foundation
  • Downers Grove Moose Lodge
  • Rotary Club of Downers Grove
  • Kiwanis Club of Downers Grove
  • Sara Lee Corporation
  • Emmett’s Ale House
  • Ballydoyle
  • Doubletree Guest Suites and Conference Center
  • Dominick’s
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Events by Tommy R
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Metra
  • Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation
  • Downers Grove Downtown Management
  • Mr. Paul Lueken

Said Mayor Sandack, “This is another example of good community partnerships.”