International delegations visit Coral Gables facilities in April

Hope Gibbs and Betty Mendoza from the Gables Fire Department give a brief tour of Station 1 to the international delegation.

Two separate delegations of Latin American mayors and council members made official visits to Coral Gables during April to gain knowledge on essential city operations.

On Apr. 26, approximately 80 dignitaries from the American Foundation for Development (Fundación Americana para el Desarrollo) representing municipalities from Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Dominican Republic were welcomed by Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason, a former diplomat, and representatives from the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.

The delegation toured the Fire Department’s Station 1, received a presentation about the Police Department’s crime prevention programs and enjoyed a bus tour around the city.

The following day, another delegation from ExpoMundi with approximately 15 mayors and council members from Guatemala also made an official visit to Coral Gables to learn about the history of the city and to know more about its public safety programs.

Both groups expressed their appreciation for the city’s warm welcome and willingness to share expert knowledge about municipal operations.

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