The City of Boulder established its relationship with Manté, Mexico with a ceremony on January 17, 2000, in Manté, a city of 117,000 people. Manté is located about 280 miles south of Brownsville, Texas, in the gulf coast state of Tamaulipas.
The Boulder-Mante Sister City relationship is an outgrowth of an annual medical mission to Mante developed by Boulder Community Hospital. The intent of the relationship is to expand the opportunity for citizens of both Boulder and Mante to know one another and to share according to the resources and abilities of each community.
In 2010, the City of Boulder honored Boulder Community Hospital for its 20th annual medical campaign to Mante and honored the 10th anniversary of the Boulder-Mante Sister City Committee. Likewise, the City of Boulder sent greetings to Mante on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Mexico's independence.
While violence in the northwest part of Mexico has led to a temporary suspension of exchanges between our two communities, the Boulder-Mante Sister City Committee has expressed to the citizens of Mante that, "Our Sister City relationship is a long term relationship--as often said in wedding vows: through good times and bad."
Manté, Mexico Sister City Project
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