This week, Mayor Richard C. Irvin will host a delegation of four mayors from China and more than 20 senior members of their cities and various departments throughout the Zhejiang Province.
"It is my distinct pleasure to welcome the delegation from Zhejiang Province to Aurora," said Irvin. "Our global colleagues requested to learn more about some of our best practices with community collaborations, social governance and law enforcement. Of course, we are honored to share what we have learned and to learn from them as well. This is an invaluable opportunity to exchange ideas and to plan for the future."
During the one-day visit to Aurora, the delegation will meet with Mayor Irvin, members of his administration and area elected officials. The visit will also include an in-depth review of successful community partnerships, a discussion on local economic development and a tour of facilities with advanced technologies, including the Aurora Police Department.
The delegation's visit to Aurora is arranged by the 21 Century Institute, a non-profit organization headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and others areas of China. Its mission is to promote bilateral exchange between the United States and China.
With a population of nearly 55 million people, the Zhejiang Province is comprised of 36 counties, 22 county-level cities and 32 municipal towns. It is situated on the southeast coast of China near Shanghai.