From Saltillo: New President elected

The partner organization of the Austin-Saltillo Sister Cities Association, the Comité Internacional Ciudades Hermanas Saltillo has elected a new president for 2017-2018: Jesus Castilla, a longtime, passionate supporter of international relations and the sister cities relationship between Austin and Saltillo. 

Read the original article announcing the presidency in Spanish or the English translation below: 

Saltillo, Couah.  – With 31 votes at a state-wide member meeting, the Saltillo International Sister Cities Committee elected Jesus Castilla Sanchez as President for 2017-2018.
Castilla Sanchez succeeds Juan Jose Cornejo, who concluded his tenure as head of the organization. The committee met Tuesday night at the Hampton Inn.  Notary Public Alberto Fabian Villarreal oversaw the voting process.

The following functioned as vote counters:  Jose Antonio Garcia Guerra and Jesus Jimenez Alvarez; various ex-presidents served as witnesses, including:  Lupita Escartin and Mario Ricardo.  Gabriela Strozzi and Luis Torres, of the municipal president’s (mayor’s) office, officiated over the proceedings.

The Committee’s new president recognized the excellent work done by his predecessor, Cornejo Martinez.  Mr. Martinez’ accomplishments include implementation of Saltillo Day in Austin, and Austin Day in Saltillo, which will be celebrated in the coming days, along with Saltillo’s anniversary as the capitol city of Coahuila. 

Meeting participants also included:  Jorge Tafich Martinez, secretary general of UOECES; Mirna Gonzalez, president, fire fighters’ association; business owners Miguel Whelock Aguayo, Mario Ricardo Hernandez, Franscisco Javier Grijalva; and numerous business owners and committee members.