Since 1992, Grand Rapids and Perugia have been joined as “Città Gemelle”, Sister Cities.
Meeting regularly on the first Tuesday of the month, the Perugia Sister City committee is comprised of individuals of Italian origin and/or those with a passion for the country, culture and language, and specifically for building bridges between Grand Rapids and Perugia.
Members support the goals of Grand Rapids Sister Cities International whose mission is to build relationships between Grand Rapids and its sister cities by promoting understanding and mutual respect through exchanges in culture, art, education, and community and economic development.
Current Perugia Committee Members:
- Leonardo Tombelli – Acting Chair
- Bonnie Burke – Acting Vice-Chair
- Bice Peruzzi – Secretary
- Rina Sala-Baker
- Dr. Ruggero Battan
- Linda Koster
- Denise Taylor
- Pattie Dooley
- Andrea Darling
- Rachel Bartels