Gainesville, Florida and Rzeszow, Poland have formed a sister city partnership on February 21th 2013. A delegation of six distinguished representatives from Poland visited Gainesville. The delegation consisted of the Vice Governor of Podkarpacki Region, Slawomir Miklisz; Rzeszow Mayor Tadeusz Ferenc; City Council Chairman Andrzej Dec; President of the University of Rzeszow, Dr. Aleksander Bobko; President of Rzeszow University of Technology, Dr. Bogdan Marciniec; and Mrs. Marzena Furtak-Zebracka, Director of International Relations.
The two cities are similar in many ways. Rzeszow has 60,000 college students, a diverse transportation system, high school magnet programs, medical advances in cardiology and neonatal care, technology incubators and aviation, so multiple venues of exchange are possible.
See pictures from the visit to Gainesville on the next page...