St. Louis - Stuttgart Sister Cities President, Susanne Evens was recognized by the St. Louis Mosaic Project for her extensive work between the cities of St. Louis and Stuttgart on Thursday, August 24. Press Release below.
The St. Louis Mosaic Project Celebrates Impactful Leaders in St. Louis Community The St. Louis Mosaic Project is proud to announce the 2017 Mosaic Award recipients. These individuals and organizations make the St. Louis region a more vibrant and inclusive community. Nominated by peers and selected by a group of business leaders, each were chosen for their leadership and contributions in St. Louis.
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Stuttgart Sister City Established in 1960, St. Louis – Stuttgart Sister City is the oldest sister cities partnership in St. Louis. Susanne Evens has been President of St. Louis – Stuttgart Sister City for ten years. Throughout her presidency, Susanne has organized major events and fundraisers while maintaining exchange programs between three local high schools and three high schools in Stuttgart. Similarly, she has also headed an exchange program with three local universities and the University of Stuttgart, Germany. As part of her role, Susanne has also facilitated trade delegations between Sister Cities. St. Louis – Stuttgart Sister City hosts an annual major fundraising event, Winterball Karneval, bringing together dignitaries, members, patrons and corporate sponsors in the spirit of Mardi Gras Season.
The St. Louis Mosaic Project was launched in 2012 in response to an economic impact report, outlining St. Louis to be lagging in immigrant growth as well as highlighting the economic benefits of increasing its foreign-born population. The Mosaic Project is a regional initiative that is professionally managed by St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, World Trade Center St. Louis and a 27-member committee. Its goal is to transform St. Louis into the fastest growing major metropolitan area for immigration by 2020 and promote regional prosperity through immigration and innovation. Learn more at www.stlmosaicproject.org