About Our Guest

Appointed by Council, the Charlottesville Sister City Commission is an organizing body devoted to assisting the individual Sister City relationships with community activities and promotion.

The City of Charlottesville is an active member of Sister Cities International, a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between U.S. and international communities. This network strives to build global cooperation at the municipal level, promote cultural understanding and stimulate economic development.

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Program Transcript

Jan Paynter: Hello, Iím Jan Paynter, and I would like to welcome you again to our program, Politics Matters. Our guest today is Charlottesville city Mayor Dave Norris. Mayor Norris was born into a military family at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, grew up in Stuttgart, Germany, and in Northern Virginia. He received a BA in politics and history from Curry College in Massachusetts and an MA in government from William & Mary. Mayor Norris moved to Charlottesville in 1995, was voted onto City Council in 2006, and elected mayor in 2008.

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