• In early 1982, DSCI President, George Barrante, and the Director of the Denver Commission on Community Relations, Minoru Yasui, began to pursue a Mexican sister city relationship.

 

  • At the end of the year, it was agreed that Cuernavaca would be the best fit out of the five potential cities.

 

  • One characteristic of Cuernavaca that made it a fitting choice to be Denver’s sister city is its altitude. At nearly 5,200 feet above sea level, Cuernavaca could also be called ‘Mexico’s Mile High City’. With a population of over 300,000, it is home to many Americans, especially retirees.

 

  • Since becoming Denver’s sixth sister city in 1983, residents of both cities have benefited from the cultural, educational and personal exchanges that the relationship has promoted.