Councilmember Craig Rice’s trip is part of the county’s sister cities partnership that former County Executive Isiah Leggett established in 2012 to improve relations between Ethiopia and Montgomery County— which is home to more than 15,000 Ethiopians

By Dan Schere (Bethesda Magazine) |

Starting Wednesday (January 16, 2019), Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice plans to lead a “sister cities” tour to Gondar, Ethiopia — a city of about 200,000 in the northern part of the country.

The trip is part of the county’s sister cities partnership that former County Executive Isiah Leggett established in 2012 to improve relations between Ethiopia and the county— which is home to more than 15,000 Ethiopians, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Rice will be joined by representatives from Montgomery College and faith leaders, among others.

They are scheduled to meet with Gondar Mayor Tekeba Tebabal, donate medical supplies to a local clinic and give computers and books to the University of Gondar.

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