Located 170 miles from Warsaw, Wroclaw was established in the 10th Century at the intersection of four major trade routes of the time. It is the fourth largest city in Poland with a population of approximately 700,000 people. Wroclaw has several major industries including: metalworking, textiles, food processing, and data processing and electronics. The city is internationally recognized for its innovative approaches to dramatic production. Acting and Miming are a large part of the Wroclaw culture. Two of its renowned theaters are the Grotowski Laboratory Theater and the Henryk Tomaszewski Mime Theater. Wroclaw became our Sister City in 1993.
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A group from Charlotte, including the Queens University Concert Choir, visits Wrocław and Prague. Councilwoman Nancy Carter accompanies the group, opportunities for economic and civic exchange are explored.
Staszek Huskowski, the deputy mayor of Wrocław, visits Charlotte to meet with city officials about engineering services, environmental protection, and solid waste services.
Presentation about Wrocław at the Main Library (part of the International Partnerships series).
Mieczysław Grabuńczyk visits Charlotte for the Southern Christmas show. He carves and paints wooden carvings of the Nativity crèche in a traditional Polish style.
Anetta Zajączkowska showcases her crafts at the Southern Christmas Show. She paints detailed and beautiful Christmas ornaments.
May Pat McCrory travels to Poland as part of the Trade and Diplomatic Delegation of Mayors.
Krystyna Szkilnik shows her handpainted glass Christmas decorations at the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte.
Ewa Wójciak attends the Southern Christmas Show, where she displays her handmade lace. Lace-making is a tradition passed on by her aunt.
Monika Sochacka, a member of the Office of Wrocław Foreign affairs, visits Charlotte to learn how the city manages relationships with its sister cities.
Adam Szymański, a wood sculptor and carver, displays his work at the Southern Christmas Show.
A Wrocław delegation, including Mayor Rafal Dutkiewicz, visits Charlotte to celebrate their 10th anniversary as sister cities.
Grazyna Cyunelis visits Charlotte for the Southern Christmas Show. Cyunelis makes paper models, paintings, and sculpture renovations.
Ela Piechota, the president of a hospital in Wrocław, visits Charlotte to participate in programs about medical management.
A Wrocław delegation visits Charlotte to speak at the event “Major Issues in Poland’s Foreign Policy: The US, NATO, and Beyond.”
Bożena Sacharczuk , a potter, shows her work at the Southern Christmas Show. She creates bells from her clay.
A group visits from Wrocław to learn about job coaching and training.
A Charlotte delegation attends cultural events in Wrocław.
The Wrocław budget delegation meets with Charlotte officials to learn about the city’s budget planning.
Maciej Zaborski visits Charlotte for the Southern Christmas Show. Zaborski engraves intricate designs on rough wood.
A Charlotte delegation travels to Wrocław for the Millennium Celebrations.
Slawomir Piechota visits Charlotte as part of the Job Coach Project in Wrocław, which aims to provide employment for the disabled.
A delegation from the Charlotte – Mecklenburg Police Department visits Wrocław as part of an anti-crime and technical assistance program.
The Wrocław Police Department visits Charlotte for the “Prevention, Intervention, and Victim Assistance Program.”
The Charlotte Police Department visits Wrocław to discuss handling corruption.
A delegation of professionals serving in disabilities fields visits Charlotte.
Former Polish Prime Minister Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz lectures at Myers Park Presbyterian Church.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department visits Wrocław as part of the police exchange program.
A group from Charlotte, including director Peggy Wesp, visits Wrocław.
Wrocław city planners visit Charlotte.
An exhibition of photographs from Szczepan Rutka is on display in Charlotte.
A police delegation from the Wrocław Police Department visits Charlotte.
The Wrocław Folk Dance Ensemble visits Charlotte.
Andrezj Los, Chair of the Wrocław City Council, visits Charlotte and attends a city council meeting.
A group from the Wrocław Police Department visits Charlotte.
Mayor Pat McCrory asks for assistance to Wrocław, which has been badly damaged by the worst flooding the city has seen in 500 years. More than 7,000 pounds of supplies are collected.
The first group from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department visits Wrocław as part of the police exchange program.
A group from Charlotte visits Wrocław for the International Eucharistic Conference.
Maja Godlewska, an artist, visits from Wrocław.
Visit from Wrocław group to learn about Charlotte’s government.
Slawomir Piechota and Anna Sylinska-Skopiec visit Charlotte to discuss a disability project and the pope’s May 1997 visit to Poland.
Slawomir Piechota, vice mayor of Wrocław, visits Charlotte to learn about disabilities issues.
Five Polish interns visit the Charlotte City Office to learn about risk management.
Charlotte Sister Cities director Peggy Wesp visits Wrocław and meets with the city council to discuss the sister city relationship.
Aleksander Hojlo visits the area to discuss attracting domestic and foreign business.
Aleksandra Skrabka visits from Wrocław to learn about real estate.
Antoni Bielawski visits from Wrocław to meet with city officials.
Zbigniew Komar visits to learn about transportation.
Slawomir Chelstowski, Vice President of the Commission on Economic Development, visits Charlotte to learn about privatization techniques.
Miroslaw Szydelski, Deputy Director of the Economic Department, visits to learn about the role of banking in the Charlotte region.
Anna Zylinska-Skopiec of the Division of Foreign Affairs visits Charlotte.