Following establishment of a Sister City arrangement with Duren Germany the Dorchester County Council signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce to manage the Sister County partnership.
The German Partnership Committee was to include fifteen (15) members; seven (7) members appointed by the County Council, eight (8) members including a chair to be appointed by the Chamber and ratified by the Council.
The purpose of the partnership is to share information and ideas on economic, cultural and educational issues.
Natural evolution of these arrangements reflects the committees becoming their own entity. At this point in time the GPC has begun the process to become a separate entity and will do so over the next several months.