McAllen and Puerto Vallarta strengthen their relationship
By Anayancy Ulloa
July 22, 2022
The cities of McAllen, Texas, and Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, signed a brotherhood agreement with which they consolidate their friendship and strengthen their business relationship.
On July 20, Javier Villalobos, mayor of McAllen, signed the Twinning agreement in the City of Puerto Vallarta. During the event, he was accompanied by a delegation led by Tony Aguirre, District 1 Commissioner; Rodolfo “Rudy” Castillo, District 4 Commissioner; Pepe Cabeza de Vaca, Commissioner of District 6; Roel “Roy” Rodriguez, P.E., City Manager of McAllen; Josh Mejia, President and CEO of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce; and Annette Franz, president of the council, as well as other city departments.
“This signing represents a sincere friendship and the beginning of great opportunities for both regions. I am grateful to Luis Alberto Michel Rodríguez, mayor of Puerto Vallarta, and to the members of the council for receiving us warmly on this important occasion,” said Javier Villalobos.
He added that McAllen believes in alliances and cooperation, which is why they have 20 sister cities and Puerto Vallarta becomes number 21.
The formal act of the signing of the agreement took place in the municipal presidency of Puerto Vallarta, where the McAllen delegation and members of the port city council had the opportunity to share experiences and good practices in different areas of common interest.
"McAllen believes in the spirit of making alliances for the benefit of the region, and for many years, we have worked hand in hand with our brothers in Mexico and without a doubt it has paid off," said Roel "Roy" Rodriguez, P.E., administrator of the city.
“Today we confirm an important twinning commitment with Puerto Vallarta, which is essential to start cooperation projects in tourism, education, culture, and technical assistance, to mention just a few aspects. In addition to continuing to strengthen our commercial relationship with the McAllen-Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta route, which will make this last-mentioned destination the favorite Mexican beach in South Texas”, concluded administrator Rodríguez.