Mysore (Mysuru) and Cincinnati became Sister Cities at 8:30 a.m. on July 11, 2012. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on behalf of the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) and the Government of India by Mr. H. Vishwanath, M.P. in Cincinnati with the Mayor of Cincinnati. The MOU signed on July 11 at the City Hall aims at mutual understanding and co-operation between both cities, apart from promoting cultural, educational, commercial and entrepreneurial exchange.
Mysore, the second best ranked city in India has already found ways to improve its civic management in consultations with its partner, Cincinnati. The relationship is expected to really boost the drinking water and solid waste management issues in Mysore. Cincinnati, the Queen City would really be helping Mysore, the City of Palaces, in this regards.
Thanks to Mr. Mark Mallory, the Mayor of Cincinnati, who had played a pivotal role in securing the deal. Mr. Mallory had followed this up with the MCC officials for the previous two years and succeeded in getting this treaty signed. Mysore happens to be Cincinnati's eighth Sister City!