Greenfield Sister Community in Moldova

On Friday, December 1, 2017, Greenfield became a "Sister Community" to the Hîncenti District of Moldova.

Mayor Willliam Martin of Greenfield and President Ghenadie Buza of the Hîncenti District met and expressed their communities' desire to form a relationship.

Memorandum of Understanding

To Create a Sister Community Relationship Between

The Town of Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States, and

The Hîncenti District of the Republic of Moldova

WHEREAS, the Town of Greenfield and the Hîncenti District of the Republic of Moldova wish to forge a sister community agreement; and

WHEREAS, both communities have a desire to build a global cooperation at the community level, promoting cultural understanding and stimulating economic development; now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that both Communities agree to undertake together these below listed actions, providing new opportunities for officials and citizens to experience and explore each other’s respective communities:

  1. Support each community’s efforts to pursue trade, health care, energy efficiencies, and cultural exchange programs that are mutually beneficial.
  2. Work to establish an artist-in-residence exchange program, which will broaden each community’s cultural and artistic awareness and provide a unique and invaluable platform upon which this global partnership may be illuminated. This program will aim to negotiate cultural differences, explore the potential to engage in cross cultural activities, as well as to further enhance the cultural environment in both cities.
  3. Exchange information and best practices for governmental management.
  4. Work to establish student exchange opportunities, providing students with an opportunity to develop their understanding and experience with American and Moldovan cultures.
  5. Both communities agree to entertain additional proposals so long as they are able to be adequately funded and meet the criteria of offering mutual benefit and promoting the communities.

IN WITNESS HEREOF, the Town of Greenfield and Hîncenti District, as represented by the Mayor of Greenfield and the President of the Hîncenti District, hereby sign this agreement on December 1, 2017, at the Town Hall, Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States.


William Martin, Mayor, Town of Greenfield

Ghenadie Buza, President, Hîncenti District

Calendar of Events
Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St. Greenfield, MA 01301
Wed, Feb 1, 2023, 12:00 pm