Pendleton Mayor Phil Houk recently traveled to Portland to attend a fundraising event in support of Pendleton’s sister city, Minamisoma, Japan. Houk said the event was well attended.
Hiroshi Furusawa, the Consul General of Japan in Portland, expressed his appreciation of the mayor attending the event. Furusawa said, “Mr. Houk’s presence added special meaning to the event and was special for the Minamisoma people”.
The City of Pendleton is planning to send a delegation of its citizens to Minamisoma this summer.