La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat to visit sister cities abroad Tuesday

As Americans are celebrating America’s independence , La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat is preparing to bring some American good will to La Crosse’s sister cities.

Mayor Kabat will be traveling on Tuesday to visit Friedberg Germany and Epinal France as part of a sister city exchange and trade mission.

In Friedberg, Kabat will be attending a major city festival and discuss cultural exchanges between the two cities.

In Epinal, Kabat will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the relationship between the city and La Crosse.

Kabat has never been to France and is excited to make the trip.

“We’ve had a long relationship and there’s something to be said about the emails and the internet, but to be there in person, to actually get to experience that, I’m really looking forward to that,” said Kabat.

Mayor Kabat will also be joined by Vicki Markussen of the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce and Lisa Herr of the Seven Rivers Alliance.