Mesa Sister Cities Association has elected its first Hispanic female president. Ana Cadillo, community relations manager for Southwest Ambulance, was named president of the organization, which works to foster relationships and understanding between Mesa and other nations.
Cadillo, a native of Peru and Mesa resident since 1992, has been a member since 2002, serving as association secretary since 2007. Her work at Southwest Ambulance included an effort to send medical supplies to an ambulance provider in Guaymas, Mexico. In October, she leads a medical mission to Peru where Southwest Ambulance will provide supplies for 70 donated surgeries.
Mesa’s sister cities are Caraz, Peru; Upper Hutt, New Zealand; Guaymas, Mexico; Kaiping, China; and Burnaby, Canada. The group meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, 120 North Center, Mesa. For more information visit www.mesasistercities.com.