The organizers of Culture Night invited me to participate in the press conference announcing the program for Culture Night. I was pleased to note how honored we are with the City of Reykjavik’s invitation to the city of Seattle to be the guest of honor for that event. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Reykjavik’s and Seattle’s relationship as sister cities. The city of Seattle is bringing a great line up of cultural ambassadors (rock groups, musicians, puppeteers) and business representatives. I am pleased to note that members of the Quileute Nation will also attend to share their culture, traditions, and art. I know that Icelanders will immediately see the value of the relationship between the two cities.