10/10/16: Mayors and officials of Clarksdale and Notodden, Norway renew sister city relationships
Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett introduces Notodden, Norway Mayor Gry Fuglestvelt Blochlinger to the City Commission. Council Chamber and the gavel he frequently uses at official meetings.
Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett and Notodden, Norway Mayor Gry Fuglestvelt Blochlinger (seated) renew the sister city relationship officially established in 1996. Pictured in the Norwegian delegation are (standing from left) Runar Lia, chairman of the Notodden Blues Festival (NBF); Terje Malm, manager of Notodden cultural affairs; Anlaug Landsver, NBF secretary; Svein Aanestad, Notodden city manager; and Jostein Forsberg, NBF leader. The Sunflower and Notodden Blues Festival also share a sister-city relationship and have exchanged musicians for many years.
Sealing the official sister city relationship between Clarksdale and Norodden, Norway outside City Hall are (from left) Terje Malm, manager of Notodden's cultural affairs; Svein Aanestad, city manager; Anlaug Landsver, Notodden Blues Festival (NBF) secretary; state Rep. Orlando Paden, D-Clarksdale; Notodden Mayor Gry Fuglestveit Blochlinger; Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett; Jostein Forsberg, NBF leader; and Runar Lia, NBF chairman.