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Planning meetings took place in November 2016. Two members of Formation Committee visited Mayor in Bravory and exchanged ideas about forming a Sister City.

Monthly follow-up meetings occurred in March, April, and May 2017. Application to create a sister city was presented to the Tacoma Sister Cities Committee at their meeting on July 26th, 2017.

The proposal was presented to the Economic Development Committee of City of Tacoma in July 2017 and was approved by the City Council in August 2017.

Since then, through community event, we further promote interaction between Slavic and Ukrainian members through delegation visits, annual school auctions, walk/run for youth events, and more recently the purchase of a Tacoma ambulance for Brovary.

  • Peter Sayenko – Slavic Christian Center Senior Pastor – Brovary immigrant
  • Svaytoslav Sayenko –Engineer, resident of Tacoma, Brovary immigrant
  • Stanislav Chain –City of Tacoma Electrician, previous Brovary Resident married to Brovary immigrant
  • Igor Sayenko – Anthony Truck Repair, Tacoma business owner and Brovary immigrant
  • Aleksey Guyvoronskiy – ACE Construction Services Tacoma business owner, member of SCC
  • Alex Slobodyanik, Slavic Christian Academy Principal, Brovary outreach organizer,
  • Alex Sloboda – Capital Construction, Tacoma Business Owner, Married to Brovary immigrant
  • Galina Sloboda – Brovary immigrant, Tacoma Slavic Association volunteer
  • Liliya Petrovskaya – Tacoma Public Schools Teacher, Ukraine immigrant
Tacoma - Brovary

Planning meetings took place in November 2016. Two members of Formation Committee visited Mayor in Bravory and exchanged ideas about forming a Sister City.

Monthly follow-up meetings occurred in March, April, and May 2017. Application to create a sister city was presented to the Tacoma Sister Cities Committee at their meeting on July 26th, 2017.

The proposal was presented to the Economic Development Committee of City of Tacoma in July 2017 and was approved by the City Council in August 2017.

Since then, through community event, we further promote interaction between Slavic and Ukrainian members through delegation visits, annual school auctions, walk/run for youth events, and more recently the purchase of a Tacoma ambulance for Brovary.

Leadership
  • Peter Sayenko – Slavic Christian Center Senior Pastor – Brovary immigrant
  • Svaytoslav Sayenko –Engineer, resident of Tacoma, Brovary immigrant
  • Stanislav Chain –City of Tacoma Electrician, previous Brovary Resident married to Brovary immigrant
  • Igor Sayenko – Anthony Truck Repair, Tacoma business owner and Brovary immigrant
  • Aleksey Guyvoronskiy – ACE Construction Services Tacoma business owner, member of SCC
  • Alex Slobodyanik, Slavic Christian Academy Principal, Brovary outreach organizer,
  • Alex Sloboda – Capital Construction, Tacoma Business Owner, Married to Brovary immigrant
  • Galina Sloboda – Brovary immigrant, Tacoma Slavic Association volunteer
  • Liliya Petrovskaya – Tacoma Public Schools Teacher, Ukraine immigrant
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Brovary means ‘brewers’ and is an ancient city located in the centre of Ukraine in the Kiev Oblast. It is located within seven kilometers from the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, and has a population of more than 100,000. Ukraine is a diverse country with many ethnic backgrounds and there are thousands of Ukrainian born immigrants living in Tacoma and its suburbs.

The city of Brovary is characterized by a great geographical location with access to natural resources, economic advantages, and access to main national and international highways including railroads. Brovary, just like Tacoma, is located near a waterway – the Dniper River which gives economic advantages to businesses.

Brovary enjoys access to natural resources, main national and international highways, and railroads, it also has large green open spaces.

Brovary’s core industries include shoe making, knitting, woodworking, machine tools and plastic materials. It is also home to a large Coca Cola company plant.

  • Brovary Ukraine is also a sister city to Rockford, Illinois
  • Brovary boasts multiple cultural institutions: City library, children’s’ library, educational complexes, outdoor school, sports clubs, performing arts school, music school, city museum, WWII museum, cultural center, city club, 3 theaters, open air theater, water park.
  • The communication systems that are present in Brovary are: radio stations, newspapers, broadcasting center for long and short waves. The city publishes 4 newspapers among them: “Brovarskiy Revizor”, “Pravda Tut”.
  • Brovary is hometown of talented Olympic and world champions. It has become an important sports center.
  • Brovary has also become famous for its Ukrainian football club called ‘FC Nafkom Brovary’ and plays in the Ukrainian football league called the ‘Druha Liha’.
  • 25% of Brovary population is involved in various areas of sport and the city has a youth sports school.
  • 24 preschools, 6 schools, 2 specialized schools focusing on foreign languages and humanities. College, private school “Fortune” and a secondary evening school.
  • Brovary has a regional hospital with ambulance services; it includes a diagnostics center and children’s hospital.
  • Most Ukrainians speak Russian language which is taught in some Tacoma Public Schools. Most Slavic churches offer evening or weekend Russian/Ukrainian language classes to children.
  • All schools and most preschools teach English language.

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