Relationship finalized with a visit to K.Motzkin by an 18-person delegation of Tacomans led by Mayor Mike Parker in March, 1980. The Tacoma Sister City committee had been organized under the leadership of Lilly and Jack Warnick, and consisted of Mrs. Judy Parker, and citizens representing a diverse group of interested community activists.
Mayor Moshe Goshen led a return visit in June of 1980, consisting of municipal employees, involved citizens and their city–sponsored dance troupe, first—place winner of the European folk dance competition.
- Tacoma has hosted three delegations led city officials,
- sponsored four Israeli tours,
- hosted an award winning dance group from Petah Tikvah,
- participated in Tacoma’s movie festivals,
- hosted four Israeli musicians and a K. Motzkin city councilman for the International Music Festival,
- organized a series of eight concerts held in one month in various venues– including the governor’s mansion-that featured an Israeli cellist, Korean violist, and a Japanese violinist playing with local professional musicians;
- sponsored a month-long visit by school superintendent Jacob Agmon and family. While he spent two weeks each in City Hall and Central School, his wife, a professional artist, worked with Carlton Ball and their two children attended elementary school.