Prosecutors from Mongolia visit Rapid City, meet with Mayor Allender

Allender Prosecutors 1RAPID CITY, S.D. — A delegation of prosecutors from Mongolia visited city hall Tuesday afternoon as part of an exchange program hosted by the Dacotah Territory International Visitor Program, a non-profit organization founded in Rapid City in 1995.

The program promotes global understanding through professional, cultural and educational person-to-person exchanges with international visitors and local citizens.

Mayor Steve Allender greeted the delegation and spent nearly an hour with the group in Council Chambers.

“I enjoy meeting our international visitors,” said Mayor Allender.  “It’s great these groups come to Rapid City and the Black Hills for a few days to learn about Rapid City, our area and the state. We get to share experiences – they learn from us, and we from them.”

The group visited informally about how city government operates, the work of law enforcement in the community, how city government and operations are financed and supported by citizens, the roles of mayor, city council and the various departments and staff, and how life is similar and different in Mongolia versus Rapid City.

The group presented Mayor Allender a gift from Mongolia and the mayor presented city pins to each member of the Mongolian delegation. The group spent two days last week in Washington, DC and is spending the week in South Dakota.

The trip includes visits to the local court system and with state and local court officials and attorneys.

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