Chairperson: Elizabeth Young, Irma Flores
A relatively small city of 145,000 in the Mexican state of Morelos, Cuautla became Riverside’s second Sister City on July 9, 1968. Known for its natural warm sulfur springs and mild climate, Cuautla is an important tourist destination. Because of its role in Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain, Cuautla is also an official historic city. Riverside Fire Department personnel frequently travel to Cuautla to train their counterparts in firefighting techniques. Riverside Fire Department also donates decommissioned vehicles. The relationship is rich in art and cultural exchanges as well.