Governor Meets with Mazatlan's American and Canadian Residents


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2011) - In a joint effort organized by the Sinaloa state government and Mazatlan's foreign residents, Governor Mario Lopez Valdez met with members of the American and Canadian community on February 25th. The purpose of the meeting was to establish a framework for engagement and collaboration. Oralia Rice Rodriguez, State Secretary of Tourism and Alejandro Higuera Osuna, Mayor of Mazatlan, were present at the meeting among other officials.

During his address, the governor thanked the crowd for living and believing in Mazatlan and Mexico. He invited attendees to join the people of Mazatlan in an effort to double the number of foreign residents and quadruple the number of visitors to the city. During the meeting, the governor announced the following:

  • Mazatlan's local government is committed to serve visitors alongside the destination's community of North American residents that represent an important part of the population.
  • A local bilingual office will be specifically dedicated to assisting these residents in all matters of social, political and community affairs as an extension of the local government.
  • A personal invitation was issued for a representative of this group to serve as part of his personal advisory board, as appointed by members within the community.

More than 9,000 US and Canadian citizens have made Mazatlan their permanent or seasonal home. Members of Mazatlan's Canadian community predominantly originate from Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. The meeting shows how important and valued the North American community is to the destination as well as the community's commitment to Mazatlan.

About Mazatlan:

Mazatlan is located on Mexico's Pacific Coast at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Founded in the 16th Century, Mazatlan is Mexico's only seaside colonial city. One in every three travelers that visits Mazatlan is Canadian.

For more info, contact:
Carolina Ibarra

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