The town of Filey, North Yorkshire, England, entered into an accord with Calvert County, Maryland, United States of America on July 3 2004, for the purpose of sharing experiences and knowledge for mutual benefit of the two communities. In Filey, the ceremony took place in the Crescent Gardens and since then contact has been maintained with a view to furthering cultural links with the people of Calvert County.
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With reference to Resolution No. 37 - 06, Calvert County Board of Commissioners
The accord provides the opportunity to advance public awareness in each region regarding history, heritage, ecology and facilitate the exchange of information regarding the respective localities, including community, culture, economics, education, heritage, history together with others of mutual interest.
The Calvert County Board of Commissioners gave recognition to the importance of this international relationship and on 19 September 2006, the Calvert County Board of Commissioners further confirmed this partnership on the occasion of the first official visit by Filey citizens (members of the Filey Bay Initiative) since the signing of the accord.