Former city worker Bill Hinkle in the spotlight as Lodi hosts NorCal Sister City conference
Lodi’s Bill Hinkle, right, with three visiting Sister City officers — Bill Boerum, left, national treasurer; Doris Morse, second from left, Northern California coordinator; and Lalit Acharya, another national board director — at Saturday’s Northern California Sister City Committee in Lodi.
- Lodi Chamber of Commerce to host Chinese visitors
The Lodi Chamber of Commerce will host 38 business people from
China on Saturday and Sunday through the chamber’s relationship
with the Asian country. Chamber President/CEO Pat Patrick says he
doesn’t have a firm itinerary yet.
— Ross Farrow
Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 12:00 am
As a personnel department employee with the city of Lodi in the
1970s, Bill Hinkle was given an assignment that would change his
The late City Manager Hank Glaves made Hinkle the city's liaison
to the Sister City program. That meant keeping in touch with Lodi's
two Sister Cities, Kofu, Japan, and Lodi, Italy.
Monday, October 25, 2010 12:00 am.