On March 21, 2012, Mayor Kiss created the Burlington-Honfleur Sister City Committee, chaired by Lise Veronneau, to maintain communication with the counterpart in Honfleur, le Comité de jumelage.
On October 8, the first official delegation from Burlington visited Honfleur, which included members of the Sister City Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy, Honorary Consul Ernie Pomerleau, Consul Général to New England Christophe Gilhou, Chamber of Commerce member Tom Torti, and Burlington City Arts executive director Doreen Kraft. They and the group in Honfleur signed a partnership agreement at the Hotel de Ville.
On July 2-6, 2013, Mayor Lamarre led a Honfleur delegation to Burlington. The delegates included Pierre Jan (Honfleur archivist), Christine Mas (director of U.S. relations), and Corinne Lamarre (assistant archivist and sister of mayor). They met with representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, Burlington City Arts, and Burlington High school.
On July 3, Mayor Lamarre and Burlington mayor Miro Weinberger signed a friendship agreement in City Hall.
Thereafter the Honfleur delegation toured sites in the Burlington area, including Burlington High School, the Intervale, the ECHO Center, the Shelburne Museum, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Saint Michael’s College, Champlain College, the University of Vermont, and Burlington City Arts. They enjoy a final dinner at Shelburne Farms.
Ambassador from Honfleur to the United States
On November 22, 2013, in Honfleur, Mayor Lamarre appointed Dana vanderHeyden ambassadrice from Honfleur to the United States.
Free Museum Admission
In December 2013 the two mayors agreed to the Free Admittance Agreement, allowing visitors from each city to enter the other’s museums for free.