Beaverton’s most recent Sister City, Cluses, signed in 1999, is located in the southeastern region of France near Mt. Blanc in the French Alps. It enjoys year-round recreation activities such as hiking, mountain climbing, swimming, boating, parasailing, golfing, skiing and ice-skating.
Similarities include its history, with farmers establishing a city that is now involved with manufacturing precision parts for electronic, automobile and medical industries. Cluses lies in the L’Arve Valley on the L’Arve River. On the river is a museum housing an old water wheel used for power generation. This building is close to an ancient bridge that is said to have been ordered repaired by Napoleon. A Mayor, nine Deputy Mayors and 29 City Councilors govern the City. Cluses has a population of 18,000.